25 Oct Springhill near Moneymore , Northern Ireland
Springhill house !!!!
This is an atmospheric “Ulster Planter” house built by William “Good-Will” Conyngham in 1680 as a wedding gift for his wife , Anne Upton. (the Conyngham spelling probably led to the more widely known Cunningham)
The house can be visited and guided tours take visitors through the extensive library , a gun room , and a day nursery.
There is an extensive and colourful costume collection displayed , rather appropriately , in the old laundry yard.
The house also has its very own ghost. George Lenox Conyngham shot himself in 1816 after spending many months in a “very melancholy state of mind” and his grief stricken wife , Olivia , has haunted the scene ever since. Her ghost is one of the most widely authenticated in Ireland.
If you are in Belfast on a cruise ship it is an option for a tour out of Belfast.
See Springhill on tours of Ireland and enjoy the history and authenticity of this hidden gem.