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Whitehead

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Whitehead is a small seaside town on the east coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland, lying almost midway between the towns of Carrickfergus and Larne. It lies within the civil parish of Templecorran, the historic barony of Belfast Lower, and is part of Carrickfergus Borough Council. Before the Plantation of Ulster its name was recorded as both Whitehead and Kinbaine.Located at the base of Muldersleigh Hill, at the entrance to Belfast Lough, Whitehead lies in a small bay between the limestone cliffs of Whitehead and the black volcanic cliff of Blackhead, with the Blackhead Lighthouse on top, marking the entrance to the Lough. It had a population of 3,702 in the 2001 Census. Whitehead is notable in that there are no streets with the suffix "Street" in their name, giving rise to the nickname 'The Town With No Streets'.EducationOne primary school exists within the town - Whitehead Primary School. Another school, Lourdes Primary School, operated until June 2011.Churches Whitehead Baptist Church Whitehead Presbyterian Church St Patrick's Church of Ireland Whitehead Methodist Church Our Lady of Lourdes (RC) Bethany Hall, Christian Assembly Whitehead Congregational Church
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