The second main attraction is the Diamond where folk festivals and other cultural events take place and perhaps most famously the 17th century
'Ould Lammas Fair' is held here annually on the last Monday and Tuesday of August. At the
Lammas Fair you can sample the local specialities of 'dulse', an edible seaweed, and
'yellow man' a hard, sticky toffee.
Amongst other attractions are numerous pubs, one of which is well renowned for it's
cultural activities 'The House of McDonnell' named so because it's owners are indeed
descendants of the MacDonnells of Antrim. Nearby is the old Courthouse which is now
Ballycastle has not crowded streets filled with holidaymakers but rather a gentle
trickle of locals and foreigners alike strolling along enjoying the peacefulness.
Attractions and Activities
Seafront Exhibition and Craft
Situated at the seafront, and
tells the story of Ballycastle's very own industrial revolution that took
place in the 18th and 19th century. The centre also contains a shop where souvenirs
may be bought.
Sheskburn Recreation Centre
Formally the Star of the Sea secondary school, the
recreation centre is situated along Mary Street 50 metres from the
seafront in the same building as the council and tourist offices.
Facilities include a recently refurbished fitness suite, sauna, sports
hall, snooker room, snack bar. The grass and hard tennis courts are
situated across the road on the seafront.
Silvercliffs Holiday Park
The main attraction is the swimming pools with waterslide.