The Province of Ulster

The Irish name, Cúige Uladh, means the “Province of the Ulaidh”, with the term cúige formerly referring to one of the 5 provinces. The Ulaidh were a group of tribes who dwelt in this northern region of Ireland.

These are some of the most significant landmarks, buildings and monuments in the province of Ulster

Mussenden Temple, Castlerock. County Derry 1785

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One of Northern Ireland's most iconic and photographed buildings  The Mussenden Temple was built in 1785 and forms part of the estate of Frederick Augustus Hervey 'the Earl Bishop', Bishop of Derry and [...]

Mussenden Temple, Castlerock. County Derry 17852019-06-26T05:15:45+00:00

Inch Abbey, Downpatrick, County Down 1180

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Includes one of Ireland's first Gothic arches & Game of Thrones location Inch Abbey was established as a Cistercian house by John de Courcy and his wife Affreca in 1180 as an act [...]

Inch Abbey, Downpatrick, County Down 11802019-06-26T06:41:36+00:00

Navan Fort, Armagh, County Armagh 95BC

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The Ancient Capital, The Legend of Emain Macha & A Barbary Macaque Navan Fort or 'Emain Macha' is one of Ireland's most important ancient monuments. According to mythology, this was one of the [...]

Navan Fort, Armagh, County Armagh 95BC2019-06-26T06:59:28+00:00

The Bishops Palace, Armagh City. 1770

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A grade 'A' listed building fit for a Bishop & The ancient seat of St. Patrick The Bishop's Palace in Armagh is a beautiful Neoclassical building situated in 300 acres of parkland. This [...]

The Bishops Palace, Armagh City. 17702019-06-26T07:13:13+00:00

Dundrum Castle, Dundrum, County Down 1180

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A magnificent castle, a renegade & The Time Team Dundrum Castle is located in a spectacular setting overlooking Dundrum Bay and the mighty Mourne Mountains. This ancient hilltop site was chosen by John [...]

Dundrum Castle, Dundrum, County Down 11802019-08-15T15:31:35+00:00

Monea Castle, Monea, County Fermanagh 1618

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One of the best preserved Scottish styled plantation castles in Northern Ireland The Plantation of Ulster in the early 17th century was an attempt by the English monarchy to take control of the [...]

Monea Castle, Monea, County Fermanagh 16182019-06-26T11:56:22+00:00

St Mura’s Cross, Fahan. County Donegal 7th century

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An exquisite early slab cross with Greek inscriptions  St Mura’s Cross is located in an ancient monastic site in Fahan, county Donegal. This rare 'slab' type cross is generally believed to be the [...]

St Mura’s Cross, Fahan. County Donegal 7th century2019-06-26T12:05:18+00:00

Buncrana Castle, Buncrana, County Donegal 1718

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The earliest and most important of the 'Big Houses' of Inishowen During the 18th century large manor houses like this one were known as 'castles'. This house was built by Colonel George Vaughan [...]

Buncrana Castle, Buncrana, County Donegal 17182019-06-26T12:22:47+00:00

Herdman’s Mill, Sion Mills. County Tyrone 1853

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Victorian architecture, Cricket and The Seat of Finn Herdman's Mill was built in Sion Mills in 1853 on the banks of the River Mourne by the Herdman Brothers. The River Mourne has powered [...]

Herdman’s Mill, Sion Mills. County Tyrone 18532019-06-26T14:59:36+00:00

Armagh Observatory, Armagh City 1789

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The oldest scientific institution in Northern Ireland & Ground breaking architecture Armagh Observatory was established by Richard Robinson, Archbishop of Armagh, in 1789. Robinson was not only the leader of the Church of [...]

Armagh Observatory, Armagh City 17892019-06-26T15:08:28+00:00

Inch Island, Lough Swilly, County Donegal

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Significant bird colonies, An O'Doherty castle & Super spectacular views The beautiful Inch Island is located in Lough Swilly in co.Donegal. This is not a ‘true’ island anymore because in 1855, The Lough [...]

Inch Island, Lough Swilly, County Donegal2019-06-26T17:01:13+00:00

Titanic Belfast, Queens Road, Belfast City 2009

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Recently voted the World's leading tourist attraction - Riveting stuff This incredible piece of architecture is Titanic Belfast which was designed by the American born architect Eric Kuhne and built by Harcourt Developments. [...]

Titanic Belfast, Queens Road, Belfast City 20092019-06-29T08:49:50+00:00

Banba’s Crown, Malin Head. County Donegal 1805

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Ireland's most northerly point, It's oldest rocks, The most shipwrecks & Europe's highest sand dunes Banba's Crown is located in Malin Head in co.Donegal and is Ireland's most northerly building on the mainland. [...]

Banba’s Crown, Malin Head. County Donegal 18052019-06-26T22:10:26+00:00

Slieve League, Glencolumcille. County Donegal

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Europe's highest sea cliffs The Slieve League Cliffs are among the highest sea cliffs in Europe rising 1972 feet above the Atlantic Ocean (making them nearly 3 times higher than the famous Cliffs [...]

Slieve League, Glencolumcille. County Donegal2019-06-27T06:12:27+00:00

St. Aengus’ Church , Burt. County Donegal 1967

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Regarded as a masterpiece of design and has been awarded 'Building of the Century' St. Aengus’s Church, Burt, County Donegal This stunning and timeless building is St. Aengus' Church located in Burt, co. [...]

St. Aengus’ Church , Burt. County Donegal 19672019-06-27T10:30:10+00:00

Prehen House, Prehen, Derry City 1740

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The most historic house in Derry & Half hanged McNaughton This early Georgian manor house was built in 1740 with the finest materials for Andrew Knox, M.P for Donegal. It sits on an [...]

Prehen House, Prehen, Derry City 17402019-06-27T10:50:09+00:00

Ballintoy Church, Ballintoy. County Antrim 1817

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A church with a big view, Notable families & Game of Thrones Ballintoy or ‘Baile an Tuaigh’ means ‘the northern townland’ in Irish. This church is perched on a hill above Ballintoy harbour [...]

Ballintoy Church, Ballintoy. County Antrim 18172019-06-27T13:15:51+00:00

Doe Castle, Cresslough. County Donegal c.1500

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The Mac Sweeneys, The O'Dohertys & The O'Neills - and Oh Yes.. Brian McFadden from Westlife! Doe Castle was built by the MacSweeneys in the early 1500's and is similar in style to [...]

Doe Castle, Cresslough. County Donegal c.15002019-06-27T13:18:24+00:00

The Peace Bridge, Derry City 2011

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A bridge designed to encourage friendship The Peace Bridge is a cycle and foot bridge built across the River Foyle. It was officially opened on 25th June 2011 and connects the old army [...]

The Peace Bridge, Derry City 20112019-06-27T13:21:17+00:00
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