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NORTHERN IRELAND 
HISTORIC BUILDINGS & MONUMENTS

The information given here is not all encompassing but it is as up to date as possible.

The province has monuments and historic buildings too numerous to mention here. Telephone Historic Monuments on (028) 9054 3034. State care monuments are owned by the D.O.E. Environment Service or are under Deed of Guardianship. There are more than 180 in state care with some 1050 sites scheduled. Just a few ar listed here

An excellent site to visit for more information is the Ulster Architectural Heritage Society.

website UAHS





Annadorn Dolmen Rectangular chamber with three remaining sides and capstone.
Ardtole Church Ruined late medieval church. Probably site of pre-Norman church.
Armagh Friary Ruined church of Franciscan Friary. Largest friary church in Ireland - from around 1263.
Audley's Castle Gatehouse type tower house from 15th. century.
Beaghmore Circles  Complex ceremonial area of Bronze age stone circles and cairns. Mostly under bogland.
Ballynoe Stone Circle Megalithic monument. 100 foot stone circle encloses an ellipse of stones and a prehistoric burial mound. Dated to around 2000 BC.
Carrickfergus Castle Very well preserved Norman castle.
Castle Ward
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18th. century mansion of gothic and classical styles.
Clough Castle Anglo Norman earthwork castle with motte, stone tower and bailey.
Copeland Windmill The only working windmill in Ireland. Built in the late 18th. century and working until the first world war.
Devenish Monastery Remains of monastic buildings and a perfect 12th century round tower on an island site. Nearby White Island has eight archaic stone figures set in the wall of a ruined church.
Down Cathedral
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19th. century gothic cathedral. The traditional burial place of St. Patrick, Bridget & Colmcille.
Down County Museum
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Restored 18th. century County Goal of Down.
Dundrum Castle Late 12th. century Anglo-Norman castle on the site of a pre-Norman stronghold
Dunluce Castle Picturesque ruined castle on rocky foreland. 16th. & 17th. fortifications.
Giant's Ring Neolithic circular embanked enclosure with chamber grave.
Greyabbey Anglo-Norman Cistercian architecture. Daughter-house of Holme Cultram (Cumbria) founded by John De Courcy's wife, Affreca, in 1193.
Hillsborough Fort Artillery fort built by Colonel Arthur Hill in 1650 but remodelled in the 18th century for entertainment.
Inch Abbey Substantial Cistercian Abbey. In ruins, with early English lancet windows, chapter house and refractory.
Loughinisland Churches Three ruined churches in graveyard dating from 13th. to 17th. centuries.
Slidderyford Dolmen A tripod dolmen with capstone
Strangford Castle 16th. century tower-house with roof level drop hole as a door defence.
Struell Wells A group of healing wells and bath-houses. Associated with St. Patrick but only documented from 1306.


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