Historical bus tours

Ballymoney Borough Arts Committee continues its summer programme of Historical Tours on Thursday 28 July when local historian S Alex Blair will lead a tour of places of historic interest in and around Dunloy. These include Dooey’s Cairn, Galdanagh Graveyard, St Joseph’s Church and Dunloy Sports Academy.

A further tour will take place on Wednesday 17 August and features St Patrick’s Church of Ireland and the Round Tower, Armoy, St MacNissi’s Church, Magherahoney, St Patrick’s Church Loughguile and Loughguile Millennium Centre.

Both these tours depart from Townhead Street Car Park at 6.30pm returning at approximately 9.30pm. There will be tea and coffee at the final stop on each tour. Tickets are £7.

On Saturday 13 August, well-known archaeologist and author Jon Marshall, will lead a bus tour of important, seldom visited historical sites in the Ballymoney area.

This is the perfect introduction to the ancient heritage in our landscape and a chance to discover more about Stone Age tombs, ring forts, mottes, old graveyards and the people who populated this region during the last few thousand years. This tour takes place from 10.30am-4.30pm and tickets are £10 including lunch.

There are a maximum number of 30 tickets available for all of these tours so booking is advisable. Tickets are available from Tourist Information at the Town Hall 028 2766 0230.