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Guided Tours Ireland/Armagh Guided Tours Wishing you all a Happy & Healthy New Year

New Year 2022 Blog Pic

Wishing you all a Happy Healthy 2022 and many thanks for your continued support in 2021.
I’m always keen to move forward and see what the new year has to bring. Plans are already in place for many of you to visit in 2022 if the Covid situation allows you. This I appreciate.

I know that many of you have taken a lot more time to think and share thoughts on that long held dream to visit the homeland of your ancestors.
With small family groups we certainly can create a lot of happy memories, visit townlands, graveyards, family homes all together and jointly share our love for the ancestral places of what shaped us today.

Living on an island I am always drawn to the edge and tours around the famous Antrim Coastline are not to be missed………a walk along the headlands and a paddle in the ocean bring out the child in all of us. Ancient Celtic settlements tell us of our early ancestors while castles and churches reveal our more recent history.

Good food and accommodation are very important and as a keen cook and farmer’s wife my love of local produce is key to fully embracing life here. Picnic hampers are certainly very popular and ideal for large family groups.

Choosing where to lay your hat is also very important when travelling as a family. I will be out on the road shortly to chat with my favourite hotels, B & B’s and restaurants………..ohh lots more good food to experience!

From my Ferguson Family here at Beechlodge Farm, Armagh, Northern Ireland I wish you and all those you love dearly a Happy Healthy 2022.
Best Wishes

Barbara (Biddy)
PS Do hope you enjoy my own personal amateur “seasons” video. Pictures were taken by me on my phone. They reflect the changes in landscape around my farm here in County Armagh and a trip to County Fermanagh. May help you decide what season you would like to visit.


Travel over to County Armagh and meet local Guide Barbara who will take you on a guided tour of rural North Armagh. Discover the origins of the Bramley apple to the county and enjoy the history and tales of the castles and big houses in the area. Stop in at Dan Winter's thatched cottage for a cup of tea and enjoy a stroll around this traditional rural cottage with its half door, jab wall and stories of its life as a weaver's cottage during the Battle of the Diamond in 1795. Time also to purchase some of the local apple juices produced in the area.


10.30 am Depart Belfast

12 noon Lunch/Brunch at the Stonebridge Brasserie on the main Portadown/Armagh road. http://www.stonebridgegoodfood.com/

1.00 pm Barbara your guide will step on your coach at Stonebridge Brasserie and take you on your tour from here.

( Route takes us to Richhill, Drumilly, Loughgall, McAllister's Apple Farm, Blossom on Portadown/Loughgall Road, past Ardress House and over to Dan Winter's Cottage, Annaghmore.

3.00 - 4 pm Stop off at Dan Winter's Cottage (15 minutes from Portadown/M1)

5.30 pm (approx) Back in Belfast

Contact Us

Barbara Ferguson
Accredited Blue Badge Tourist Guide
Northern Ireland Guided Tours
41 Coolmillish Road
Co. Armagh
BT60 1SH
Northern Ireland

For your answer to an experienced & fun guided tour of Northern Ireland - Barbara is here to help

+44 (0) 28 3755 1119

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