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Awaken your Giant Spirit

  1. Image of a couple in front of Blessingbourne Estate
    A special welcome will await you from the Lowry family home at the award-winning Blessingbourne Estate. In the Coach house Bronagh Duffin from Bakehouse NI will demonstrate her traditional baking.
    1. 21 Sep 2024
  2. Image of couple walking with Ballyscullion house in the background
    You will be taken on a journey to explore this private historic house and estate situated amongst unspoilt countryside, surrounded by ancient woodland and breath-taking views over Lough Beg.
    1. Image of kids being shown the soup kitchen window
      Immerse yourself in 1840’s rural village life in Swatragh
      1. 3 Oct 2024
    2. Three girls walking towards the front of Lissan House
      Explore Mid Ulster’s amazing collection of historic houses, perfectly maintained and lovingly preserved.
      1. 21 Jun 2024
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    Awaken your Giant Spirit

    1. View of Blessingbourne Manor from across the lake
      Blessingbourne Estate is an impressive historic country estate, with woodland walks, lakes and mountain bike trails dotted throughout a magnificent 17th century setting. A pet friendly destination, perfect for a day out or overnight stay at its on-site self catering accommodation.
    2. Image of one of the local producers Bronagh Duffin from Bakehouse NI sieving flour into a bowl
      Bakehouse NI is a small cookery school set in the countryside near the village of Bellaghy. It provides “at home” cookery experiences based around traditional Irish cookery using local ingredients.
      1. Night-time view of the entrance to Friels Bar
        Friels Bar and Restaurant is currently run by the fourth generation of the Friel family. The bar has been in the family name for over 150 years. In the bar, you will get a real feel of the old world, with pictures and memorabilia of bygone times
        1. A couple walking through gardens of Ballyscullion park with the Georgian House in the background.
          Ballyscullion Park is a private house, home of Richard and Rosalind Mulholland and their family, and is available for visits by prior arrangement to its beautiful historic gardens and grounds.
          1. Step back to 1912 as you experience the Lenox-Conyngham home on the morning they left to board Titanic. See the exhibition, featuring pieces from the Titanic era, including 11-year-old Eileen Lenox-Conyngham’s letter, written on Titanic headed paper.
            1. The front of Lissan House from the garden
              Lissan House is an enchanting country residence set within a 260 acre demesne of ancient woodland and forestry. The estate was created in the 17th century and remained the home of the Staples family for nearly 400 years.
              1. Killymoon castle sits in picturesque surroundings overlooking the Ballinderry River on the outskirts of Cookstown just 50 miles from Belfast by car. The castle is a grade A listed building designed by the famous architect John Nash.
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