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Bradshaw’s Guide

Ballymena

Here are the ruins of an old castle, founded by the Adairs, which the rebels held in 1798. The town has a population of 6,000, principally employed in the linen trade.

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Places nearby

  • County Antrim : Belfast

    This is the great seat of the Irish linen trade, and the capital of Ulster, in Antrim county, at the mouth of the Lagan.

  • County Antrim : Portrush

    This small, yet pretty bathing place, which has Dr. Adam Clarke’s School and monument, and where the mirage is often seen, is beautifully situated on a basalt peninsula.