Where are we?

The Glens of Antrim are located in the North East of Ireland within the County of Antrim. You can see the location on the map below:

Map of Ireland

The map, below, shows the location of each of the nine glens which make up the glens area within the County of Antrim – beginning with Glentaisie on the western side of Knocklayde, next comes Glenshesk on the eastern side of the mountain, next Glendun, then Glencorp, then in order from north to south – Glenann, Glenballyeamon, Glenariffe, Glencloy and finally Glenarm. Rathlin Island, although not a glen, is generally regarded as being part of the Glens. Rathlin is not shown on this map – it lies about six miles north of Ballycastle.

Note that the Glens lie on the eastern and northern sides of the high ground shown on the map and run down to the sea at Ballycastle, Cushendun, Cushendall, Waterfoot, Carnlough and Glenarm. This high ground is the Antrim Plateau, often referred to in song as the Blue Hills of Antrim. It separates the glens from the rest of the county of Antrim.

Glens Area

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