The name means "town of the castle". It has a population of about 4,500 approx. It is a small seaside resort of architectural character to which holiday makers go back time and again. It has everything: fine beach, caravan and camping, splendid sea and river angling, golf course, tennis, bowls, ruined friary, cliffs and caves and a new marina. Ballycastle Museum is open during July and August and presents the folk social history of the Glens. The Museum has on display a fine variety of exhibits depicting rural life in days gone by.


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