Bellaghy Bawn

Northern Ireland Environment Agency owned property
Built around 1619 by Sir Baptist Jones, Bellaghy Bawn is a fortified house and bawn (the defensive wall surrounding an Irish tower house). What exists today is a mix of various building styles from different periods with the main house lived in until 1987.

The late Seamus Heaney was a local Nobel Laureate and Bellaghy Bawn, which was opened to the public in 1996, has resources on site including a film made for the bawn as well as a collection of his broadcasts. There are also exhibitions on local natural history, local history and Seamus Heaney’s poetry.

Wheelchair access is limited.

No unaccompanied children under the age of 16.
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

Opening times:

1st April to 31 May: Sundays, Wednesdays and Bank Holidays open 10am - 4.00pm
1st June to 30 September: Wednesday to Sundays and Bank Holidays 10am - 5.00pm
1st October to 31st of October: 12 noon to 4.00pm Sundays and 10am to 4.00pm Wednesdays
1st November to 28th February: Sundays 12 noon to 4.00pm
1st March to 31st March: 12 noon to 4.00pm Sundays and 10am to 4.00pm Wednesdays


Admission free throughout the year

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Magherafelt Tourist Information Centre

Location / Directions

Getting there
Bellaghy Bawn is situated two miles off the main Belfast to Londonderry road (A6). Turn right onto the B182/Deerpark Road signposted Bellaghy and continue to follow the B182 to Bellaghy. Bellaghy Bawn is the large white house on the hill to your left as you enter the town.
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Contact Details

Castle Street
BT45 8LA

Tel: (028) 7938 6812