Ballyclug (County Antrim)
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Ballyclug is a parish in Lower Antrim with 3,692 inhabitants. The O'Haras settled here during the reign of Henry 11 and the ancient mansion still occupies the summit of a gently rising eminence near the village of Crebilly. In 1641 Cromwell wrested from them a considerable portion of the manor which he divided among several traces of his adherents.
The soil is fertile and agriculture has greatly improved. Fairs for horses, black cattle, sheep and pigs are held on June 26th and August 21st.
The chapel which is situated near Crebilly was constructed in 1810 near the neat of the O'Haras. There are five public schools and a private school In 1759 Col O'Hara bequested ﾣ20 per annum to the poor of the parish.
The 1821 ﾖ 1851 census returns were almost all destroyed in a fire, the 1861 ﾖ 1891 census returns were destroyed by the government. The 1901 ﾖ 1911 census returns are available on line free of charge on the National Archives of Ireland website.
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