The Glens of Antrim, Co Antrim

From the county antrim town of larne, rugged cliffs stretch north for 90 miles, broken only by nine deep green glens, each with its own unique character . winding on past spectacular scenery solve the mystery of the beach maze at Carnfunnock country park. Splash down at the beaches of Ballygally, Glenarm, Carnlough, Cushendall or Cushendun, a national trust preserved famed for its Cornish cottages.

The glens are equally famous for their festivals, exemplified by the Heart of the Glens festival at Cushendall in August, where everyone sings and dances from morning to midnight. Not to be outdone, Glenarm, Carnlough and Cushendun have festivals in July.

The name of the Glens evoke their history and features:

Glenarm – glen of the army

Glencoy – glen of the dykes

Glenariff – glen of the plough

Glenballyemon – edwardstown glen

Glanaan – glen of the little fords

Glencorp – Glen of the dead

Glendun – brown glen

Glenshesk – glen of the sedges (reeds)

Glentaisie – after taisie, princess of Rathlin Island