Society launches exhibition in Ballintoy

Ballintoy Archaeological and Historical Society launched a new exhibition in the village to celebrate the achievements of Ballintoy’s Hidden History project.

Maurice McHenry, chairman of the Society, said the project, funded by HLF’s All Our Stories programme, was established to explore and tell the stories of Templastragh Church, Ballintoy Castle and an eighteenth-century school at White Park Bay. Very little was known about these three important local sites, but the Society, with the assistance of archaeologists from the University of Ulster and Queen’s University Belfast, was determined to rescue them from obscurity and ensure they were given their rightful place in the story of the local community.

Martin McDonald, Heritage Lottery Fund NI Committee added congratulations to the Society on their achievements.