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Ballyscullion Park

61 Ballyscullion Road, Bellaghy, County Londonderry, BT45 8NA
A couple walking through gardens of Ballyscullion park with the Georgian House in the background.

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Ballyscullion Park is a private house, home of Richard and Rosalind Mulholland and their family, and is only available for visits by prior arrangement to its beautiful historic gardens and grounds.

We can serve morning coffee, lunch, tea or dinner as required. Food is prepared in-house, using the best local ingredients. Richard Mulholland gives a fascinating talk about the history of Ballyscullion Park and the Mulholland family, followed by a house and garden tour.

History

​​​​​​Ballyscullion Park is the home of Richard and Rosalind Mulholland and their four children. The estate was bought by Richard’s grandparents, Sir Harry and Lady Mulholland in 1938, and the house was restored to its present state.

Ballyscullion  Park  is situated on the shores of Lough Beg, through which the River Bann flows. It is a Ramsa site, and Site of Special Scientific Interest owing to the richness and diversity of flora and birdlife. At the southern end of the strand, surrounded by the Lough  on one side and wetlands on the other, is the ancient historic monument, Church Island.

The church of St Taide was reputedly founded by Saint Patrick, and a hollowed stone bears the imprint of his knee as he knelt to bless the site.  Now a ruin, Church Island is still a place of pilgrimage on the first Sunday in September. A rag tree bears testimony to the faith of many generations in the healing powers this enchanting and enchanted haven.

Seamus Heaney, the late much-lamented poet, grew up nearby and his father grazed his cattle on the strand.  Lough Beg has provided inspiration for many of his poems.

Contact Ballyscullion Park for more information. 

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Attraction Facilities

  • Guided Tours Available

Establishment Features

  • Accommodation on site
  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Conference facilities
  • Prior Booking Required

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* Private residence - only available for visits and tours by prior arrangement.

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Ballyscullion Park is located just one mile from the village of Bellaghy. 

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