Balnamore Mill, Rebellion & Exile

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For decades, the mill was at the heart of Balnamore. It offered employment, built community spirit and drove forward the development of the village.

On Thursday 10th April, Dr Bob Curran will explore the significance of the linen industry to the local area, as well as examine the life of one of its owners, the Caldwell family of Harmony Hill.

Discover how the family became involved in the United Irishmen Rebellion of 1798, along with many others who “turned out” from the local area, and learn how they escaped the hangman’s noose.

An opportunity to reminisce, as well as learn more about the importance of the United Irishmen Rebellion of 1798 to the local area.

Everyone is welcome to come along, the talk is free of charge, and will commence at 7pm in Balnamore Community Centre. The Community Centre can be found directly opposite Balnamore Primary School.

The project is delivered by Ballymoney Borough Council, funded under the European Union’s PEACE III programme and managed on behalf of the Special EU Programmes Body by the North East PEACE III Partnership.

To get involved and for further information, please contact: Sarah Harkness, Cohesion Officer, Ballymoney Borough Council, Tel: 02827660248, or Email: sarah.harkness@ballymoney.gov.uk