Stand on the Hill of The O’Neill and you are standing on one of the most important sites in the history of Ireland. A region ruled for over 400 years by one of the most powerful dynasties in Ulster – The O Neill’s.
Beaghmore is a complex of early Bronze Age megalithic features, stone circles and cairns, discovered during peat cutting in the 1940s - the site at Beaghmore consists of 7 stone circles.
Tullaghoge Fort was a royal power centre which came to historical prominence in the 11th Century when it was a dynastic centre and inaugural place for Cenel nEogain (later the O’Neills).
In Upperlands, Ireland’s oldest linen village, the Flax Visitor Centre is located in a former workers beetling mill that houses a permanent display on the heritage of the linen industry along with an operational model railway village and model house collection.
Tirkane Sweathouse is in a secluded area located 2.5 miles north-west of Maghera near Killelagh Lough.
One mile north of Maghera stands a prehistoric tomb at least 4,000 – 6,000 years old.
The town of Maghera is a site of religious significance from ancient times.
Knockloughrim Windmill is positioned on the outskirts of the village of Knockloughrim situated on high ground.
Church Island is a small island on Lough Beg.
Situated on the Hillhead Road just outside Castledawson, this Blacksmith’s Cottage is in its original state (late 18th/early 19th Century).
The Broughderg area is remote and peaceful and is renowned for its unique archaeological remains.
The last working water-powered linen beetling mill in Northern Ireland is a unique experience for all the family.
The existing ruins of Derryloran Church date to the early C17th and are recorded in a survey of 1622 as ‘almost complete’.
Ardboe Cross marks the entrance to a 6th century monastery associated with St Colman.
The village of Donaghmore, 8km northwest of Dungannon on the B43 road to Pomeroy, is famed for its 10th-century Celtic high cross.
Explore the cottage of the Simpson family with close ties to Ulysses Simpson Grant, the Commander of the victorious Union troops in the American Civil War.
This site was originally a pre-Norman monastic site associated with St Ciaran (Dachiarag).
The cairn commands superb views south over the Clogher Valley.
Visit the childhood home of the much-loved Victorian novelist William Carleton, well versed in Irish folklore and described by Yeats as ‘the greatest novelist of Ireland’.
Also known as the Druids Chair and Well or St. Brigid’s Well, this large 2m sandstone ‘chair’, shaped like a throne is believed to have healing properties and local folklore says that if you sit and make a wish within days it will come true!
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