Carols by candlelight


The village originated in the mid-19th Century and was named after Helen (Lady Dufferin) whose husband the Marquess of Dufferin and Ava had a plan to create a luxury seaside resort to rival Portrush, which would be served by the new Belfast and Co. Down railway system.

Close to the village is Grey Point Fort, an early 20th century gun emplacement built to protect the Lough from invasion. The gun you see today came from Cork Harbour in 1992 and replaces the two originals which were sold for scrap in 1957.

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