Flame Gasworks is Ireland’s sole surviving gasworks and the largest in Western Europe. It opened in 1855 and supplied Carrickfergus with coal gas until 1967. It closed in 1987 but was restored by Carrickfergus Gasworks Preservation Society as a visitor attraction in 2002. View the 36 retorts, ascend the gasholder, and browse the collection of appliances.
Open May to September
May to August: Sunday to Friday 14:00–17:00
September: Monday to Friday 14:00–17:00
Last tour: 16:00
Open by appointment at all other times
Admission Prices 2018
Admission is FREE, donations welcome
DINING / REFRESHMENTS: Shop available on site
PARKING: Public car park at Carrickfergus Castle
ACCESSIBILITY: Wheelchair friendly, disabled parking available
GUIDE TOURS: Guided tours and exhibitions available
Causeway Coastal Route
44 Irish Quarter West, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland
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