Dan Winters House

Dan Winters House, Loughall, Armagh, Northern Ireland

Dan Winter's House is a 300 year old farm house and out buildings that has been home to the Winter family since 1698.

Find out about the ancestral home, its restoration and significance to Northern Irish and Protestant history.

The family built a new farm house a few yards from the old one, moved to the new house in December 1953, leaving original furniture and artefacts in the old farmhouse.

The Winter family have down the years have entertained visitor's to the house and showing them the Battle Field where on 21st September 1795 a skirmish took place which led to the formation of the Orange Institution, the victors met in Dan Winter's House to discuss the mornings events, the decision to form the Orange Institution was decided and a plan set in place to meet later in Sloans House in Loughgall.

In 1995 it was decided to repair the house and open as a visitor attraction. Re-thatching over the original thatch and bog oak roof timbers, this can be seen through the roof hatch.

Original mud bricks dried over the open fire were used to repair the walls, the floor tiles put down on the original earthen floor, were made by D. Devlin Ulster Works Coalisland around 1888, these tiles are still on the floor.

The original furniture and family clothes are on display as is the old family chair that was used at the very first embryonic meeting of the Orange Institution, also other old artefacts from the Battle of the Diamond.

The farm buildings house old farming machinery and old family cars.

Tours and talks take place throughout the year, bookings for food must be made in advance.

Opening Hours: -

10.30am - 5.30 pm Monday to Saturday
2.00 pm - 5.30 pm Sunday evening visits by request

Entrance to the house is by donation towards upkeep.

Dan Winter's House is located in the heart of the beautiful apple County of Armagh, 3 miles from Loughgall village, 7 miles from the City of Armagh, and 6 miles from Portadown.

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