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About BCDA

BCDA organisations

BCDA is a community organisation active in the Ballygally area. Its original vision was to regenerate the village following the closure of the village’s only shop. To this end, two companies were formed (BCDA Limited and BCDA Trading Limited) as vehicles to establish a strong case for funding a social enterprise project in the village.

BCDA Limited was formed as a charitable company to receive funding and manage the overall project of building the new hall/shop facility.

BCDA Trading Limited was formed as a company to oversee the running of the facility (for example, to manage rental income from the shop tenant, hall bookings, pay utility charges/overheads, manage volunteers/any future employees).

Our community plan
BCDA has a 3 year village development plan in place to ensure that the organisations and community facility have a clear plan to demonstrate continued growth and success for the benefit of all.

Getting involved
If you’d like to get involved with BCDA in any way, please feel free to contact us; everyone’s welcome!

Whether it be helping to organise events, delivering Newsletters, cleaning the Hall or beach from time to time, or even joining the Board of Directors, BCDA offers a great way to contribute to the community and get to know more people locally.

About our funders

Ballygally Hall and shop were made possible by the generosity of the following:

Big Lottery
After an application to their Village SOS programme and beating some worthy opponents, we were successful in the competition and granted £405,840 by Big Lottery. Click here for more information>>

Larne Borough Council
LBC funded our early feasibility studies, granted £250,000 towards local community development and generously leased the ground to us enabling the building to be erected on the ideally central village site.

Department of Agricultural and Rural Development
We also made a successful application to the North East Region of DARD, who granted us £109.000

Our community
Last but certainly not least is the contribution of the local residents of Ballygally and the environs who not only contributed £10,500 to furnishings but by their attendance and support in maintenance keep the Hall viable.

About Ballygally

Ballygally is a small coastal village in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. With stunning views of the Glens of Antrim and eastwards to Scotland, amenities include:

Ballygally Beach
Ballygally beach is about 200m long and set in a sheltered, horseshoe bay. Predominantly sandy, with seaweed and boulders, it is a perfect setting for a stroll or family day out. With good water quality, the beach offers a base for sea activities including swimming, sailing, paddle boarding, kayaking and more.

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Antrim Coast Road
Ballygally is situated in the southerly stretch of the world-famous ‘causeway coast and glens’; an area whose breathtaking rugged coastline merges into the romantic landscape of its deep silemnt glens and lush forest parks.

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North Antrim Hills Way
Ballygally provides great access to the North Antrim Hills Way, a 22 mile section of the Ulster Hills Way. The route is mainly off road through fields and exposed hills, providing spectacular inland and sea views.

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Cairndhu Golf Club
Cairndhu is a hilly seaside course laid out on cliffs offering sensational views of of the Antrim coastline and Ballygally Bay. With a warm welcome always afforded to visitors, Cairndhu is one of Ireland’s must play destinations.

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Carnfunnock Country Park
Ballygally is a short drive and linked by forest tracks to Carnfunnock Country Park, a 191 hectare park offering a a wide variety of family activities, attractions, events, games, environmental education, eating out and camping.

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Hotels and accommodation
Ballygally is served by Ballygally Castle Hotel, Halfway House Hotel and Ballygally Holiday Apartments, offering a wide range of accommodation and dining to suit all needs.

Ballygally Castle Hotel>>
Halfway House Hotel>>
Ballygally Holiday Apartments>>

For more photographs of Ballygally and its surroundings, please visit our ‘Gallery’ page link>>