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 17852020-04-29T13:44:37+00:00

Inch Abbey, Downpatrick, County Down 1180

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

Inch Abbey, Downpatrick, County Down 11802020-05-03T17:47:16+00:00

Navan Fort, Armagh, County Armagh 95BC

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An 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 95BC2020-05-06T19:09:40+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. 17702020-04-28T22:04:27+00:00

Dundrum Castle, Dundrum, County Down 1180

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A magnificent Norman 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 [...]

Dundrum Castle, Dundrum, County Down 11802020-05-03T17:43:24+00:00

Narrow Water Castle, Warrenpoint. County Down 1560

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One of the best-preserved fortified tower-houses in Ireland Narrow Water Castle is located just outside the town of Warrenpoint on the banks of Carlingford Lough. It is regarded as one of the best-preserved [...]

Narrow Water Castle, Warrenpoint. County Down 15602020-05-03T18:07:35+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 troublesome [...]

Monea Castle, Monea, County Fermanagh 16182020-05-06T15:48:37+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 century2020-04-29T07:28:31+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 17182020-04-29T07:17:22+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 18532020-05-03T18:09:26+00:00

Armagh Observatory, Armagh City 1789

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

Armagh Observatory, Armagh City 17892020-05-06T19:43:59+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 County Donegal. This is not a ‘true’ island anymore because, in 1855, The [...]

Inch Island, Lough Swilly, County Donegal2020-04-29T07:22:54+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 20092020-05-03T18:22:45+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 County Donegal and is Ireland's most northerly building on the [...]

Banba’s Crown, Malin Head. County Donegal 18052020-04-28T22:56:09+00:00

Slieve League, Glencolumcille. County Donegal

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Amongst the highest sea cliffs in Europe 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 [...]

Slieve League, Glencolumcille. County Donegal2020-04-28T22:12:32+00:00

Prehen House, Prehen, Derry City 1740

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Derry's most historic house & & 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 elevated [...]

Prehen House, Prehen, Derry City 17402020-04-29T13:15:12+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 harbor [...]

Ballintoy Church, Ballintoy. County Antrim 18172020-04-26T15:07:01+00:00

Doe Castle, Cresslough. County Donegal c.1500

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

Doe Castle, Cresslough. County Donegal c.15002020-05-07T06:48:28+00:00
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