About the Ballycastle Chronicle

Selling more than twice as many newspapers than all the combined competition, the Chronicle is the Causeway Coasts leading local newspaper. No other local newspaper comes close to the Chronicle in terms of quality content and extensive coverage.

Since it’s launch in 1844, the Chronicle has become an institution throughout the North Coast serving the main towns of Coleraine, Ballycastle, Ballymoney, Limavady, Portrush, Portstewart and Bushmills. It is aimed at the local government districts of Coleraine, Moyle, Ballymoney and Limavady. Not only can the Chronicle claim to be the largest selling weekly newspaper in the North Coast, selling twice as many newspapers in comparison to the combined sales of its competitors, but also the second largest weekly newspaper in Northern Ireland.

The Moyle district (population 15,000) with its administrative centre in Ballycastle is situated on the Northeast corner of Northern Ireland. It includes 42 miles of the breathtaking beautiful North Antrim coastline and derives its name from “The Straits of Moyle”, this being the name for the North Channel between the Antrim coast and Scotland. This area is very popular with tourists and includes the three best known features of Northern Ireland: the Giant’s Causeway, the Glens of Antrim and Rathlin Island. The main sources of income in the district are farming, tourism and light industry. Nearby is the town of Bushmills, which is home to the world’s oldest licensed distillery, which has produced the famous Irish whiskey 'Bushmills' since 1608.

An advert in the Ballycastle Chronicle is also displayed in the Coleraine Chronicle, Ballymoney Chronicle and the Limavady Chronicle. Advertisements therefore, influence over 60,000 readers in the immediate area!