Armoy-Cassell's 1899

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Armoy-Cassell's 1899

Post by irishgen » 30 Jun 2004, 21:56

Cassell's 1899:

Armoy, parish and village on the Bush and Wellwater, Cary barony, North county Antrim, Ireland, 6› miles south of Ballycastle ; acreage 9,668. It is a fertile district, containing Knocklayd (1,695 feet), the hightest point in the county. The rocks are exceedingly varied, consisting of limestone, baasalt, gneiss, porphyry, trap, and mica-slate. Crystals, called Irish diamonds, are found on Knocklayd. The church is a plain structure, and there is a Presbyterian chapel. Near the village are the ruins of a round tower.

Population (parish) : 1,436.

Population (village) : 243.

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