Franciscan Friary C1500 traditional founded by Rory McQuillan and burial place of the McDonnells of Antrim.

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  • Good signage along the road and room for a couple of well parked cars at the top. I wouldn’t really class it as a walk as it’s so short; my circular route including exploring the graveyard just about hit 0.3 miles.
    It is however a very interesting site, the architecture is superb. The information panels are readable and interesting. I walked around a couple of times having read more of the detail halfway through.
    There is a section closed off and evidence of further restoration. Looking forward to coming back in the future to see more.

    Rhonda V at 10:22 pm
  • County Antrim

    Distance 0.5 miles

    OS Map Sheet 5

    Terrain Hardcore/tarmac path

    Nearest Town Ballycastle

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference D12785 40910

    Route Type Coastal, Parkland & Grassland

    Route Description

    From the small car park at walled graveyard off main road, walk alongside golf course through gateway towards monument and return same route.

    Point of Interest

    Impressive 16th century Architecture

    Getting to the start

    Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

    Facilities

    Car park and site interpretation