Seamus Heaney Home-place
Developed by Mid Ulster District Council, Seamus Heaney HomePlace is a purpose-built arts and literary centre, which celebrates the life and work of the late poet and Nobel Laureate, Seamus Heaney, and contributes to his legacy. Opened in September 2016, HomePlace houses an interactive exhibition, arranged over two floors and filled with personal stories and artefacts, dozens of family photographs, video recordings from friends, neighbours, world leaders, cultural figures, and the voice of the poet himself. HomePlace also includes a recreation of the poet’s Dublin study.
Hill of the O Neill Ranfurly Arts & Visitors Centre
From the thirteenth century until modern times, this highland rampart above the town of Dungannon has been one of the most strategically important sites in the history of Ireland. Stronghold of the famous O’Neill dynasty its view of all nine counties of Ulster enabled its occupants to command the surrounding area. The inauguration site of the O’Neills is a short distance away to the North East at Tullahogue Fort.
The Jungle NI is an award-winning outdoor adventure activity provider set in an enchanting forest at the foot of the Sperrins. Indulge the senses with our unique, adrenaline-packed adventure activities such as Zorbing, Paintball, High Wire Tree Top Adventure Courses, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Forest Segways, Llama Trekking and much more. Situated just 45 minutes from Belfast or Derry/Londonderry, on the main A29, The Jungle NI is easily accessible. It is open 7 days a week and can cater to any party, large or small. Providing a friendly and most of all, professional service The Jungle NI staff will ensure you enjoy a daring adventure unlike any other, so what are you waiting for?!
The Sperrins are the largest and least explored mountain range in Northern Ireland with dramatic landscapes, rivers teaming with life, mountains, valleys, forests, lakes, outdoor pursuits, indoor pursuits… something for everyone!.
The region is extremely accessible, Belfast airports and ferry ports, as well as Derry City airport are all within one hour of the Sperrins Region.
The newly opened Titanic Belfast® is an unmissable visit in any tour of Northern Ireland. It is located in the heart of Belfast, on the slipways where RMS Titanic was built.
Northern Ireland’s iconic World Heritage Site and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is home to a wealth of local history and legend. Explore the basalt stone columns left by volcanic eruptions 60 million years ago and search for distinctive stone formations fancifully named the Camel, Harp and Organ.
Described as our year of opportunity, 2012 is packed with events, celebrations and commemorations, including the centenary of the sinking of the world famous ship the Titanic. Springhill in Moneymore has its own Titanic story to tell, as for the first time ever, visitors to the National Trust property will be able to see an original hand written letter, scribed by 11 year old Eileen Lenox-Conyngham on board the Titanic in 1912.
The Bushmills Distillery
The Bushmills distillery has had its fair share of visitors these past few hundred years, now over 120,000 each year (and that’s not counting our resident ghost, The Grey Lady). And of all the living souls I have encountered, every one of them leaves with a smile on their face and a spring in their step, mind you, that might just be from the fumes as we hand craft our Bushmills.
So why not experience it yourself and be transported into a world that hasn’t changed much since we first opened our doors way back.”
Lissan House is an enchanting country residence set within a 250 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, reputedly the longest habitation by any single family of a country house in West Ulster. Lissan came to prominence in 2003 when its popularity helped it reach the national final of the BBC Restoration programme.
Ulster Folk & Transport Museum
Step back in time in and uncover a way of life from 100 years ago. Discover cottages, farms, schools and shops as you wander through the beautiful parkland of the Folk Museum chatting to costumed visitor guides demonstrating traditional crafts. Climb on and off majestic steam locomotives or experience the sensation of flight in the Transport Museum bursting with horse drawn carriages, electric trams, motorbikes, fire-engines and vintage cars.
Ulster American Folk Park
Immerse yourself in the world famous story of Irish emigration at the museum that brings it to life. Follow the emigrant trail as you journey from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full scale emigrant sailing ship leading to the log cabins of the American Frontier. Meet an array of costumed characters on your way with traditional crafts to show, tales to tell and food to share.
Discover Lough Neagh
In the heart of Northern Ireland you will find Lough Neagh, the largest lake in Ireland & Britain. Lough Neagh captivates visitors with its tranquil atmosphere, un-spoilt scenery, secluded bays and skyward views. Lough Neagh is a haven for wildlife with many viewpoints around the shoreline.
This 300 year old fisherman’s cottage situated on the Western shores of Lough Neagh is in the town land of Aneeterbeg in Ardboe. It was built primarily of mud walls, supported by far corners built of stone which were whitewashed to help withstand the weathering. The thatch is a local Lough-shore reed which was used because of its durability. The cottage is also the starting point for the Gort Moss Walk which features a number of ramparts and pathways meandering through and over flat cut bog land rich in flora and fauna.