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At the coal face: exploring Ballycastle's mining heritage - 15th September 2019

Join the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland for a journey to the past to explore the vast mining heritage of Ballycastle. This seemingly quiet coastal stretch would once have been a hive of activity for coal and iron mining with evidence of former piers, smelters, coal wagons and railway tracks all visible, if you just know where to look. This phenomenal coastline literally helped to provide the fuel for the growing industrial cities of Belfast and Dublin, and also helped to transform Ballycastle from a small market village and fishing port into a thriving industrial town. This short guided walk will last for approximately two hours and will explore both the geological and industrial history of this area. The walk will be about 5km (3 miles) in length and there will be various stops along the way to look at the geology, the history, the mining heritage and the various myths and legends associated with this area.

An registration page will be provided nearer to the event.

Last Updated: 16th May 2019