Galgorm Parks

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Galgorm

Galgorm Parks is a townland in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, about 1 km west of Ballymena. It is part of the civil parish of Ahoghill. Administratively, it is in the Borough of Ballymena.

The townland encompasses the village of Galgorm and much of the area between Ballymena and Galgorm. It is bordered by the townlands of Artibrannan to the north, Lisnafillon and Fenaghy to the west and Ballykennedy to the south.

The majority of the townland is from a strong Protestant background. The townland has two separate Orange Order lodges, Galgorm Loyal Orange Lodge and Galgorm Parks Loyal Orange Lodge.[1]

The boundaries for the townland are in fact the old estate boundaries of Galgorm Castle which was constructed in 1618 by Sir Faithful Fortescue and is recognised as one of the finest examples of early Jacobean architecture in Ireland.[2]

The castle is now the site of Galgorm Castle Golf Club which is one of the top golf courses in Ireland

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of LOL 507". Galgorm Parks Loyal Orange Lodge. 
  2. ^ "Galgorm Castle". History of Castle.