Up to Ballycastle along Coastal Causeway Route of Ireland

September 21, Monday.

Ireland.com has such excellent instructions (and descriptions) (and photos) for exploring out-of-the-way places that I was almost discouraged at writing up this trip.

We drove from Belfast to Ballycastle via the Coastal Causeway Route. #19 is Carrickfergus Castle which we had done as a day trip from Belfast the previous day. Our first stop was actually Glenarm with its friary and bridge (#16), with two more stops at Carnlough with its harbour and Cushendale for lunch (unmarked). Near Cushendun we made a Scenic Route side trip up a narrow road to Torr Head (dotted line) before heading into Ballycastle, our destination for the day.
Coastal Causeway route on Monday

Glenarm, a friary and bridge.

The cemetery at Glenarm Friary.
The cemetery at Glenarm Friary in Northern Ireland, UK The cemetery at Glenarm Friary in Northern Ireland, UKGlenarm’s stone bridge as seen from the cemetery.
The bridge as seen from the cemetery at Glenarm Friary in Northern Ireland, UK

Carnlough with its harbour.

Sign explaining Carnlough, a small town on the Coastal Causeway route in Northern Ireland, UK The harbour in Carnlough, a small town on the Coastal Causeway Route of Ireland, UK The harbour with boats in Carnlough, a small town on the Coastal Causeway Route of Ireland, UK Buildings in Carnlough, a small town on the Coastal Causeway Route of Ireland, UKA wall decorated with fish in Carnlough, a small town on the Coastal Causeway route in Northern Ireland, UK A very green view of the ridge above Carnlough, a small town on the Coastal Causeway Route of Ireland, UK

A Lunch of Seafood Chowder and Peroni Beer in Harry’s Bar in Cushendale.

The seafood chowder in Ireland is special because it uses several types of fish including at least one that has been smoked, and it is served with that wonderful Irish brown bread and Irish butter!
A Seafood Chowder & Soda Bread in a small town on the Coastal Causeway Route of IrelandThere wasn’t a great selection of beer but Peroni’s Lager hit the spot.
We stopped for a Peroni beer at Cushendale, a small town on the Coastal Causeway route in Northern Ireland, UK A small town along the Coastal Causeway Route of Ireland, UKSide trip up the narrow road to Torr Head.
A detour on the Coastal Causeway route in Northern Ireland, UKroad in Northern Ireland, UK leads to Torr Head Traffic on the White Park Bay road in Northern Ireland, UK Torr Head, a detour along the Coastal Causeway Route of Ireland, UK Torr Head, a detour along the Coastal Causeway Route of Ireland, UK A Rustic Path Leads Upwards at Torr Head on the Coastal Causeway Route of Ireland More on our 2015 trip to Ireland.

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