Ballymena is located in County Antrim in Northern Ireland. Visitors to the area will be able to enjoy two large shopping centres in addition to shops located around the town centre. There are also several restaurants and pubs that are open throughout the town and the surrounding area. Entertainment options include a bowling alley and cinema. The town makes an ideal base for those who are looking for a quiet place to stay, but who would like to be near larger cities such as Belfast. The M2 provides easy access in and out of Ballymena, particularly for those heading to the North Coast.
Ballymena is an Irish town located within County Antrim, which is part of Northern Ireland. This town is part of Ballymena Borough Council. The town has a population of about twenty eight thousand seven hundred and seventeen.
This town is built on the land that was given by King Charles the first and this was given to the Adair family. The land was given over during 1626. One of the agreements that were made when the land was handed over was that there would be a fair held within the town on two occasions per annum and an ongoing free market in the town that is held on a Saturday.
The town was once the hosts for one of the biggest shows in the agricultural calendar within Ireland. The show was held on the Ballymena Showground. There is a vast number of historical buildings within the town.
The town hall that is in the town dates back to 1924 and it was built on the site where the old Market House once stood. During 2007 the Town Hall was refurbished and this was done at a cost of about twenty million.
The town of Ballymena is classed as one of the largest towns going by the statistics in Northern Ireland. Of the population within the town there are about twenty one per cent of people that are aged less than sixteen years of age and about twenty per cent of people are aged over sixty. The population is made up of about forty eight per cent of males and about fifty three per cent of females.