Northern Ireland Trip

Start date: June 8, 2019
End date: June 9, 2019
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Ireland
A Folly Fellowship Event

The Folly Fellowship is planning its first-ever trip to Northern Ireland, a land replete with fine follies. The trip, conducted by minibus, will focus on County Down where we will visit a quaint sea-side resort, four magnificent estates, a lonely tower cared for by the Irish Landmark Trust, a curious mock fort, and some restored mausolea. The highlights include:

Day one:

The Moorish Tower, Castlewellan

Tollymore including Lord Limerick’s Follies, Barbican Gate, Bryansford Gate, Horn Bridge, Ivy Bridge

Bathing House and Eye of Ardglass gazebo, Ardglass

Knockbreda Cemetery Mausolea with tour led by Primrose Wilson,Chair of the Follies Trust,followed by buffet supper in her Belfast flat

Day two:

Helen’s Tower, Clandeboye Estate

Temple of the Winds and Tir na’n Nog mausoleum, Mount Stewart

Temple and Eyecatcher, Castle Ward

All spaces on the minibus have now been taken. If you would still like to attend, please contact the organiser Jonathan Holt at to discuss the alternative – CAR SHARING, which means either driving or being driven in car, either your own or hired, and following the minibus on the tour. This option is available to only TWELVE people and costs £30 for members or £35 for non-members.