Ballymena Holiday Homes Antrim
Ballymena is a town in County Antrim and is the seat of Ballymena Borough Council. Over half of the Borough’s total population of 58,500 live in Ballymena. The Borough, with the town of Ballymena as its centre, covers 200 square miles of one of the loveliest parts of Antrim. Ballymena Town is built on land given to the Adair family by King Charles I in 1626, on the basis that the town hold two annual fairs and a free Saturday market in perpetuity.
The Saturday market still runs. The town used to host Ireland’s largest one-day agricultural show at the Ballymena Showgrounds. There are still many historic buildings in the town. The Town Hall was built in 1924 on the site of the old Market House and has just recently been refurbished in 2007 at a cost of approx £20 million
Ballymena Town itself is the regional administrative centre for many organisations in the North – Eastern part of Northern Ireland, including the Health and Social Service Board, Education and Library Boards and Government Departments such as Inland Revenue and Social Security. It is also a popular retail area with a mixture of High Street Stores and traditional locally run outlets.
Farming and agricultural food related industries also play a major role in the economy of the Borough. Ballymena also has a strong manufacturing industry base. It has a central location within Northern Ireland with good roads and rail communication networks. The International Airport is only 18 miles away and the Belfast City Airport is 30 miles away.
The following attractions are within easy reach of Ballymena Town
* The Giant’s Causeway
* Arthur Cottage
* Dunluce Castle
* Slemish Mountain
* Bushmills Distillery
* Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
* Rathlin Island
* Joey Dunlop Memorial Garden
* Glenarriff Forest Park and Waterfall
* The Nine Glens of Antrim