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Ballymena, Co. Antrim

Located in central Antrim, in the pleasant valley of the River Braid, Ballymena is an important borough with a history of linen and other industries. 

The Saturday market dates back to 1626, and the most prominent feature of the surrounding country side is Slemish Mountain on the south side of the Braid Valley, which is the remainder of an extinct volcano, with fine views from the summit. 

The town is rich in local history including the shrine of St Patrick which is a place of pilgrimage and the Motte in Harryville which dates back the 12th Century. 

Ballymena golf club (0044 28 25 861 487) provides golfers with a flat heath land course with heather, gorse and lined with trees. 

Both Killylane Reservoir and Dungonnell Reservoir provide anglers with excellent trout fishing. 

Walking enthusiasts are spoilt for choice, with Slemish on the door step and a number of forests such as Portglenone Forest, Tardree Forest and Ballyboley Forest.

Gardens

2 Old Galgorm Road - Gardn Ballymena - County Antrim Northern Ireland
2 Old Galgorm Road
Ballymena, Co. Antrim
The gradualist approach has a lot of advantages when taking on a large garden and that is exactly the way the Glynns went about transforming their two and a half acres after they moved into their Victorian home 27 years ago. Each year they se ...
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Golf

Cushendall Golf Club - Cushendall County Antrim Northern Ireland
Cushendall Golf Club
Cushendall, Co. Antrim
Course Type: Parkland
Founded in 1937, this picturesque 9 hole golf course is bounded by the quaint village of Cushendall and the waves of Red Bay and nestles at the foot of stunning Glenballyeamon in the celebrated Glens of Antrim. The River Dall meanders throug ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
Ballealy Cottage
Ballealy Cottage is a 19th Century deerkeeper's cottage on the Shane's Castle estate, beside Lough Neagh, Co. Antrim. Set in a woodland by a stream, Ballealy presents a fairytale appearance of irregular gables and half-hipped roofs, edged with or ...
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What's On

Park Shopping Centre - Belfast - Thursdays
 Farmers Market - The Park Shopping Centre Belfast

Thursdays 10-4pm

Contact: Sean McArdle - 087 6115016 info@irishfarmersmarkets.ie

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Tourist Attractions

Queens University - Queens University Belfast - Belfast Northern Ireland
Queens University
Belfast, Co. Antrim
Founded as Queen’s College in 1845, it became a university in its own right in 1908. Today, it is an international centre of research and education rooted at the heart of Northern Ireland. With more than 17,000 students and 3,500 staff, ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
Ten Square Hotel
Belfast, Co. Antrim
This luxurious boutique hotel directly overlooking the historical City Hall is Belfast’s coolest place to stay and makes an ultra romantic location for wedding venues - especially if you hire their Phantom Rolls Royce for the day (£1, ...
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