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Conlig is a large village of some character is off the busy road to Newtownards, 3km from Bangor in east County Down. In a sense, it could be described a rural suburb of East Belfast but with wonderful tranquil qualities. Before the dual carriageway was laid, the main road used to run through the village street, but visitor traffic is now largely limited to golfers en route to the two 18 hole championship courses of Clandeboye Golf Club.
The most challenging of North Downs six golf clubs, Clandeboye, attracts top class golfers and is a huge driver of visitors to the village making it a prosperous and affluent area. Apart from the golf courses of Clandeboye, Conlig is noted as being the home town of former top class Formula One racing driver, Eddie Irvine. His family own a garage in the village.
There are lovely walks in the wooded countryside around the village. You may even catch a glimpse of antlered deer grazing among the woodland plants. They are part of a herd long established in the neighbouring Clandeboye Estate.