Slemish Mountain

Places to See | Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.



This majestic mountain dominates the landscape in the Borough of Ballymena. The mountain is actually the central core of an extinct volcano and rises about 1500 feet (437 metres) above the surrounding plain.

Slemish Mountain is one of the definitive places to see in Co Antrim and is open year-round. Slemish is also a major historical site in Northern Ireland. According to legend Slemish is said to be where the boy slave Saint Patrick tended herds for his master Miluic in the 5th century, and ever since has been a place of pilgrimage on St Patrick’s Day, 17th March.

Address: Slemish Mountain, Carnstroan Lane, Broughshane, Ballymena, Co. Antrim BT42 4PE


Video: Ballymena Gateway to the Glens
Video: Ballymena Gateway to the Glens

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