- Allotment Gardens
- Bentra Golf Course
- Countryside Access
- Carrickfergus In Bloom
- Community Centres
- Parks And Countryside
- Play Areas
- Playing Fields
- Sports Development
- Summer Events
- Things To Do
- Whitehead Heritage And Wellbeing Walking Trail
One of the most attractive features of Carrickfergus is its prime coastal location. It combines all the charm of a bustling, historic town, with seaside promenades and coastal paths, while at the same time providing an ideal stepping stone into the calm serenity of rich, verdant Ulster countryside.
The Parks & Countryside Service of Carrickfergus Borough Council has a dynamic team of dedicated staff, volunteers and partners who work tirelessly to maintain and improve the parks and public areas within the Borough and to ensure access to the countryside for everyone to enjoy.
The Council is fully committed to meeting its obligations under the Access to the Countryside (Northern Ireland) Order 1983, By which District Councils in Northern Ireland have a duty: "to assert, protect and keep open and free from obstruction or encroachment any public right of way, and compile and preserve maps and other records of public rights of way in their district".
This means that in cases where public rights of way are disputed, Carrickfergus Borough Council has a duty to investigate such claims and gather evidence of use, so as to reach an informed decision regarding the existence or not of a public right of way. Where necessary, the Council will seek legal advice in order to resolve disputed public rights of way cases.
However, Carrickfergus Borough Council cannot get involved in private rights of way cases or other private cases involving access or land ownership issues.
For further information please contact:
Stephen Daye - Parks & Countryside Development Officer
Telephone: 028 9335 8039