Indeed, Coleraine is arguably the starting point for Irish history itself. A mile south of the town centre lies Mountsandel Fort, where the earliest known settlement in Ireland was sited around 7000BC.
Why is Coleraine called Coleraine?
The spot was next to the river Bann and was overgrown with ferns, which were being burned by some boys to amuse themselves. This incident led to the area being called Cúil Raithin (nook of ferns), which was later anglicised as Colrain, Colerain and Coleraine.
Is Coleraine Antrim or Derry?
Coleraine, Irish Cúil Raithin, town and former district (1973–2015) astride the former counties of Antrim and Londonderry, now part of the Causeway Coast and Glens district, Northern Ireland. Coleraine town is located near the mouth of the River Bann.
Is Coleraine a nice place to live?
All in all, Coleraine is one of the most attractive towns in Northern Ireland thanks to its numerous employment activities, clean streets and its close proximity to so many tourist attractions. Also check out History of Coleraine, or view our Coleraine Jobs.
Is Coleraine safe?
Coleraine is the second safest small town in Londonderry, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of Londonderrys 21 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Coleraine in 2020 was 58 crimes per 1,000 people.
Can an English person live in Ireland?
UK citizens do not need a visa or residency permit to live, work or study in Ireland. Under the Common Travel Area ( CTA ), UK and Irish citizens can live and work freely in each others countries and travel freely between them. Irelands Citizens Information service has advice about moving to and living in Ireland.
Do Protestants say Derry or Londonderry?
The name Derry is preferred by nationalists and it is broadly used throughout Northern Irelands Catholic community, as well as that of the Republic of Ireland, whereas many unionists prefer Londonderry; however, in everyday conversation Derry is used by most Protestant residents of the city.