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Royal Connections Heritage Trail

Connecting the kings, queens, castles and kingdoms of the Causeway Coast and Glens From mythological princesses, to medieval sites, the tyrants of folklore, and modern monarchs, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]