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Towns in Co Down.

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(Harbour of the gloomy servant)

Groomsport is a pretty seaside town situated a few miles from Bangor. On 13th August 1689 Marshal Schomberg landed here with 10,000 thousand men to defend the Williamite cause, these forces were joined the next year when William III landed at Carrickfergus in Co Antrim.

Schomberg marched his army to Belfast crossing the river Lagan over a stone bridge which stood on the site of the present Queens Bridge. It is said that the passage of his heavy cannon destroyed this bridge which had to be replaced shortly after.

On 9th Sept 1626 The Eagles Wing sailed out of Groomsport with 140 colonists bound for America, they were forced back by bad weather.

Tourist Information
Cockle Row
Main Street
Co Down
Tel +44 (0)28 9145 8882
E Mail
Web Site

Near the towns harbour are two restored fisherman's cottage.