Pogue’s Entry Historical Cottage

Places to See | Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland



Hidden quietly in the heart of Antrim Town, Pogue’s Entry is an unassuming yet fascinating place with an interesting history.

This historic corner of 18th century Antrim contains the childhood home of Alexander Irvine, who became a missionary in New York’s Bowery and eventually pastor of the Church of the Ascension on Fifth Avenue.  In his book ‘My Lady of The Chimney Corner’ he recalls his boyhood years in Pogue’s Entry and describes the lives of Irish country folk in the years after the Great Famine in 19th century Ireland.

The cottage serves not only as a fantastically maintained property of the era but also as a reminder of the hardships often faced by past generations. The narrow lanes and alleyways lined with cottages you see in this virtual tour, once led off the length of Church Street.

Opening Times (June – September only) Thursday and Friday afternoons, 2pm – 5pm Saturdays, 10am – 5pm (closed 1pm – 2pm for lunch) Visits/Tours outside these months can be arranged by appointment only.

Address: Church Street, Antrim



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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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