Ballymoney (from Irish: Baile Monaidh, meaning “townland of the moor”[ˈbˠaːlˠaːˈmˠɔnˠɪ]) is a little town and civil parish in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is currently served by the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council. The civil parish of Ballymoney is situated in the historic baronies of Dunluce Upper and Kilconway in County Antrim, and the barony of North East Liberties of Coleraine in County Londonderry. It had a population of 10,402 people in the 2011 Census.
Ballymoney has expanded in recent years and a lot of extra houses have been built. This is primarily fittingly of high home prices in the Coleraine/Portstewart/Portrush ‘Triangle’ areas shifting first-time buyers to the less costly Ballymoney area. Ballymoney is located upon the main road along with Coleraine and Ballymena, with good road and rail friends to the main cities in Northern Ireland, Belfast and Derry.
The Ballymoney area has the highest excitement expectancy of any area in Northern Ireland, with the average male energy expectancy at birth subconscious 79.9 years and 83.8 years for females in years with 2010 and 2012. Conversely, it was revealed in 2013 that Ballymoney residents are more likely to die from heart sickness than anywhere else in Northern Ireland.
The town hosts the Ballymoney Drama Festival, the oldest substitute festival in Ireland, which was founded in 1933. The town as a consequence hosts the Ballymoney Show, which is one of the oldest agricultural shows in Northern Ireland and was founded in 1902.