Broughshane was formerly spelt Brughshane, and is from the Irish: Bruach Sheáin. Bruach Sheáin Means a Bank of a river by Shane’s Glen

Our people are mainly from Ulster Scots descent but, over the years, we have had many others from wider parts of the coutry and further afield settle here. In all Broughshane has some 42  townlands and the full list of these can be viewed on the wall at Broughshane House on the Main Street.

Renowned for it’s history of community committment, the village folk take pride in the area and between the floral displays, street furniture there is a strong committment to protecting our environment.

There is also a major influence on education of our young people and children on the relationships between our natural environment, woodland and water and the wildlife, waterfowl and the arts that it supports.

The Village has won numerous prizes including the UK wide Champions of Champions.

There is Poultry and Farmers Market held at the Community Centre the first Saturday of every month from 8.30am to around 12.30pm

There are a number of gift and curiosity shops as well as many local attractions to visit.

The Town of Ballymena is some 3 miles away and is renowned for its shopping and bargains!


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    • Explore the Bug Trail.

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    From M2 follow signs to Ballymena. At Seven Towers Roundabout, follow M2 to sign for Ecos Centre. Turn right off slip road following sign to Broughshane. Turn left at the mini roundabout in Broughshane and park in the car park on Knowhead Road.