Catch the Creggan White Hare
Discover the myths & legends of the Creggan Whit Hare and how it escaped from the many hunters who came from near and far to try and track it down, learn about the rugged landscape and the places where the fairies came out after dark, the archaeological sites of the area are well preserved and worth a visit, had the fairies any pert to play. An Creagán brings the local stories and history of the area to life.
Begin you tour at An Creagán with Tea/Coffee and scones in our restaurant, get a tour of An Creagán exhibition and hear the myths & legends of the Creggan Whit Hare, the great escapes from the hunters who came from near. Find out about the fairies and how the locals respected their part in rural life. Have a browse in An Creagán Craft and Gift Shop with a wide range of handcrafted items and gifts to choose from. Take a short bus trip to the newly open museum in Carrickmore on the history of the area, this is a small museum which encompasses aspects of social, economic, political, sporting and geographical history. Return to An Creagán for lunch in the restaurant and take a short stroll on the path to the pond and community garden area. Finish off the day with a shopping trip to the market town of Cookstown.
Making a Living was hard work
Learn how turf was cut and turned into fuel and all about the many uses and how they were traded in the local towns. Find out about the important part the bog plants play in keeping our air and water clean. Visit the local beetling mill and discover how it was powered by the local Ballinderry river and learn about how linen was manufactured. Begin you tour at An Creagán with Tea/Coffee and scones in our restaurant, get a tour of An Creagán exhibition and hear the stories of the bogs and their uses, visit the turf cutting area and learn all about how bog was turned into fuel. Following this take a short stroll on the Biodiversity trial and get the inside story about the important part our plants play in keeping our air and water clean. Have a browse in An Creagán Craft and Gift Shop with a wide range of handcrafted items and gifts to choose from. Relax by the duck path and community garden area before lunch is served in the restaurant. Take a short bus trip to Wellbrook Beetling Mill and learn the history of linen. Beetling was the last stage in the manufacturing of linen – and Wellbrook is the last working beetling mill in Northern Ireland. The Mill has a 16ft water wheel, which is powered by the adjacent Ballinderry River. There are guided and Living History tours at the mill, as well as “hands-on” demonstrations of how linen was produced in the 19th century. There is also a shop on site. Finish off the day with a shopping trip to the market town of Cookstown.