Derrymore House and Estate: Developing it for the community

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Thursday, March 19th, 2015
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The Friends of Derrymore, National Trust, with Newry and Mourne District Council invite you to an event to consider how the asset of Derrymore House & Estate can be developed and enhanced for the recreational benefit and enjoyment of the local community.

A photograph of Derrymore House taken by Lautentia McVerry, which was a finalist in the Ring of Gullion Photography Competition

Derrymore House, which dates back to circa 1776-1787, is described as a gentleman’s residence, surrounded by a demesne of 110 acres, which includes a walled garden and a modified Early Christian period Ring Fort which was later adopted as a garden feature. This asset, which lies within the Ring of Gullion Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, has been described as a “green lung in the heart of Bessbrook”. Mayor of Newry and Mourne District Council, Cllr Daire Hughes highlighted the significance of this event for shaping the future of Derrymore Demense. “I encourage all local residents, schools, businesses and groups to attend this open consultation event on Wednesday 25th March at 7.30pm in Bessbrook Community Centre. “A short talk and presentation on the history of the house and grounds will be provided, followed by a facilitated discussion on proposals for future developments and activities which can make better use of the Derrymore Estate for the local community.” For further information contact:
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  1. martin mckeown

    Maybe Daire could do a reenactment of the signing of the act of Union! Fabulous building and grounds. We need to protect our historical buildings, even if it is a reminder of our downtrodden past. Maybe get a road named after our wee lord mayor in a few years;after all he does have a very grandiose chancellors look about him, when he dons the bling. ( cross between a cherub and Darby oGill) Keep up the good work Daire,might get you elected next time.

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