Skerry (Antrim)

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About Skerry

Skerry is a parish in Antrim with a population of 4,405. The lower lands are well cultivated and fertile. There is a large bog tract and it produces an abundance of fuel. Ironstone and coal have been discovered but have not been worked as yet. There is an extensive mill for the spinning of linen yarn and flax and the weaving of linen cloth is carried out almost in every house. On November 17th an annual fair is held for horses, cattle, pigs and pedlery.

The ancient church has long since been in ruins and the present church which was built by Charles who is an ancestor f Earl O'Neill in 1765 was done so on condition that the parishioners keep in good repair. In 1829 a vestry was added at the expense of the parishioners.


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