Mullylusty Cottage

Places to See | Co.Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Attractive 19th century thatched cottage in a rural setting. A present-day historic house in Northern Ireland.

Margaret Gallagher’s home has featured in television programmes and worldwide publications and she lives in the cottage in a traditional manner. She has a cottage with a rateable value of £10 a year. What she doesn’t have, and doesn’t want, are gas, electricity, an indoor toilet or running water.

Her 200-year-old white-washed cottage is picture perfect for the cameras and a place to see in Co Fermanagh. From it, Margaret opens a window on the past, carrying out domestic chores and preparing food in the traditional way, without any of the modern, labour-saving devices the rest of us take for granted.

The cottage stands on a hill in the townland of Mullylusty. From her front door she can look across misty fields and blanket bog to Cuilcagh and, below it, the twin villages of Belcoo and Blacklion, one in Northern Ireland, the other in the Republic.

Address: Mullylusty Cottage, Belcoo, Co. Fermanagh Northern Ireland

4 Responses to Mullylusty Cottage

  1. My family will be traveling to Belcoo in July 2017 and curious whether Margaret Gallagher is still around. Would love to visit.

    Ruth Flannery November 16, 2016 at 2:44 pm Reply
    • Really lovely would like to visit Margaret in mullylusk

      Margaret February 19, 2017 at 4:45 pm Reply
  2. Would it be possible to visit this cottage and see Margaret? It would be much appreciated.

    May February 7, 2018 at 9:33 pm Reply
  3. I have visited Margaret a handful of times and love listening to her.
    Her way of life is beautiful and a lesson to us all in this throwaway world.
    Margaret knows my mother’s family and indeed my grandmother howe.

    Would love to find out more about garden hill in the hope of preserving it.

    Jacqueline patton November 29, 2020 at 6:52 pm Reply

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