Ballyhalbert is located along the Ards Peninsula and is home to an 800 year old castle mound, a standing stone and the ruins of an old church and there is evidence too of Ballyhalberts early trading connection, the locals here speak with an accent as broad as any Scot. There is a fine sandy beach and a harbour 1km from the village which has become a centre for water skiers. Off Burr Point, the most easterly point of Ireland, is Burial Island, now a nesting site for terns but formerly a place of Danish Burial. 'Baile Thalboid' this translated into English means 'Talbots Homestead'. Population, census figures for 1991 are 332.


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