Ranfurly House Arts and Visitor Centre is the perfect starting point for an exploration of the Dungannon and Tyrone area. It is located in the former Belfast Bank, a beautiful mid Victorian centrepiece at the heart of Dungannon town. It also sits beneath one of Irelands and Europe's most important heritage sites - HILL OF THE O'NEILL a site used by rulers, noblemen and armies as a stronghold to dominate the area, a place from which they could influence all of Ulster. At least two castles are thought to have been built on the site, as well as a grand manor house and a fortified town. It was from here the famous O'Neill dynasty utilized a stunning 360-degree view of the province of Ulster to rule Gaelic Ireland for over 300 years.
The Ranfurly House Arts and Visitor centre has a multi-media exhibition narrating the Hill's importance in Irish and European history, it links to the O'Neill's and the subsequent Flight of the Earls and Plantation of Ulster.
This state of the art building is also a fully functioning Arts and Tourism centre with:
- 94-seat Square Box performance space
- Arts studio
- Gift shop and coffee house
- Conference facilities available to hire overlooking Hill of The O'Neill Heritage Park
- Free Wi-Fi
- An Education Programme is on offer for schools and community groups
Visitors can enjoy guided tours on request at no charge and learn about tales of intrigue and exile, fascinating journeys and battle stories. For groups of 15 or more tours must be pre-booked.
Full access for disabled users/free shop mobility service available for Ranfurly House Centre and Dungannon Town.
Saturday 9.00am-5.00pm Sunday 1.00pm-5.00pm