Clogh, County Antrim

Clogh, County Antrim

Clogh (in Irish: An Chloch, ie the stone (castle)) is a small village in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, 6 miles from Broughshane and 2.2 miles from Cloghmills. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 105 people. It is situated in the Glenravel ward of the Braid District of theBallymena Borough Council area.

Dunaghy Old Rectory, on the main street, is one of the village’s most striking buildings. Village social life used to revolve around the Oldstone Manor restaurant and The Lug o’ the Tub Pub, both at the top of the town. These two venues have recently closed. Leaving the large Glasgow Rangers Supporters Club the only licensed premises in the village.

Clogh is also home to Oldstone Veterinary Clinic veterinary clinic. There are three churches in the vicinity. St. James Dunaghy Parish Church of Ireland is situated at the fork junction at the bottom of the main street. The Gospel Hall is located on the middle of the main street. While the large Presbyterian Church is situated just outside the village It can also be spelt 'Clough'.

The village's community centre is housed in a building that was originally Clough Baptist Church at the top of the Main Street. The Church closed in the early 1990s, the building was not reopens as the community centre until 2005. It has since host numerous functions and is widely used by just about everyone in the local community.

History Clogh under its original name "Dunaghy" appears to have been quite a prominent place, the ruins of an old Norman Castle fort can be found on a mound just north of the village

Architecture Clogh would probably not be described by many people as a gem of architecture. It is largely bereft of stunning building, despite its quite colourful history


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