CCGBC Museum Services

24th March 2023

Shared Music of Dalriada – Flowerfield 2023

In 2022, the Shared Music of Dalriada project brought young musicians together on Rathlin Island to explore the traditional music, song and dance shared by communities […]
7th March 2023

20. St Guaire’s Parish Church, Aghadowey

Set on a site of great antiquity, the current church dates from 1797. St Guaire, thought to be a corruption of Jerome, is said to have […]
7th March 2023

19. Slaghtaverty

In a field in Slaghtaverty, a townland near Garvagh, there is a prehistoric cairn, Sleacht Abhartaigh (Slaght Averty) or the Dwarf’s Grave. This is the setting […]
7th March 2023

18. Royal Portrush Golf Club

Royal Portrush Golf Club, originally called the County Golf Club, was formally opened in 1888. The club was granted permission by The Duke of York (later […]
7th March 2023

17. Robert Quigg VC Memorial

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II unveiled the statue commemorating Sergeant Robert Quigg V.C., in Bushmills, on 28 June 2016. Private Robert Quigg, 12th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, […]
7th March 2023

16. Mountsandel

Mountsandel, on the east bank of the River Bann, today enjoys the claim to being the site of the earliest known settlement in Ireland. However, the […]
7th March 2023

15. Lurigethan

Lurigethan stands tall above the village of Cushendall with the plateau forming one side of the Queen of the Glens, Glenariff. The defensive qualities of the […]
7th March 2023

14. King’s Fort

King’s Fort, at the foot of Donald’s Hill, near Drumsurn, commands a strong defensive position with magnificent views up the Kilhoyle Valley towards Dungiven, south to […]
7th March 2023

13. King of Ballycastle

Until 1971, a mysterious statue group stood overlooking the tennis courts in Ballycastle. The statues were said to have been brought to Ireland from India and, […]
7th March 2023

12. Gortnamoyagh Inauguration Stone

Located in Gortnamoyagh Forest, it is said that this stone was used in the medieval period for the inauguration and crowning of local chieftains. There are […]
7th March 2023

11. Glentaisie

Glentaisie, the northernmost of the nine Glens of Antrim, is named after the legendary figure of Princess Taisie, who was gifted the lands and the Dun […]
6th March 2023

10. The Giant’s Sconce

The Giant’s Sconce, on Sconce Hill, with extensive views in all directions was the ideal location for a hilltop fort. The oval Iron Age hilltop fort, […]