Map of Ballymena
By consulting this map of Ballymena, you can plan in advance your trip to this beautiful North Ireland province and select your destinations. You can use the information provided by this map of Ballymena to decide upon the location of the hotel where you will spend the night and the means of transportation to use: car hire, personal car, train or airplane. To make sure that you will have a comfortable vacation, should always check before you leave your home if the essential items, such as your traveller’s checks, passport and, of course, the map of North East Lincolnshire are packed.
This is a map of Ballymena, which aims to provide you with a general understanding of any roads, streets, motorways, landmarks and regional divides of the area.
Ballymena is known as a large town in Northern Ireland. Specifically, it lies in the County of Antrim and is the Ballymena Borough Council’s seat. According to a 2001 Census, Ballymena held a total population of just over 28,700 people.
King Charles I gave the land that the town itself stands on, to the Adair Family in 1626. The land was given on two conditions. One being that Ballymena would have a free Saturday Market in perpetuity, the other being two annual fairs would have to be held in the town. The Saturday Market is still running to this day.
Ireland’s largest single day agricultural event was previously hosted by the town, in the Ballymena Showgrounds. A wide range of historic buildings still stand in the town. In 1924 the Town Hall was built, located at the grounds of the old Market House. In 2007, the Town Hall was refurbished at a cost of approximately £20 million.
There is a relatively high number of educational institutions in the town, with 5 colleges as well as High Schools and Academies.
Saint Patrick’s legendary first home is located in Ballymena, lying at around 6 miles (10km) from Slemish Mountain. Patrick worked as a shepherd at the mountain, due to isolation from the rest of the world, he had turned to prayer. Later in life he would become a priest and established many churches, as well as an episcopal system.
Slemish Mountain is now open all year round. Saint Patrick’s Day is host to a special event where large crowds gather and hike to the top of the mountain.