Ancestral Home Birthplace of Orangeism

This early 18th century listed vernacular farmhouse was re-thatched and restored in 2000 with a large proportion of the original fabric having been conserved. The cottage has been maintained by the Winter family down the years, and on display are relics from the Battle of the Diamond and old farming and dairy artefacts. The original timber, used to build the cottage, has just been dated to reveal this is probably one of the last houses to use Irish Oak as a building timber.


The Cottage
The Cottage
Find out about the ancestral home, its restoration and significance to Northern Irish and Protestant history.
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History & Heritage
History & Heritage
Find out more about the Battle of the Diamond in 1795 and the forming of the Orange Order.
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Tours & Visits
Tours & Visits
There are daily tours and visits to the farmhouse - get directions and visiting times. We'd love to see you!
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