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Hill of O’Neill and Ranfurly House Arts & Visitor Centre
The Ranfurly House Arts and Visitor Centre sits beneath one of Ireland and Europe’s most important heritage sites – Hill of O’Neill. From here the famous O’Neill dynasty utilized a stunning 360° view of the Province of Ulster to rule Gaelic Ireland for over 300 years.
The centre contains a multi-media exhibition narrating the Hill’s importance in Irish and European history. The venue is also a fully functioning arts and tourism centre.
The Linen Green, Moygashel
The Linen Green, located just outside the centre of Dungannon, offers a unique choice of quality shops and designer brands not found elsewhere on the High Street. It incorporates an historical exhibition in the converted mill along with retail outlets, craft shops and cafes/restaurants onsite.
Annaginny Park Farm
Home to a wide range of domestic and exotic animals including wallaby, rheas, emu, deer, highland cow, aquarium (with native fish) plus many more. The site is home to a nature reserve, rainbow trout fishery and a caravan and camping park.
Parkanaur Forest Park
Parkanaur Forest is a mixed coniferous and broadleaved woodland of almost 200 hectares, located four miles west of Dungannon. There are several way-marked walks and various ecotrails to explore.
Enjoy the seasonal splendour of Dungannon Park from spring daffodils and rhododendrons to the russets of autumn. Wander lakeside as swans and wildfoul dabble on tranquil waters shared by casting anglers or relax and survey the rolling parkland. Cycle or walk the circumscribing paths that all thread back to the comfort of the all new visitor centre, shop and coffee dock.
U.S. Grant Ancestral Home
Explore the cottage of the Simpson family with close ties to Ulysses Simpson Grant, the commander of the victorious Union troops in the American Civil War. U.S. Grant served two terms as U.S. President and visited the homeland. The cottage and grounds are open all year round. For tours and audiovisual show, booking is essential
Built in the 1820’s, this handsome Irish gentry house is surrounded by a wooded riverside estate. The former home of the MacGeough Bond family, a tour of this Neoclassical masterpiece, revels stories of its hero and hidden treasures which remain unchanged since the 1900s. The walks and paths are all hard, mostly stoned and suitable for wheelchairs. There is a second-hand bookshop and gift shop as well as an adventure playground & coffee shop.
Island Turf Craft
Island Turf Crafts Visitor Centre consists of three museums. The weaving factory, the local industrial Museum and the Bog Museum. A new idea suitable for all ages, families and school educational groups. Make your own artwork using 5,000 year old turf which you can then bring home.
For more information on these and numerous other local attractions, visit the Mid Ulster tourism website at www.midulstercouncil.org/Things-To-Do