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Benburb Castle, County Tyrone

Living History - County Tyrone

 

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COUNTY TYRONE

Benburb Castle

Benburb Castle

 

1 – 5pm

Mid 17th century soldiers and their armoury of pikes, swords, muskets and pistols. Hear about the turbulent 1640s and see why the defences were built to aid the use of firearms.

Tullaghoge Fort

Tullaghoge Fort, Cookstown

1pm - 5pm

1pm - 5pm

See the unique dress, weapons and customs of the 16th century Gaelic Irish O’Neill’s Clan warriors at an ancient site in continuous use for 1,000 years.

Other Living History Events

Wellbrook Beetling Mill

Wellbrook Beetling Mill

2pm - 5pm

 

Nestling in an idyllic wooded glen full of lovely walks and picnic spots, the last water-powered beetling mill in Northern Ireland offers a unique experience for all the family. Try some scutching, hackling and weaving with costumed guides at a hands on demonstration. Over the thundering cacophony of beetling mills, learn the importance of the linen industry in 19th century Ireland. For further information visit: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wellbrook-beetling-mill

Meet the Ancestors

Omagh Living History Park

1:30pm - 4:30pm

1:30pm - 4:30pm

The Omagh Living History Park (formerly The Ulster History Park) is a collection of period buildings and stone circles, dating from pre-Christian to plantation. A selection of these buildings will have specific living history presentations on both open days. For further information visit: www.northernperiodproductions.com.

Wilson Ancestral Homestead

Wilson Ancestral Homestead

 

1pm - 5pm

 

1pm -5pm

The ancestral homes of Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the US, will mark the centenary of his presidency with an afternoon of music, storytelling, costumed characters, open hearth cooking, flax spinning, thatching, craft demonstrations and short talks in the unique setting of the foothills to the Sperrin Mountains. Food samples on offer. Visit www.nmni.com/uafp for further information.

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