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Bellaghy Bawn

Built around 1619 by Sir Baptist Jones, Bellaghy Bawn is a fortified house and bawn (the defensive wall surrounding an Irish tower house) and one of the more famous historic houses in Northern Ireland.



The Vintners Company fortified house and bawn was occupied until 1987. It was opened to the public in 1996. Inside there are exhibitions on local history, and on poetry by local Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney, who grew up in Bellaghy and much of his work reflects life there.

Bellaghy Bawn
Tel: 028 9082 3207
Visit: Bellaghy Bawn Website

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