Glenravel (Cargan, Newtowncrommelin & Martinstown)
Located just inland from, and acting as a gateway to the famed Nine Glens of Antrim via the A43, Glenravel, known locally as the ‘Tenth Glen’, incorporates the three picturesque villages of Cargan, Martinstown and Newtowncrommelin. Much of the area lies within the Antrim Coast and the Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
At one period in its history, Glenravel was an important centre for iron ore mining with the first mines opening in 1866. A narrow gauge railway line from Ballymena was built to serve the iron ore mines. Now a piece of history, however if you look closely as you pass through Glenravel, it is still possible to see the scars of the mining industry on the surrounding mountains.