History of the Restoration Movement


  Locations Of Alexander Campbell's Youth
 
with excerpts from Memoirs of Alexander Campbell
Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland


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Ballymena, near the birthplace of Alexander Campbell, September 12, 1788


Downtown Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

 
  Shane's Castle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
 

Alexander Campbell was born about a mile from Shane's Castle. As a child, he would have played on the grounds of the old Castle. The castle was destroyed by fire in 1816, eight years after the Campbells had made their way to America. In 1847 when Campbell visited Ireland for the last time, he traveled too far south of Lough Neigh, but perhaps would have recalled the days of his youth when living near the castle.

When visiting the Shane Castle grounds in July, 2011, the proprieters were unwilling to allow access to the ruins. As it is still a working farm, the castle grounds are private property. The ruins are opened to the public on certain days each year. If planning a visit to the area, be sure to check ahead of time as to whether you can visit the castle grounds.

  GPS Location of Shane's Castle
54.727622034404305, -6.267979145050049

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A6, Castle Road, Near Antrim / Walls around the compound of Shane's Castle


Access Road to Shane's Castle


Shane's Castle Grounds


Entrance Leading Toward Old Castle Grounds


Generic photos found online of the Shane Castle Ruins

 

 

Market Hill, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK

 



Excerpt From Memoirs Of Alexander Campbell, Pages 28,29


Excerpt From Memoirs Of Alexander Campbell, Pages 31
See Site on Newry Here

 

 

GPS Location of Markethill
54.298121, -6.521291


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Markethill, Childhood Home Of Alexander Campbell / Thomas Campbell Taught School Here
 
  Gosford's Offer To Thomas Campbell
 
 

Forest Named For The Gosford Family

 
 
Photos Taken July, 2011
Courtesy of Scott Harp
www.TheRestorationMovement.com
 
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