Ballyhalbert History

The Comedian  James Young   (page under construction)


James Young was born in Union Street, Ballymoney in 1918.  When he was only six months old, his family moved to Belfast.  A plaque can be seen outside the house where he briefly lived.The plaque was unveilled on the evening of 9 April 1997at his house, by the Mayor of Ballymoney.


James Young in one of his many characters


James Young was an actor and a comedian.  During his career he purchased a house in Ballyhalbert and called it "Camelot", the name being taken from a play in which he starred.

James Young died on 5th July 1974 from a Heart Attack.  He was buried from his house "Camelot" in Ballyhalbert.