Tyrone has its annual Cookstown Winter Craft Fair held in November where food and crafts are displayed, some great gifts to be found. Benedict Kiely Literary Weekend Festival is held in September. Benedict Kiely, one of the most distinguished figures in twentieth century Irish literature, was born near Dromore, Co Tyrone. Sperrins Walking Festival held in August offers great walking routes and guides who will provide interpretation on the many features of interest and habitats encountered along the way.
Benburb Valley Park and Castle, Dungannon lies seven miles from Armagh City and eight miles from Dungannon. It is located near the river Blackwater from Milltown to Maydown Bridge. Sitting in 90 acres of woodlands, Benburb Valley Park has five listed buildings on the park site and visit the ruin of Benburb Castle also nearby. Beaghmore Stone Circles, Cookstown is an example of early Bronze Age megalithic stones and Ardboe Cross, Cookstown is a great example of the early Irish High Crosses.
Dungannon Park is 70 acre park centred around a stillwater lake. It offers an excellent range of facilities incorporating a game water fly fishery, tennis courts, caravan and camping, football & cricket pitches, a children’s play area and barbeque site, whilst walkers can enjoy the miles of interesting pathways that define the parkland. Visit also the old Irish family homestead to the grandfather of Woodrow Wilson the 28th President of the United States 1913-21 in Strabane.
Beaghmore Stone Circles, Tyrone
Grant Ancestral Home, Tyrone
Wilson Ancestral Home, Tyrone
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