Ballymena

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BALLYMENA

Incorporated into : 2015 Mid and East Antrim

Coat of arms (crest) of Ballymena

Official blazon

Arms : Azure, seven towers, three in pale with two in chief and as many in base Or.
Motto: Post praelia praemia.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on August 26, 1953.

The city is locally known as the 'City of the Seven Towers' due to its highly visible former seven towers. The seven towers were: Ballymena Castle, First Ballymena Presbyterian Church, The Old Parish Church, The Braid Water Mill, St. Patrick's Church, the Old Town Hall and All Saints Roman Catholic Church.


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