County Antrim

The name Antrim comes from the Irish word ‘Aontroim’ meaning ‘Lone Ridge’. This rugged and beautiful county has an incredible coastline which includes the Glens of Antrim, The Giants Causeway and Belfast Lough. This ancient land was once part of the Dalriada Kingdom that stretched across the Irish Sea to Scotland. The main Gaelic families to rule here were the O’Neills, the McQuillans and the O’Quinns however powerful Scottish families have also ruled this area who include the McDonnells, the Bissels, the MacNeills and the McAllisters.

Ballintoy Church, Ballintoy. County Antrim 1817

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A church with a big view, Notable families & Game of Thrones Ballintoy or ‘Baile an Tuaigh’ means ‘the northern townland’ in Irish. This church is perched on a hill above Ballintoy harbor [...]

Ballintoy Church, Ballintoy. County Antrim 18172020-04-26T15:07:01+00:00

Carrickfergus Castle, Carrickfergus. County Antrim 1177

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One of the best-preserved Norman castles in Ireland Carrickfergus Castle in County Antrim is one of the best-preserved medieval structures in the whole of Ireland. It was built by the Norman conqueror John [...]

Carrickfergus Castle, Carrickfergus. County Antrim 11772020-04-30T20:36:37+00:00

Bendhu House, Ballintoy. County Antrim 1936-52

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An expression of free thinking & An architectual gem This eccentric and intriguing house is located in one of the most scenic areas of Northern Ireland. It was the creation of Newton Penprase [...]

Bendhu House, Ballintoy. County Antrim 1936-522020-04-28T21:36:55+00:00