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Argory, Dungannon, Tyrone

Argory, Dungannon, Tyrone

Argory, built in the 1820s, this handsome Irish gentry house is surrounded by its 130-hectare (320-acre) wooded riverside estate. The former home of the MacGeough Bond family, a tour of this Neo-classical masterpiece reveals it is unchanged since 1900. Outside there are sweeping vistas, superb spring bulbs, scenic walks and fascinating courtyard displays. A second-hand bookshop, adventure playground and Lady Ada's award-winning tea-room.

Ardboe Cross, Cookstown, Tyrone

Ardboe Cross, Cookstown, Tyrone

Ardboe Cross Tyrone is one of the finest examples of the Irish High cross in Ulster, and is situated in Ardboe, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is sited on a small hillock close to the western shore of Lough Neagh, was erected in the 9th or 10th century and is all that now remains of a 6th century monastery.

Beaghmore Stone Circles, Cookstown, Tyrone

Beaghmore Stone Circles, Cookstown, Tyrone

Beaghmore Stone Circles, Cookstown it is a complex of early Bronze Age megalithic features, stone circles and cairns, 8.5 miles north west of Cookstown, County Tyrone in Northern Ireland, on the south-east edge of the Sperrin Mountains.

Castle Caulfield, Dungannon, Tyrone

Castle Caulfield, Dungannon, Tyrone

Castle Caulfield, situated in Castlecaulfield, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Built by Sir Toby Caulfeild between 1611 and 1619. The oldest part of the existing building is the gatehouse, which has Tudor-style doorways. Caulfeild Coat of Arms can be see over the entrance. The building is three storeys high with attics, many large mullioned windows and tall chimneystacks. The castle was burned in the Irish Rebellion of 1641 but was repaired and reoccupied by the Caulfeilds until the 1660s. Oliver Plunkett is known to have held a service at the castle in 1670.

Tullyhogue Fort Tyrone

Tullyhogue Fort Tyrone

Tullyhogue Fort close to the town of Cookstown in Tyrone is one of the most important historical sites in Ireland. This is where the old Irish chieftains of Ulster were crowned. Tullaghoge is believed to have been a place of great significance from very early times and it likely had some ritual importance before the O’Neill expansion south east in the11th century, initially it may even have been a pagan sanctuary. However, the date of the construction of the earthwork is not known.

Benburb Castle, Tyrone

Benburb Castle founded by Shane O'Neill, added to by British planters and now restored in its 17th century state is also in the park, along with the Benburb Valley Heritage Centre which is in a restored linen mill.

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