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Affordable and fun guiding throughout Northern Ireland

HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2021
Barbara here from County Armagh, Northern Ireland
wishing all my beautiful visitors from overseas a Happy & Healthy Thanksgiving 2021.
Looking forward to sharing Ireland with you all again soon.
Do drop me a line if you need help with planning your trip.
Only too happy to share my knowledge and homeland with you.
Have a good day.
Rgds
Barbara

 LANE WALK 1

THE LONG LOANIN'S OF KILMORE

Kilmore Farm

 You say Armagh, and I see the hill
with the two tall spires or the square low tower;
the faith of Patrick is with us still;
his blessing falls in a moonlight hour,
when the apple orchards are all in flower.
(Poet   John Hewitt)

Just about 5 miles outside the ancient City of Armagh, perched on a low hilltop sits the crossroads of Kilmore. 20th Century Irish Poet John Hewitt wrote about walking the lanes of Kilmore when visiting his grandmother here. A fertile land once a monastic settlement of the Culdees. During the apple blossom season in early May these rolling hills are awash with the hues of pink apple blossom. A guided walk through the twisty lanes of this ancient landscape will not only allow you to enjoy the beauty of the apple blossom but learn a lot about life past and present in this ancient settlement.
Approx 4 mile round walk.

LANE WALK 2
LOUGHGALL VILLAGE TO ORCHARD FARM

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Step out in the pretty Conservation Village of Loughgall and enjoy an interesting walk through its historical past. Today the grand entrance and leafy driveway to the Copes Manor House is quite the landmark of the village. The well known 18thC poet Jonathan Swift spent a lot of time with the Copes when in need of a break from Dublin. Leave the village behind and take to the lanes nearby to enjoy the panoramic views over the orchards. Identify the timeline of the apple tree as you guess the ages of the various orchards in view.
Approx 4 mile round walk.

 LANE WALK 3
DAN WINTER'S COTTAGE LANE WALK

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On the outskirts of Loughgall village tucked back in its farmyard sits Dan Winter’s Cottage. Take a step back in time and hear all about Dan Winter and this amazing traditional weaver’s thatched cottage. Leave the cottage behind and walk the steep hill known as The Diamond Hill only to discover more history and numerous orchards in blossom in sight.
Approx 4 mile round walk.


• My ideal group size would be 12 max.
• Suitable for family groups with children over 11 years old.
• Max of 4 hrs/tour
• Cost £50 per group 12 max.

It is possible for me to stretch the length of these walks if you have an energetic group!  Just call me.

Keep an eye on my website for updates or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call on mobile 07740 511442.

Barbara

Contact Us

Barbara Ferguson
Accredited Blue Badge Tourist Guide
Northern Ireland Guided Tours
41 Coolmillish Road
Markethill
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

+44 (0) 7740 511 442

Email: info@guidedtoursireland.com

The Professional Association for Blue Badge Tourist Guides Throughout Britain

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