Abercorn Barracks Ballykinler is home to 2 Rifles, a fully operational light roled Battle-Group.
Ballykinler is situated on the southeast coast of Northern Ireland, right on the coast with a blue flag beach overlooked by the Mourne Mountains.
The nearest town Downpatrick, 7 miles away, has a small selection of services, which include: shops, supermarkets, Hospital (with A&E), local college and leisure centre. The nearest City is Lisburn (approximately 25 miles), which has many amenities and facilities.
It is now possible to contact any Army base via 0207 2189000
The information on this site has been compiled from various sources accessible on the internet: acknowledgements are due to The British Army Website,and Wikipedia. The site is intended to be an impartial and useful source of information about the Forces Base and surrounding area for members of HM Armed Forces, their families and civilians working on the Base. There should be nothing of a sensitive nature as everything here is readily available on the internet. If you spot anything that is out of date or just plain wrong, please contact us