I suggest reading the history of the place before visiting; it puts it all in context. The sense of the ancient is almost palpable as you wander through the old graveyard or stand outside the O'Donnell family tomb in the church ruins. A must-visit if you are in the area.
This was my second time to visit the Friary. Though some of the inner rooms and a staircase have been blocked off since my first visit (understandably given the amount of people wandering through), it was still a beautiful visit. The Friary is located just outside of Ballycastle and was an easy walk for my family and me. Walk past... 更多
We have driven past the Friary on a few occasions on the coast road coming to Ballycastle from Cushendall (scenic route from Belfast). This time we stopped to see the ruins which are well preserved. The Bank Holiday weekend weather was fantastic and we found the history of the Bonamargie Friary very interesting. Some graves actually date back to the... 更多
Having driven past the Friary countless times over the years, it was only during a recent stay in Ballycastle at the Marine Hotel, that my husband and I decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather and go exploring. This is when we realised that it wasn't just the golf course but also the Bonamargie Friary! We went and had... 更多
Stumbled upon this on the way back from the beach walk, hit it as the sun was getting low and the light was perfect. My partner particularly enjoyed investigating the various military graves as well as the Friary itself.
This site I've driven past for years and barely knew it existed. Today the weather was glorious which is the key for any visit. The car park literally only has room for four cars and is adjacent to the main road with little if any room for turning. It's a short walk of about 30 meters to the friary grounds.... 更多
Worth a visit if in the area. Loved hearing all the myths about the nun on the step.... perfect place to go around Halloween... spooooooky.