Hole 3 – The Abbey!
The golf course in Ballycastle has some spectacular sites (and holes – or however you call them). I was driving by and just had to stop and explore this interesting site further.
The Bonamargy Friary was founded in in 1485 by Rory MacQuillan as used to be a Franciscan abbey. Several celebrated chieftains and earls of Antrim have been buried in the abbey.
Perhaps the Friary’s most famous resident was the 17th century prophet and recluse Julie MacQuillen. Known as ‘The Black Nun’, MacQuillen wished to be buried at the entrance of the chapel so that she might be trodden under the feet of those who entered. A worn Celtic cross (rounded with a hole in the centre) marks her grave at the west end of the main church. (Wikipedia)