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Cloughfern Corner

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Cloughfern Corner
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Roads Joined
B59  • B513
Junctions related to the B59 (Northern Ireland)

Cloughfern Corner in Newtonabbey was an offset crossroads between the Station Road - which led to Whiteabbey station - and the Old Irish Highway - an ancient road which ran from Carrickfergus to Antrim via Carnmoney.

When Newtownabbey was built up post-war, the housing estates of Fernagh, Rathfern and Rathcoole were built nearby.

The Old Irish Highway was bypassed by a road on a cutting with a 40mph speed limit - the O'Neill Road. Station Road was widened and bypassed at the Whiteabbey end.

The O'Neill Road and Station Road met at Cloughfern Corner at a crossroads. Initially this was a traffic light controlled junction with West - South and East - North sliproads.

Around approximately 1990 the junction was changed to a roundabout, 2 lanes with zebra crossings on all sides. Some of the roadspace was used as a bus stop / parking, allowing the lanes to curve back slightly left onto the roundabout. The sliproads remain in place.

The junction has been the scene of civil unrest between the mid 90s and the mid 2000s.


Route To Notes


Doagh via Mossley


Whitehouse Signposted Belfast A2


Whiteabbey Signposted Carrickfergus, University of Ulster, Belfast M5


Carnmoney Old Irish Highway is present initially as a pedestrian access to the left

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