St. Colmcille's Church
Holywood is a town in County Down in Northern Ireland, located just outside Belfast. Despite its spelling, Holywood's name is pronounced as "Hollywood."

It was originally founded as a monastery in 640. It was first referenced in history in the 14th Century, then known as "Haliwode."

Today, the town is known for its proximity to Belfast and the Belfast City Airport, its historic churches, and numerous jazz and blues music festivals.

People Born in Holywood

Jamie Dornan

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