Welcome to Newtownabbey
Newtownabbey (Baile Nua na Mainistreach) is a large urban area in County Antrim, to the north of Belfast. Newtownabbey Urban Area includes a large number of smaller towns and villages, including Carnmoney, Ballyduff, Glengormley, Jordanstown, Monkstown, Rathcoole and Whiteabbey.
The new town of Newtownabbey was created in 1958 from the existing villages of Carnmoney, Glengormley, Whitehouse, Jordanstown, Monkstown and Whiteabbey. In 1973, Ballyclare and its rural hinterland were added to the Newtownabbey Urban District Council to form the new Newtownabbey District Council, which was later awarded the status of borough.