J4399 : Millbay and Larne Lough

taken 9 years ago, near to Magheramorne, Duffstown and Ballylumford, Northern Ireland

Millbay and Larne Lough
Millbay and Larne Lough
The Brown’s Bay Road D4500 : The Brown's Bay Road, Islandmagee (5) climbs gradually from Ballystrudder as it makes its way towards Brown’s Bay and Ballylumford. This view, from just above the old 300ft contour, shows Millbay J4499 : Millbay, Islandmagee (middle) backed by the waters of Larne Lough J4694 : Larne Lough. Part of the Magheramorne spoil heap LinkExternal link intrudes at top left. Magheramorne House J4298 : Magheramorne Presbyterian church
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is visible to the above the heap to the right.
Larne Lough

A sea lough, more than six miles long, Larne Lough is an area of special scientific interest. Much of it has inter-tidal mudflats attracting waders and, in the winter, migrant geese. The lough is sufficiently deep at the northern end to accommodate ships drawing more than ten metres D4201 : Ballylumford power stations, Islandmagee.

Magheramorne spoil heap, Larne Lough :: J4598


The spoil heap, at Magheramorne, on the western side of Larne Lough beside the Carrickfergus – Larne road, is a result of many years of cement production and limestone quarrying. The Ordnance Survey Memoirs (1830/40) suggest that Ballylig limeworks started burning lime in 1804 and that (at the time of the survey) up to 150 men were employed during the summer. They report 130,000 barrels of limestone being exported in some 340 ships. Production of cement seems to have started around the time of WW1 and ended in 1989. The quarry supplied the stone used in building the M2 foreshore motorway from Greencastle to Whitla Street, Belfast. There are now plans for a major development of “eco-friendly” houses on the heap. Note: this description and series of photographs appear as a matter of record only. I have no connection with Lafarge or any group(s) opposed to the plans. The caption and photographs should not be interpreted as expressing any opinion for or against the scheme. There is also a plan to convert the disused quarry) on the other side of the road) for leisure use.

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J4399   (more nearby search)
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Monday, 25 July, 2011   (more nearby)
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Monday, 25 July, 2011
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 433 992 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:49.2057N 5:46.1961W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! D 458 001
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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