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Carrickfergus is only a small town so it's not difficult to find the various sites where the old town walls are situated. When they were built originally they were basically an extension of the Castle. There are some information boards which make for worthwhile study....More
As a child I never gave the walls a second thought, but revisiting these with age you can wonder how long they have stood, the North Gate is probably the most interesting site but there is also the wall by the library and in the...More
The town walls of Carrick are extensive and easy to find. One great length is beside the library, another runs along the deCourcey car park, and more stretches away from the North Gate. The sign at the North Gate has an interesting painting imagining the...More
When visiting Carrickfergus, be sure to take the time to explore the town walls - from the intact entrance gate to the high walls and remnants of walls scattered throughout the town. There is very good signage posted throughout town indicating certain portions of the...More
There is posted information along the walls to inform of various facts about them. It is free, entirely self-guided and sadly could be missed if you don't know to look for it. I found it worth my time as I walked to the train station...More