Hill of The O'Neill and Ranfurly House

Hill of The O'Neill and Ranfurly House

Discover the historic capital of Ulster and one of the most important sites in Gaelic Ireland, headquarters of the famous O’Neill Dynasty until the Flight of the Earls and the plantation of Ulster in the early seventeenth century.

Description

Explore the site that once was the powerbase of Gaelic Ulster and headquarters of the famous O’Neill Chieftains for over 300 years and, after the Flight of the Earls, the proposed capitol of the Plantation of Ulster by Arthur Chichester.

Step inside the old Belfast Bank in Dungannon, now transformed into Ranfurly Arts & Visitor Centre, and you stand not just in a beautifully renovated Victorian centrepiece at the heart of the town, but also at the threshold of one of the most ancient sites in Ulster – The Hill of The O’Neill.

Ranfurly House has a multi-media exhibition narrating the Hill’s importance in Irish and European history, its links to the O’Neill clan and the subsequent Flight of the Earls and Plantation of Ulster.

You can take a tour of the exhibition space on your own or with an experienced guide when you’ll hear tales of the skeletons found on the Hill during a major excavation in 2010, the escape tunnels leading from the O’Neill castle which snake underneath Dungannon town. A walk to the top brings stunning views across 7 Ulster counties, all the more impressive when seen from the height of a new glass viewing tower, making it all the more clear why this site was chosen by the famous O’Neill dynasty to rule Gaelic Ireland for over 300 years.

Tours:

  • Guided tours are available Monday – Friday 11.30am and 2.30pm
  • Cost for guided tours: adult £3.50, concession £2.50, children free under 16
  • Special rate for groups of 10 people or more.
The venue is also a fully functioning arts and tourism centre with a 90-seat Square Box performance space, Arts studio, Tourist Information Centre, Gift shop and Coffee House.

Conference facilities are available for hire. Free WiFi.

Hill of The O'Neill and Ranfurly House

26 Market Square
Dungannon
BT70 1AB

Telephone

028 8772 8600

Email

ranfurly@midulstercoun...

Website

www.dungannon.info

Opening Hours

Open all year:
Monday – Saturday 9am to 5pm
Closed Sundays October to March
Open Sunday April to September 1pm -5pm

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Hill of The O'Neill and Ranfurly House

26 Market Square
Dungannon
BT70 1AB

Telephone

028 8772 8600

Email

ranfurly@midulstercoun...

Website

www.dungannon.info

Opening Hours

Open all year:
Monday – Saturday 9am to 5pm
Closed Sundays October to March
Open Sunday April to September 1pm -5pm

Social Networking
Price

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Hill of The O'Neill and Ranfurly House

26 Market Square
Dungannon
BT70 1AB

Telephone

028 8772 8600

Email

ranfurly@midulstercoun...

Website

www.dungannon.info

Opening Hours

Open all year:
Monday – Saturday 9am to 5pm
Closed Sundays October to March
Open Sunday April to September 1pm -5pm

Social Networking
Price

MIDRANGE