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Victorian architecture, cricket and The Seat of Finn

Herdman's Mill was built in 1853 in the village of Sion Mills in co. Tyrone by the Herdman Brothers. The River Mourne has powered industrial machinery here since 1640 as this was also the site [...]

The first multi-storey steel-framed building to be constructed in Ireland & it’s no.1 tourist attraction

The building in which the Storehouse is located was constructed in 1902 as a fermentation plant for the St. James's Gate Brewery. It was designed in the style of the Chicago School of Architecture and [...]

The last example of a 19th century lead mine in Ireland, Death Valley & Forest walks

Ballycorus Lead Mine is located in Ballychorus in south county Dublin. This tower was built in 1807 after a vein of lead was found within the hill. It is the only example left in Ireland [...]

Great sea views, Grinding oats & 500 years of renewable energy

The Skerries Windmills, Skerries. County Dublin          1750 Skerries means ‘the Rocks’ in Gaelic and is reputed to be the place where St Patrick landed in Ireland. The location of these windmills was once the site [...]

Once the World’s largest cranes and shipyard

These are the famous landmark gantry cranes that dominate the Belfast skyline. Samson and Goliath are named after Biblical figures and are located on Queen's Island in the Harland & Wolff shipyard. They were constructed by [...]

Once the World’s leading centre for shirt making

The Star Factory, Foyle Road, Derry City         1899 The Star Factory was built in 1899 for The Messrs. Bayer Company. Between 1880 and the 1920's Derry was the principal seat of the shirt industry in the [...]

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