Holiday Cottages in Randalstown, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Self Catering Holiday Accommodation

BallycastleRandalstown sprang up within the townland of an Dún Mór (meaning "the great fort"). It was named after the 2nd Earl and 1st Marquis of Antrim and has strong links to the O'Neill family. The original stronghold of Edenduffcarrick was built in the 16th century and changed ownership repeatedly until it was renamed Shane's Castle after the new owner, Shane Mc Brian O'Neill. The O'Neill family still reside in the estate.

Randalstown has a strong history of linen and iron industries. A memorial to this history is in the middle of the town and made from the original turbine used to generate mains electricity for the town and items salvaged from the Old Bleach Linen Company founded by James Webb in 1864. An old linen mill chimney from the Old Bleach factory can be seen from most parts of the town. The Dorma Old Bleach factory which operated from a neighbouring site closed down in 2002.

 


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