Go along and explore Randalstown’s history

A history tour is to take place in Randalstown.

On Saturday 22 June at 11am there will be a tour around the area by a qualified Blue Badge Guide.

Explore and discover a town steeped in rich history and heritage with some tasty treats along the way.

Discover a unique bridge from the glory days of steam and take in the many reminders of the areas industrial heritage and links to the linen and iron industries.

The influence of the Old Bleach Linen Company and the O’Neill Estate will be explained and the links to the historic traditions of fairs and markets.

One of the highlights of the walk will be crossing Charles Lanyon’s magnificent viaduct which affords wonderful views over the town and into the Shane’s Castle demesne.

A project supported by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council through Randalstown town team will see tours in the town take place on the fourth Saturday of each month at 11am or by appointment at any other time.

Tours last for up to two and half hours and will cost £5 per person.

Already visitors from northern and southern Ireland as well as England, Scotland and Australia have been delighted to be taken through the ages with stories of Old Randalstown as well as being personally welcomed and offered hospitality by business owners.

For further information or to book a tour contact Randalstown Local Information Office (situated in Kearney’s supermarket Main Street) T. 028 9447 9800 or E. kearneysrandalstown@gmail.com

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