is a small village
in County Antrim
, Northern Ireland
, south east of Roughfort
, and about 6 km west of Glengormley
. It has developed at the junction of the Bernice Road and the Clarke Lodge Road. In the 2001 Census
it had a population of 69 people. It lies within the Newtownabbey Borough Council
Places of interest
- Craigarogan chamber tomb or passage grave (in Irish: Carn Greine, ie Cairn of the Sun). Locally it is pronounced as Carngraney and as a result sometimes called Granny’s Grave (which is also a corruption of Grania's Grave). (OS map ref: J270842).
In the Irish Rebellion of 1798, Henry Joy McCracken raised the standard of rebellion on 6 June 1798 at Craigarogan rath, near Roughfort. Many Antrim men clearly were cautious because comparatively few United Irishmen assembled at Craigarogan. Singing the Marseillaise, they marched towards Antrim, only to be defeated in the Battle of Antrim the next day.