Photo History Ballyclare

People have lived in this part of the Six Mile Valley in County Antrim for five thousand years. Invaders included Vikings and Normans. At the same time as the Pilgrim Fathers landed in America it was finally settled by Scots planters. Jonathan Swift preached here and it was from here the families of Mark Twain, Sam Houston and General Alexander Macomb left for America.



Historical Society

Our Historical Society was launched in 1980. The original programme of lectures has been expanded to include publications, visits to archaeological sites, Schools' History competition and summer walks. We have links with the 80 other societies in this part of Ireland and friendly exchanges with societies in Mayo, Meath and Donegal. This site records our activities and the local history around Ballyclare. 


About Ballyclare




 Local Mills
Books on Local History
Finding Family Roots
Ulster Local Studies
 Links to Irish history sites
Ballyclare Exiles
Walks and Outings
Music Makers
American Links

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