Ballymena  County Antrim


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Ballymena like this:

Ballyamena, market town, Kirkinriola par., mid. co. Antrim, on river Braid, 33 miles NW. of Berfast and 131 miles N. of Dublin by rail -- township, 469 ac., pop. 8883; 4 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-days, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. It has extensive linen mfrs., important flax spinning, bleaching, and dye works; and iron ore is worked in the vicinity.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ballymena, in and County Antrim | Map and description, A Vision of Ireland through Time.


Date accessed: 25th June 2024

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