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Linen Hall Library, Belfast

Founded in 1788, Linen Hall Library is a truly unique institution. As the oldest library in Belfast and the last subscribing library in Ireland, it has an impressive Irish and Local Studies Collection and houses a significant genealogy section.

Eastside Visitor Centre, Belfast

EastSide Visitor Centre provides a base from which visitors can explore the east of the city. Visitors can access information on attractions from digital screens with interpretation panels and a wall map.

Laurel Villa Townhouse, Magherafelt

Laurel Villa is Trip Advisor's number one place to stay in the Magherafelt area and when you read our reviews it is easy to see why. We are ideally located within a 45 minute drive from Belfast, Derry, Giant's Causeway and Northern Ireland airports.

Armagh Public Library, Armagh

Established in 1771, Armagh Public Library is one of the oldest libraries in Ireland, holding rare and valuable books, ancient Irish artefacts, and print, gem and coin collections. Visitors and researchers, individuals and groups, are all welcome.

Bellaghy Bawn, Bellaghy, Magherafelt

Built around 1619 by Sir Baptist Jones, Bellaghy Bawn is a fortified house and bawn (the defensive wall surrounding an Irish tower house).

Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy, Magherafelt

Step into Seamus Heaney HomePlace and begin your journey through the life and literature of the poet and Nobel Laureate.Standing at the heart of the place and a people which so inspired him.

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