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Coordinates: 54°43′24″N 5°46′56″W / 54.72333°N 5.78222°W / 54.72333; -5.78222

Boneybefore, facing east. The Andrew Jackson Cottage is just visible to the right.

Boneybefore (/ˈbɒnibɪˌfɔːr/ BON-ee-bi-for) is an area of Carrickfergus in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It lies between the A2 road and Belfast Lough.

It is home to the Andrew Jackson Centre (also known as the Andrew Jackson Cottage), the ancestral home of Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States. The centre is housed in a traditional thatched Ulster–Scots farmhouse built sometime in the 1750s, which was home to Andrew Jackson's parents shortly before they emigrated to South Carolina in the United States. It has been decorated in the style of that period and features an extensive display on the life of Andrew Jackson.[1] The cottage's grounds feature the US Rangers Centre, which pays homage to the soldiers of the First Battalions of the elite US Rangers, which was first "activated" in Carrickfergus in 1942.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-08-27. Retrieved 2010-03-26.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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