(Irish: Carraig Ḟearġais)

Situated on the shores of Belfast Lough, Carrickfergus is dominated by the iconic Norman citadel which has stood guard to the stunning Antrim coastline since the 12th century. Despite being one of the island of Ireland's oldest settlements, the town of Carrickfergus boasts a blend of modernity and convenience with an idyllic location not far from Belfast itself.

Sheils Carrickfergus

Located just beyond the town towards Kilroot.

The Local Board and Christine Harper in particular have forged close connections with the local community, which has led to many “extra” facilities being available, such as the summerhouse and raised beds where a lot of vegetables are grown. Outings are arranged and many residents have been involved in a knitting project for needy in Malawi.




To celebrate 150 years serving the community a FESTIVAL OF SHEILS' ARTS AND CRAFTS was held in the Civic Centre Foyer, Council Offices , Antrim Street, Carrickfergus on Saturday 10th March 2018.  It was open to the General Public and featured paintings and art work, a craft workshop, archive material, video show  - interviews with residents and friends, images of Charles Sheils Community and  Carrickfergus over the years.


The Festival was funded through  a Mid and East Antrim Borough Council Festival Grant.


Superintendent: Christine Harper

Address:21,Sheils' Houses, 48  Larne Road, Carrickfergus, BT38 7EA

Telephone: 028 93351501