Free Plantation Tour event

A Plantation Tour of Limavady, Ballymoney, Coleraine and Moyle will take place on Friday, 2 and Saturday, 3 March 2012 and residents are urged to attend.

The tour, which is a joint Good Relations initiative between Limavady Borough Council, Moyle District Council, Coleraine Borough Council and Ballymoney Borough Council, will take place from 9.30am to approximately 6pm on both days and will be facilitated by Nick Brannon, Archaeologist and Helen Perry and John Hamilton, Causeway Museum Service.

The tour is FREE of charge and participants can choose which day suits them best as it will be the exact same tour running both days.

The idea of the tour is to highlight the many historic sites within the four council areas and sites visited will include the Dungiven Priory, Roe Valley, Dunluce Castle, Movanagher, Goodland and Ballylough.

The tour will be an intensive, long day involving a lot of walking so suitable footwear and rain wear (if necessary) should be worn.

Participants will meet at Coleraine Town Hall for 9.30am and the tour bus will depart at 10am sharp returning to Coleraine at approximately 6pm.

A light lunch will be provided but participants are free to bring additional refreshments, including flasks of coffee or tea, if they wish.

Anyone wishing to attend must register before Friday, 24 February. Spaces on the tour are limited and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis so register now by calling 02827660233 to secure your spot! When registering please state which day you will be attending and your preferred choice of sandwich for lunch, choices are: Ham and Cheese, Plain Chicken, Cheese & Tomato and BLT.

Michael McCafferty, Good Relations Officer for Ballymoney Borough Council is very enthusiastic about the tour, he said: “The Plantation Tour event promises to be an enjoyable, informative day out and the fact it is running on the Friday and Saturday means people have a choice of what day suits them best. There is a wealth of history within our Borough and neighbouring areas just waiting to be explored and this tour will do just that!”