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Ballyeamon Barn is a tourist hostel located 5 miles/ 8 km from the village of Cushendall, the main village of the famous Glens of Antrim, and just 40 miles from Belfast. It overlooks the quiet countryside of the Glenariff Forest Park with its stunning waterfalls and woodland trails.

The barn is ideally situated as starting point for trips along the Antrim Coast where visitors can experience the tourist attractions of County Antrim (Rathlin Island, Murlough Bay, Carrick-a-rede bridge and the famous Giant’s Causeway) or just relax with walks through the Glens, along Cushendall beach or the idyllic bays of Antrim Coast.

It is ideal for walkers, cyclists, individual and group travellers who can enjoy the outstanding beauty and peace of what is said to be a magical and inspiring place.

Ballyeamon Barn is a hostel with a difference as it has its own “session house” where visitors have the chance to hear local musicians and singers during regular evenings of storytelling and music. Owner Liz Weir hosts groups of visitors who want to experience the “real” Northern Ireland, meat the locals and feel part of the community, and they would be doing so within the rich culture and scenic beauty of the Glens of Antrim- with its folklore, music and dance.

Liz holds weekly regular sessions of storytelling and music for locals and tourists. She also offers workshops on storytelling, creative writing, music, dance, and traditional crafts. For those who just need to take advantage of the restful and beautiful environment, she will provide “pamper weekends,” which will include reflexology, massage, walks, storytelling, and music. For those who enjoy horse riding, we can facilitate off road trekking at a picturesque mountain top location.

More information on Liz and Ballyeamon Barn:


The studio may be hired for training session and has been used by groups such as the Glens Red Squirrel Group, North West Mountain Rescue Service and youth organisations

The barn offers modern comfortable budget priced accommodation:

  • 14 bunk beds with duvet and pillows
  • hot showers
  • central heating
  • laundry facilities
  • fully fitted kitchen
  • self-catering
  • trail guides and tourist info
  • internet access

Please contact us for fees and availability.

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Ballyeamon Camping Barn is on the B14 road, 5 mi/ 8km from Cushendall and .5 mi from the B14 junction with the A43 Ballyeamon/ Waterfoot road. The barn is a few hundred yards from the Moyle Way.

From Ballymena:

Take the A43 (signed Cushendall) though the villages of Martinstown and Cargan. Two miles past Cargan, take the left fork for Cushendall. The barn is .5 mi on the left.

From Cushendall:

Take the B14 signposted for Ballymena (opposite the SPAR supermarket). Keep going for 5 mi/8km and the barn is on the right.

Public Transit: