Larne (Irish Latharna ) is a city in Northern Ireland.

It has about 18,000 inhabitants and is located in County Antrim, 23 miles north of Belfast, 23 Intl. Ballymena. Larne is a port and has a modern ferry terminal. There is a boat with P & O to Scotland ( Cairnryan and Troon ). Larne is the administrative seat of the district of the same name. East of the city is the most visible Ballylumford power plant, one of the main Northern Ireland.

Worth seeing are the Olderfleet Castle, the Chaine Memorial and the Carnfunnock Country Park.

Larne is at the northern edge of E 1; it leads from Belfast via the M2 to Newtownabbey and then on the highway A8. Larne is the terminus of a rail link from the Northern Ireland Railways Belfast.


In the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology Larne is the scene of the tragi-comic tale Aided Loegairi Buadaig ( "Death Loegaires the Victorious ").