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Benburb Castle

Benburb Castle

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.

St Nicholas’ Church Carrickfergus

St Nicholas’ Church Carrickfergus

St Nicholas’ Church was established on this site in 1182 by John de Courcy, an Anglo-Norman knight who arrived in Ireland in 1176 and who was responsible for building the impressive Carrickfergus Castle. Symbolism and history are interwoven in the church’s fabric. There are many impressive stained glass windows whose unique style and colouring makes this church a constant focus for visitors.

Narrow Water Castle Keep

Narrow Water Castle Keep

Narrow Water Castle is a famous 16th-century tower house and bawn near Warrenpoint in Northern Ireland. There has been a keep on this site since 1212. It was a strategic spot and was originally built by Hugh de Lacy (first Earl of Ulster) as part of the area’s Norman fortifications to prevent attacks on Newry via the river.

Castle Caulfield

Castle Caulfield

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.

Light Ship Petrel

Light Ship Petrel

The Light Ship Petrel was built in 1915 by the Dublin Dockyard Co for the Commissioners of Irish Lights and is the only lightship still afloat in Ireland. A crucial element of lightship design is the mounting of a light on a sufficiently tall mast.

St Macartan’s Cathedral Clogher

St Macartan’s Cathedral Clogher

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.

Kinbane Castle

Kinbane Castle

Kinbane is one of the many Castles of Ireland and is a magical and haunting location where you can almost feel the past. It is set in a very dramatic location and built on a small rock promontory called Kinbane Head extending out into the sea. The path to it is narrow and stepped.

360° Aerial Photograph of Hillsborough Village

360° Aerial Photograph of Hillsborough Village

View a 360° Aerial Photograph of Hillsborough Village, Co. Down, Northern Ireland. Taken from 200 ft in the air you get great views across the countryside from every direction.

Global Rainbow at Scrabo Tower

Global Rainbow at Scrabo Tower

A stunning laser projection artwork, Global Rainbow, was beamed from Scrabo Tower in Newtownards towards Donaghadee.

Holywood Priory

Holywood Priory

Holywood’s rich ecclesiastical heritage is represented today by its most distinctive building, the Old Priory.

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Antrim Town

Antrim is the county town of County Antrim in Northern Ireland. Antrim is a small town not frequently visited by tourists, yet it is one of the more historic towns in Northern Ireland with many interesting sights and buildings of historic note.

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