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Drumalis For EHOD 2019

Drumalis in Larne is an impressive example of a Victorian Country House, retaining the grandeur of its original setting with fine interior notably the inlaid woodwork and stained glass.

This elegant house was built by Sir Hugh Smiley in 1872 and added to in stages right up to his death in 1909. In 1893 Lady Smiley decided to re-design many features in the house and engaged the services of famous Glasgow architect and interior designer, George Walton. Walton was a contemporary of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and had his own workshop based decorating company and was a formative influence on the distinctive Glasgow Style. Drumalis is by far the most complete company job surviving from Walton's early period. His work carries a very distinctive and elegant style and the Walton influence can be seen all around the house, most noticeably in the form of stained glass, fireplaces, individually designed door handles, painted and stencilled ceilings.

The Sisters of the Cross and Passion bought Drumalis in 1930 and since then it has functioned as a very busy retreat and conference centre, offering "a place of welcome, an oasis on the journey of life" for thousands of people from Northern Ireland and beyond.

Opening times

Sat: 12:00 - 16:00

Sun: Closed

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  • Free (parking charges may apply)

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  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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Drumalis For EHOD 2019

47 Glenarm Road
County Antrim
BT40 1DT
Phone number
T: (028) 2827 2196

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