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.
A key ancient site, A holy well & St Patrick This location was regarded as one of the 'key' ancient sites as it was the end point where one of the Royal roads [...]