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The Livingston Centre

Church Hill Road, Killinchy, County Down, BT23 6PP
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The Livingston Centre at Killinchy Parish Church is a local heritage centre. It tells the transatlantic story of the Livingston family. Reverend John Livingston was the first Protestant rector of Killinchy in 1630. He was behind the building of the Eagle Wing, the first recorded attempted sailing between Ulster and America.  The Livingston family became one of the most influential families in American history and includes Presidents, a First Lady, Congressmen, Senators, Governors, businessmen, entrepreneurs and military heroes. The Centre also covers other periods of history including the Celtic period, the Viking invasion, the Norman Conquest, the Ulster Plantation, 1798 Rebellion, 1859 Revival and the Ulster Covenant 1912. There is a social space with coffee and tea facilities. Open by arrangement. 

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  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Toilets for disabled visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Guided Tours Available


  • Serve lunch
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

Children & Infants

  • Children's Parties

Establishment Features

  • Cater for Corporate events
  • Cater for individuals
  • Cater for school groups
  • Event venue
  • Lessons/courses available
  • Lift/Elevator
  • Toilets
  • Visitor information
  • Wi-fi available

Parking & Transport

  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

Provider Preferences

  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
  • In countryside
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

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Adult£5.00 activity

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