offer Irish hospitality in a relaxed and homely atmosphere.
Home cooking is a specialty. It is a working farm with the
original stone buildings in the farmyard mainly intact.
Colliers Hall has three bedrooms all ensuite, tastefully
antique furnishings. There are tea/coffee facilities in
rooms with a spacious lounge for guests to relax in with
open log/turf fire, tv/video and piano.
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Hall is situated on the A2 coastal road between Ballycastle
and Cushendall about 1 mile from Ballycastle. It is a working
farm and indeed has been since 1734. With traditional farmyard
and stone buildings, it takes its name from the numerous
coal mines doted along the shoreline between Ballycastle
and Murlough Bay and has been associated with the mines
in the past.
Hall is in the townland of Broughanlea and is in the Barony
of Carey or in Gaelic - Caithari - the place of the High
King, in fact it is thought that in years gone by the High
King of Ireland had his summer palace nearby.
area is steeped in legend and folklore and is well worth
exploring. Just opposite the front door stands the Broughanlea
Cross 5th century memorial, reputed to have been brought
from the original site of the first Christian church at
Maghran temple. Boneymargy Abbey is about half a mile away
and battles have been fought and won by various clans in
the early centuries of Ireland's troubled history.
of archaeology will find much of interest in a six mile
walk. The area has been designated an area of outstanding
Colliers Hall a warm Céad Mile Failte is offered
to the traveller, the atmosphere is warm and friendly and
every need is catered for. The bedrooms are large with en
suite facilities, the drawing room has TV/Video and a piano
if one is inclined to play it. There are various books on
Ireland and the local area to browse through. The farm itself
can be explored and wildlife is in abundance.
Colliers Hall is an ideal base for hill and coastal walks,
also for bird watching and for touring the Giant's Causeway
and Bushmills Distillery
(12 miles approx.) and the Antrim Glens.
are also many archaeological and historical sites in the
area. Other amenities in the area include fishing, boating,
cycling, pony trekking and game shooting. Day trips by boat
to Rathlin Island, notable for bird watching are also available.
Also adjacent to the house is a stone barn offering a choice
of bed and breakfast or hostel accommodation, with six rooms
all ensuite (one family, one suitable for disabled guest).
available on ground floor with laundry facilities, public
telephone, tv lounge and kitchen, conferences/workshop can
also be made available. Bed and breakfast available.