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“Very romantic”
Review of Bonamargie Friary

Bonamargie Friary
Reviewed October 19, 2013

Great to spend a hour just walking around looking at the building and look at all the old graves. This spot is very romantic and where my sister in law had her wedding (on a very wet day lol) which makes it a great place for a wedding.

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Reviewed October 13, 2013

The Visitors' Centre at Ballycastle has an information sheet about the friary, which I recommend (or research ahead of time, as one other traveler posted). It's a very pretty spot, and can easily spend an hour or more poking around. It is overgrown, though, and take care walking as the ground is very uneven. An easy walk from Ballycastle.

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

After reading some reviews about the lack of information at the site, I did a little research on my own before going. While there isn't a tremendous amount of information out there on the friary, the material I found definitely made my visit more interesting. It's pretty small, but the ruins of the friary and the old gravestones created a nice atmosphere. It's surrounded by a golf course, which provides some nice scenery as well.

The car park is tiny (three spaces). After you turn onto Cushendall Road from Ballycastle and pass the golf club on your left, there is a small sign on the right side of the road that indicates the car park. Walk down the path leading away from the park (behind the tee box) and enter the friary on the right, through the trees.

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Reviewed September 12, 2013

This is an awesome historic site however it is in serious peril. It appears as if the only care given to the Friary is to occasionally mow however most of the site was overgrown. I fear this really cool historic location is in danger of being lost. What a shame!!

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Reviewed August 30, 2013

I was lucky to visit on a day when a lady was playing the part of The Black Nun who is associated with the Friary's history and it was very entertaining brought alive by the presence of a local man Jim McCurdy who was able to tell us about the Friary and it's history, fascinating.

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