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Ancient Ulster

Hill of The O'Neill & Ranfurly House

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 Stone Circles

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

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).


Flax Coffee Shop and Visitor Centre 

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 

Tirkane Sweathouse is in a secluded area located 2.5 miles north-west of Maghera near Killelagh Lough.


Tirnoney Dolmen 

One mile north of Maghera stands a prehistoric tomb at least 4,000 – 6,000 years old.


St. Lurach’s Church 

The town of Maghera is a site of religious significance from ancient times.


Knockloughrim Windmill 

Knockloughrim Windmill is positioned on the outskirts of the village of Knockloughrim situated on high ground. 


Church Island 

Church Island is a small island on Lough Beg.


The Forge 

Situated on the Hillhead Road just outside Castledawson, this Blacksmith’s Cottage is in its original state (late 18th/early 19th Century).


Broughderg 

The Broughderg area is remote and peaceful and is renowned for its unique archaeological remains.


Wellbrook Beetling Mill 

The last working water-powered linen beetling mill in Northern Ireland is a unique experience for all the family.


Derryloran Old Church And Graveyard

The existing ruins of Derryloran Church date to the early C17th and are recorded in a survey of 1622 as ‘almost complete’.


Ardboe High Cross 

Ardboe Cross marks the entrance to a 6th century monastery associated with St Colman.


Donaghmore High Cross 

The village of Donaghmore, 8km northwest of Dungannon on the B43 road to Pomeroy, is famed for its 10th-century Celtic high cross.


U.S. Grant Ancestral Homestead 

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.


Errigal Kerrogue Cross And Church

This site was originally a pre-Norman monastic site associated with St Ciaran (Dachiarag).


Knockmany Passage Tomb 

The cairn commands superb views south over the Clogher Valley.


Carleton’s Cottage 

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’.


St Patrick’s Chair & Well 

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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