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Bellaghy Bawn Fortified House

Bellaghy Bawn Fortified House was part of a Plantation Settlement and was built in 1618 by the Vintners Company. Most of its fortifications were lost in 1641, but it still retains a striking circular flanker tower which has been well restored.
 
Inside are fascinating interpretive displays explaining the 7000 year history of the settlements in the area, the construction of the village and the diverse ecology of the Lough Beg wetland area.
 
Much of the space is dedicated to one of the world's greatest living poets, Seamus Heaney, who was born and raised nearby. 
 
Bellaghy Bawn Fortified House Address:
Castle Street
Bellaghy
Londonderry
BT45 8LA
Northern Ireland, UK

Bellaghy Bawn Fortified House Opening Times: 
Winter (1st September to Easter), Monday to Saturday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Summer (Easter to 31st August), seven days a week, 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Also open on Public and Bank Holidays throughout the year with the exception of Christmas/New Year week

Bellaghy Bawn Fortified House Admission:
Adult £2.00
Child / OAP £1.00
Child under 11 years 50p
Family (2 Adults and 4 Children) £5.00

T  +44 (0)28 7938 6812
 

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