Halloween Hullabaloo and Travelling Treeluminations 2019 at Ballylough

Sadly 2020 has been cancelled. We look forward to returning in 2021. If the weather permits we will try and run a few night time trail openings at the end of October (without the Hullabaloo – or we may have to just make our own and get everyone to dress up again:)).

Family fun. Outdoors walk in the forest. Trees lit up by Walter Holt and programmed to music which has been especially written by Sharon Graham. Ghosts stories and ghouls, family friendly zombies in the walled garden. There is a safe path for those who do not want to tangle with the zombies.

Wear suitable clothing for the weather and good walking boots or wellies.

Tickets for 2021 will be available through our own booking system coming on line shortly.

Battle of the Boar and Wild Life Event 2018

Bronze age, mediaeval, WW1, WW2 - all periods of history .........

Friday 8th June Educational Day focusing on Nature and Wildlife - school groups free with teachers - pre booking essential. Adults £4, children £1. Last entry 3pm.
Friday Evening Gathering - Food and preparations for the MacQuillan / McDonnell marriage. Starts 7pm - tickets must be bought through Bushmills Community Association or Eventbrite. Car Park closes 11:30 TEXT 07899966457.
Saturday 9th June 2018 Car Park opens 10:30 and closes shortly after 5pm. Last re enactment 4pm.
Saturday Evening Banquet - Celebrations for the MacQuillan / McDonnell marriage. Starts 7pm - tickets must be bought through Bushmills Community Association or Eventbrite. Car Park closes 11:30 TEXT 07899966457.
Sunday 10th June 2018 Car Park opens 10:30 and closes shortly after 5pm. Last re enactment 4pm.

Stage available for community to perform - book with Bushmills and District Community Association. TEXT 07899966457 for info.

WEDDING THEME

Theme – 1pm re enactment of the marriage of the McDonnell / MacQuillans of mediaeval period. Re enactments every hour. Compare Brian Moore.

EHOD 2017 Update

Thank you to George Logan on Sunday for bringing up some wonderful bits and bobs from across the ages.  Lots of people around to brave the weather and see the Castle, and listen to David's tales and the new audio trails from Bernie McGill, Maria McManus and Catriona McLaughlin.  We signed in around 100 visitors.  The Savage Dig exhibition was on display to recruit potential volunteers to the excavations.  Round 2 for HLF funding goes in in December and we shall hear whether we have been successful sometime in March 2018.  The Stones Project launched over the weekend along with presenting the Cloonty Audio Trails.  If you missed those on the day - see the project page for links to the audio files.  Thank you to Big Telly for all their work on that project and all the local farming families who contributed their stories.