Welcome To Bann Maine West Community Cluster

At the heart of the Ballymena Community
Sharing, Learning and Working Together in the Bannside Area

The Hub Gift Shop

We have a fantastic and varied range of high quality gifts and handmade crafts in our Hub Gift Shop. All the profits from sales go back into the local community. We also run a range of small classes including Knitting/Crocheting and Card Making. The shop is based on the Main Street of Cullybackey, just beside Blessings Cafe, opposite Toast Coffee Shop and there is parking available to the rear of the building. Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 3.30pm. 

This project is part funded by the Lottery Community Fund.


Men’s Breakfast Club

The Men’s Breakfast Club started in Jan 2023, following on from a pilot project with the Northern Trust.  Bann Maine West started a monthly breakfast club with approximately 30 men, meeting each month to enjoy a chat, learn from a speaker and enjoy a hearty breakfast. Funding has been secured from the Community Foundation and Lottery.

Mens Event


Lunch & Learn 

We run a very successful Lunch & Learn Project funded by Lottery which involves taking older people from each of our six areas – Portglenone, Grange, Cloney, Hillstown, Cullybackey and Tullygarley – to the Wild Duck in Portglenone once a month to enjoy a speaker and some lunch.  Transport is also provided.  We have between 45 and 50 seniors meeting each month to learn from a speaker such as the Consumer Council, enjoy lunch and most importantly enjoy the company and chat with each other.  We also do a range of workshops and classes on a regular basis.


Classes & Activities

Bann Maine West host a range of different classes and activities, ranging from flower arranging through to First Aid.  Check out our latest classes on our Calendar.