North of Loughgall lies Ardress House. A real hidden gem for any tours of Ireland.
Ardress House started life as a modest 17th Century farmhouse.
But when George Ensor married Sarah Clarke of Ardress in 1760 he decided to enlarge the farmhouse by adding an extra wing and a wall with dummy windows to the other side.
The drawing room was designed by Michael Stapleton , a celebrated stuccodore or plaster worker from Dublin , and features four beautiful plaques representing the seasons.
So Ardress House is a 17th Century Plantation House with a 19th Century extension , and what is regarded to be one of the finest classical drawing rooms in Ireland.
There is also an exhibition in the farmyard of historical machinery.
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It is also accessible if your cruise ship is in Belfast and on our extended Belfast tours.