4. Dalriada School

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4. Dalriada School

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Royal Connections


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6th March 2023

In AD 502, Fergus, son of King Erc and Prince of the Dalriada kingdom in North Antrim, with his two brothers, Lorne and Angus, crossed over and founded the kingdom of Argyle (‘the Eastern Gael’), or Scottish Dalriada, and so began the long history of Gaelic Scotland. The kings of Dalriada had their seat at Dunseverick, a few miles from Ballymoney, and through them the British Royal House traces its descent from the high kings of Ireland. Dalriada School, founded in 1878, is named in honour of this kingdom.



Dalriada School is located in Ballymoney. From the A26 turn on to the B62 towards Ballymoney at the Portrush Road Roundabout. After approx. 1km turn right at the roundabout onto North Road and then take first right onto St James Road. Dalriada School is located approx. 100m on the left.

Please Note: This is a working school and there is strictly no access to either the school grounds or buildings.

Co-ordinates: 55.0728, -6.5209 (nearest public access)


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This project is receiving financial support via the District Council Good Relations Programme.