Restoration of The Ballance House
The Ulster New Zealand Trust commenced the restoration of The Ballance House in 1990. The architects were Kennedy & Fitzgerald, Belfast and the Honorary Architect Robert McKinstry. Martin & Hamilton of Ballymena were the contractors. Following its restoration, Ballance House became the base for the Honorary Consulate for New Zealand in Northern Ireland and the Ulster New Zealand Trust.
A restored 19th barn is now used as our Tea Barn. The flowerbed contains New Zealand natives that can grow in our local climate.