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Hill of The O’Neill & Ranfurly House


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26 Market Square, Dungannon, County Tyrone, BT70 1AB
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Explore a special place at the very heart of Ulster.

Ranfurly House is an impressive Victorian building located in Dungannon and gateway to the ancient site of Hill of The O’Neill.  Hill of The O’Neill is one of the most important heritage sites in Ireland with breath taking panoramic views over seven of the nine counties of Ulster.  This location has been the site of castles, barracks, and seats of power for thousands of years. It is from this very hilltop that The O’Neill dynasty, perhaps one of the greatest of the Irish clans ruled for more than 300 years. 

The centrepiece of a visit to the Hill of The O’Neill is the permanent exhibition in Ranfurly House. This tells the story of the Flight of The Earls and the Plantation of Ulster, and the important role that Dungannon played in these two historical events that would forever change these islands.  The exhibition vividly evokes the life of Irish chieftain in the 16th century, in its extravagant fashions, fighting and feasting.  You’ll find out about the Plantation of Ulster, what it was, who the Planters were and the difficulties they faced. You’ll also discover how Ulster, administered from Dungannon by Sir Arthur Chichester, was changed forever, moving away from the ancient Gaelic laws and beliefs.

It’s a gripping story that once heard, will never be forgotten. From the indoor exhibition, you’ll make your way to the next stage of your visit – on to the famous Hill of The O'Neill.

On a clear day, visitors can take a stroll through the beautiful park or ascend the stairs of the outdoor viewing tower to take in the spectacular views of Lough Neagh, the Sperrins, the Mournes, the Cooley mountains and the neighbouring counties.



  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Toilets for disabled visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Tours Available


  • Licensed
  • Picnic Area
  • Special dietary requirements catered for

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Cater for Corporate events
  • Cater for individuals
  • Cater for school groups
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Groups accepted
  • Lift/Elevator
  • Toilets
  • Visitor information
  • Wi-fi available

Leisure Facilities

  • Wifi

Parking & Transport

  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Free (parking charges may apply)

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Guided Exhibition Tour£9.50 activity
Guided Exhibition Tour£3.50 activity

Concession & family tickets available.


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Tuesday, 3rd September 2024 - Tuesday, 3rd September 2024

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Wednesday, 18th September 2024 - Wednesday, 18th September 2024

Old image of a mapTowns and Traders in Plantation UlsterJoin us at Hill of The O'Neill & Ranfurly House on Wednesday 18 September for a history talk on The Ulster Plantation and how it was a period of immense change.
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Monday, 9th December 2024 - Monday, 9th December 2024

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Opening Times

* Monday-Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 – 17:00 (April to September only)

Guided Tours available:
Wednesday – Saturday at 11am & 2pm
Sunday (April to September only) at 2pm

Self-Guided Tours available daily.

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Hill of The O’Neill & Ranfurly House is the perfect starting place for an exploration of Dungannon and the historic county of Tyrone only 1.5 miles from the M1 motorway (Junction 15) and 40 miles from Belfast.

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