If you have heard the word “Carrickfergus” before may have listened to a song about the place from Charlotte Church who sings:
“I wish I was in Carrickfergus
Where the castle looks out to sea.
I would swim over the deepest ocean
For my love to be with me.
But the sea is wide and I can not swim over
Nor have I the wings to fly
I wish I had a handsome boatman,
To ferry me over, my love and I.”
Our Airbnb had a view of the ocean from our apartment in Carrickfergus just down the block from the castle.