These nine famous glens, endowed with evocative names and blessed with a diversity of landscape are also rich in history, in folklore and in the natural beauty that is a world away from the frantic bustle of modern life. Famed in legend are the magnificent Glens of Antrim. The rich musical sounds of their names and their meaning relate to the character of the glens or events of long ago. Characterized by tumbling waterfalls, rushing rivers, lush forest parks and spectacular scenery, each glen is unique in its beauty and each deserves a visit.

Glencloy
The glen of the hedges, two miles north of Glenarm, with the village of Carnlough at its foot.

Glenarm
The glen of the army - with Glenarm village, eleven miles north of Larne, on the famoyus Antrim Coast Road.

Glenariff
The arable or fertile glen, the best known of the nine, which sweeps majestically towards the village of Waterfoot.

Glenballemon
Edwardstown glen, at the foot of which Cushendall, more or less at the center of the nine glens.

Glencorp
The glen of the slaughtered, close by Glenaan and roughly parallel to the main road from Cushendall to Cushendun.

Glenaan
The glen of the colt's foot or rush lights, a rugged glen - having the site of the legendary Ossian's grave, with the Cushendall - Ballymoney mountain road.

Glendun
The glen of the brown river, adjacent to Cushendun village; spanned by a viaduct on the main Cushendall to Ballycastle road.

Glenshesk
The sedgy glen, east of the town of Ballycastle and sweeping towards the ruins of historical Bonamargy friary.

Glentaisie
The glen of 'Taisie of the bright sides; roughly west of Ballycastle and like Glenshesk, close to the town.

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