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Ballycastle, a small port in Co. Antrim, Ireland, at the foot of Knocklayd Mountain, opposite Rathlin Island, and five miles S.W. of Fair Head. It is on a romantic part of the coast, the Giant's Causeway being 12 miles to the east, whilst the ruins of Bonamargy Abbey and of an old castle are in the neighbourhood. It has a railway station, but the shipping trade is now slight, and the harbour is blocked with sand.