Place:Broughshane, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

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NameBroughshane
TypeVillage
Coordinates54.9°N 6.2°W
Located inCounty Antrim, Northern Ireland
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Broughshane (pronounced , formerly spelt Brughshane) is a village within the Borough of Ballymena in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is northeast of Ballymena and north of Antrim, on the A42 road. It had a population of 2,364 at the 2001 Census.

The quaint pub, The Thatch Inn, has a thatched roof and is a Grade B+ listed building. It was originally a planter’s house. The local Masonic Lodge used to meet upstairs in The Thatch. Now a Masonic Hall built in 1904 stands next to the pub.

Broughshane is known as the Garden Village of Ulster' with the motto " People Plants and Pride growing Together" The village has won Ulster in Bloom, Britain in Bloom and Entente Florale (Europe in Bloom). In 2007 and again in 2012 the village won 'CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS" award in the Britain in Bloom competition . It has also won the All Ireland Tidy Town Award.

Volunteers have established in the area around the Village pond a wild life area which has some of every species of swan and many rare types of geese etc.

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