The Irish Thatch Tour will transport you by coach to Arthur Cottage in Cullybackey where your appetite will be well and truly whetted with a baking demo and tour of the cottage. The ancestral home of Chester Alan Arthur, 21st President of the United States of America, has been carefully restored and provides visitors with a unique insight into how the family lived at the cottage in the late 18th century.
You’ll be able to sample the freshly made soda bread at the cottage, awarded four stars by Tourism Northern Ireland, before stepping back on the coach for the short journey to Coyle’s Cottage in nearby Co Tyrone.
Coyle’s Cottage, situated on the Western shore of Lough Neagh, is a traditional fisherman’s cottage estimated to be more than 200 years old. An example of the type of home the fishermen occupied in the 1700 and 1800s while raising their family and spending endless hours on the lough, fishing for pollan, trout and the world-renowned Lough Neagh Eel.
As lunchtime approaches, you will be transported to Rosehill House for a tour and bite to eat in this unique property on the outskirts of Stewartstown.
The next stop will quench your thirst at Crosskeys Inn – the oldest thatched pub in Ireland. Steeped in history and famous for its traditional music sessions, Crosskeys Inn is a must see traditional Irish pub where you might want to sample a pint of the black stuff before your return journey to Belfast.
This tour is available for group bookings only