Situated on the north coast of Co. Antrim, Ballycastle – or Baile an Chaistil – is just magical. Here is a beach, a harbour, a town, a ferry.

Here is the place the Atlantic Ocean meets the Sea of Moyle and, just over the sea, is Rathlin Island. In 1898 ,Marconi changed the history of how language travelled by making the first wireless transmissions across water between Rathlin and Ballycastle. Robert the Bruce sought shelter here, and the Children of Lir lived here for 300 years.

St. Columba landed at nearby Murlough Bay on his way to Iona in the 6th century and Roger Casement wanted to be buried there. Here is Fair Head, Murlough Bay, Kinbane, Knocklayde, Bonamargy, the annual Lammas Fair. On a good day, you can see the Mull of Kintyre: on a bad day, you can hear…

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  • Flowerfield Arts Centre
  • Ballycastle Poetry Jukebox
  • Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council