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13 New Road

Glenarm

Ballymena

Co. Antrim

Northern Ireland

BT44 0AA

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Limestone is the white rock which can be seen in exposed patches on the hills around the Antrim Coast and in larger deposits at Glenarm where it has been quarried since the late 18th Centuary.

The Limestone industry has had a key influence on the development of Glenarm along the river and harbour;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Limestone has contributed significantly to the Glenarm  economy since recent  research  indicates that at it’s peak  250 people had  employment there and their day was regulated by ‘ the company bell’. Company Bell is visable in the limestone courtyard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

while the beautifully restored  limestone harbour which now enhances the entrance to Glenarm reflects the decorative qualities of limestone when chipped into building blocks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The old lime crushing machinery and the red brick chimney remain along the Coast Road  as listed structures and  relics of this  industrial heritage, while a new state of the art processing  plant operates at the ‘new  demesne quarry ‘ along Munie Road  

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