Christmas is special in Cookstown and the town dresses to enjoy its part in the festivities with the wonderful illuminations along the main street. Add the ambience and atmosphere in the shops throughout the town and our Saturday market, you’ve everything you’ll need to enjoy a spectacular festive season.
County Tyrone in Northern Ireland is peppered with thousands of archaeological sites. The most impressive are the Bronze Age Beaghmore Stone Circles and cairns, approx. 10 miles north west of Cookstown, in the southeast of the Sperrin Mountains.
Benburb Castle is a fortified bawn built by Sir Richard Wingfield during the Plantation in 1611 on a limestone cliff overlooking the River Blackwater, the border between County Tyrone and County Armagh.
Blink and you would miss this visitor attraction in County Tyrone. The substantial remains of Castle Caulfield were built by Sir Toby Caulfield between 1611 and 1619 on the site of an earlier O’Donnelly Castle.
St. Patrick is said to have presided over the church of Clogher. According to tradition a monastery and diocese were founded in Clogher circa 490 by St. Macartan on the orders of St. Patrick. The present building was erected on the site in 1744.
Parkanaur is a large, rambling romantic Tudor Revival house which has evolved through the years. The Manor House is open to the public offering facilities for conferencing, functions and events.
One of Ireland and Europe’s most important heritage sites – Hill of The O’Neill. From here the famous O’Neill dynasty utilized a stunning 360˙view of the province of Ulster to rule Gaelic Ireland for over 300 years.
Visit the childhood home of the much-loved Victorian novelist William Carleton, well versed in Irish folklore and described by Yeats as ‘the greatest novelist of Ireland’. An annual literary festival held in August in the Clogher Valley celebrates Carleton’s work.
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.
An enchanting country residence set within a 250 acre demesne. Home of the Staples family for nearly 400 years and reputedly the longest habitation by any single family of a country house in West Ulster.