Ballymoney is a town in Northern Ireland with a population of 9,000, located in County Antrim. Although the town is not of enormous tourist interest, Ballymoney has some rather interesting historical monuments, and also organises an annual Festival dedicated to Drama . Don’t miss its impressive dolmen, located less than 3 km from the town…
If you want to explore Ballymoney town centre, don’t miss its church, which is among the oldest buildings in the whole town. It is believed to date from 1637, and is remarkably well preserved. The clergy still officiate there, and a free tour of the building is available to all visitors.
Also don’t miss the manor house of the sixth count and second marquis of Antrim. This mansion is said to have been built in 1775 and was once used as a court, a school and a town hall . The building can be visited on condition that you pay an entrance fee of €5.50. The visit is guided, and lasts about 45 minutes.
Finally, don’t forget to pass in front of the town hall, a gigantic building built in 1866 in a typical Georgian style.