• Activities,  Book

    Requests

    We are now taking bookings for this summer and July is almost full. June and August are largely free at the moment. And there is a slot available for the North West 200 week. You can contact us by email at ormonde47.morrison@gmail.com or by texting or phoning +44 78 1488 0060. Please include your name, the number in your party, any children, and what dates you would prefer. Campbell or Oonagh will get back to you as quickly as we can.

  • Activities,  Scenic,  Walking

    Downhill Forest Walk

    Downhill Forest is a small mixed woodland of 83 hectares just inland from the North Coast of Northern Ireland, near Castlerock. The Forest was originally part of the estate of Frederick Harvey, the 4th Earl of Bristol and Bishop of Derry, which included Downhill Castle, now maintained by The National Trust. A walk through Downhill Forest will allow you to view one of Northern Irelands fattest Sitka spruce (in 1962 the girth was approximately 6m), an Early Christian Promontory Fort and an old water powered sawmill with its lade running round the small lake in the middle of this woodland.

  • Activities,  Scenic,  Walking

    WalkNI Coast & Glens

    The Causeway Coast and Glens area is justifiably famous for the Giant’s Causeway, wonderful coastlines and a unique natural beauty. The area includes three designated areas of outstanding natural beauty. Benbane Head on the Causeway Coast Way was voted ‘Most Epic View’ in the inaugural WalkNI awards. The area has nine glens including Glenariff the ‘Queen of the Glens’, lush forest parks, secluded coastal tracks and numerous quaint fishing villages. Walking routes exploring this world famous landscape are linear with good transport and accommodation options. The Glens of Antrim in particular will appeal to hillwalkers and offer some stunning views towards Scotland, the Isle of Man and England.

  • Activities,  Historic,  Tourist

    Old Bushmills Distillery

    In the small village of Bushmills, settled on the banks of the river you’ll find the oldest working distillery in Ireland. Old Bushmill’s Distillery. A place where family and friends have worked for generations, in a small Northern Irish village that for over 400 years has kept to the philosophy that hand crafting small batches is the way to produce beautifully smooth tasting Irish whiskey.

  • Activities,  Amusements,  If Wet,  Play

    Barry’s Amusements

    Approx. 17 miles and 30 minutes by car from “Willow”. Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18) Barrys Amusements, Portrush, offers out of doors but largely under cover fun with options ranged across the board, so you should find something to amuse everyone, whatever their age! There are 6 rides aimed at younger children including a miniature caterpillar train, wet roller coaster and towering helter skelter slide. There are also mini dodgems, an express train through a land of make believe, and Monte Carlo, which has a good variety of brightly coloured rides to enjoy. Another 8 rides are available for older kids (which means…

  • Historic,  Tourist,  Walking

    Ulster American Folk Park

    The Ulster American Folk Park is 63 miles from “Willow” and takes approx. 1hour 45 minutes by car, it is well worth a day trip. Immerse yourself in the story of the brave emigrants who made the journey across the Atlantic to America hundreds of years ago. Wander through the thatched cottages and log cabins and meet costumed characters who will show you traditional crafts, tell you a few stories and maybe even share a bit of their good food. Board a full-scale emigrant ship to experience the conditions faced by many as they set sail for a new life in America. With 30 buildings and exhibits to explore, masses…

  • Historic,  Tourist

    Doagh Famine Village

    Approx. 30 miles by ferry & 45 minutes by car from “Willow” . A MUSEUM LIKE NO OTHER Doagh Famine Village tells the story of Irish life from the Great Famine of the 1840s through until the present day. Our tour guides will take you on a journey showing how families and communities have lived on the edge generation after generation, adapting and surviving as the environment and society around the local area changed over the years. A combination of informative story telling and life size exhibits provides an informative, thought-provoking and at time humorous look at Irish life. Attractions include original thatched Irish cottages (inhabited as recently as the…

  • Historic,  Tourist,  Walking

    Malin Head

    Approx. 40 miles and 1hour 30 minutes by car & ferry from “Willow” Malin Head, in County Donegal, is renowned for its rugged coastal landscape and attractive beaches. The area is steeped in history and folklore. Malin Head is an area for all tastes, including walking, fishing, swimming, photography, studying rock formations or rare flora and it is close to Inishowen’s splendid golf courses. Discover some of the largest sand dunes in Europe at the famous Five Finger Strand from Knockamany Bens. At low tide, see if you can spot the wreck of the Twilight, which sank in 1889 on its voyage to Derry. The circuit of the head will…

  • Activities,  Historic,  Tourist

    Dunree Fort

    Approx 32 miles & 1hour 15 minutes by car & ferry from “Willow”. Fort Dunree is situated 7 miles outside Buncrana on the Inishowen Peninsula, housing a Military Museum, Wildlife Discovery Room and Coffee Shop. Dunree, Dun Fhraoigh in Irish means, “Fort of the Heather” and indicates that this site has been an important defensive site down through history. Today however, its stunning natural beauty and abundant wildlife are drawing increasing numbers of visitors to one of Inishowen’s most beautiful and peaceful locations.. Fort Dunree was first opened to the public in 1986 and has attracted tourists from all over the world ever since. It has one of the best…

  • Historic,  Scenic,  Tourist,  Walking

    Grianan of Ailigh

    The Stone Fort of Grianán of Aileach sits on a hilltop in Inishowen County Donegal. 250m above sea level, the stone fort was probably first built on an earthen rath. The view from Aileach is breathtaking. The glistening waters of Lough Foyle and Lough Swilly are clear, as is the form of the entire peninsula. A windy and exposed place, Grianán has been a silent witness to the history of Ireland. The origins of the Grianán of Aileach fort are dated back to 1700 BC. It is linked to the Tuatha de Danann who invaded Ireland before the Celts and built stone forts on top of strategic hills. They worshipped…

  • Historic,  Tourist

    Tower Museum

    The Tower Museum is located at Union Hall Place, within the historic walls of the city of Derry, and tells the fascinating story of the city from its monastic beginnings to present day. ‘The Story of Derry’ permanent exhibition uses a wide range of artefacts, displays and interactives to narrate the story of this city, through the Plantation of Londonderry, the Siege of Derry, and its growth through the 18th and 19th century. It also covers the dramatic events of the early 20th century, including Partition, which it aims to present in a balanced way that includes all aspects of this issue. You can also find out about the impact…

  • Historic,  Tourist

    St Columbs Cathedral Derry

    St Columbs Cathedral is almost 400 years old so it has a rich history, which you can discover in the small museum, or history room inside. It’s wonderfully atmospheric and much more interesting to children than people often expect! This is a stunning building that will absolutely amaze young imaginations, and it is free to visit! There is an exhibition of copies of the Book of Kells, plus a number of other historical artefacts, including a lovely collection of silver Communion plate, plus information about a variety of famous people, such as the hymn writer Cecil Frances Alexander, and the philosopher George Berkeley. The cathedral also has some fantastic stained…

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