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Ballycastle, County Antrim

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Coordinates: 55°12′18″N 6°15′29″W / 55.205°N 6.258°W / 55.205; -6.258
Scots: Ballykessel,[1]
Bellykessel[2] or Bellycaissle[3]
Irish: Baile an Chaistil
Ballycastle Harbour - - 468327.jpg
Ballycastle harbour
 Ballycastle shown within Northern Ireland
Population 5,089 (2001 Census)
Irish grid reference D115407
    - Belfast  55 miles (89 km) 
District Moyle
County County Antrim
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district BT54
Dialling code 028
Police Northern Ireland
Fire Northern Ireland
Ambulance Northern Ireland
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament North Antrim
NI Assembly North Antrim
List of places
Northern Ireland

Ballycastle is a small town in Northern Ireland, in the United Kingdom.

Population facts

On 29 April 2001, the United Kingdom government had a census and saw that there were 5,089 people living in Ballycastle. They also saw that:

  • 25.3% of people were under 16 years old and 18.7% were over 60 years old
  • 46.8% of people were male and 53.2% were female
  • 77.7% of people were from a Roman Catholic background and 20.5% were from a Protestant background.
  • 5.5% of people aged 16–74 had no job.[4]


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