Accommodation, Food and Things to Do

Loughinsholin Cluster brings a group of like-minded businesses together, where quality & reliability matters. We celebrate our traditions & the Giant Spirit of our local people with a genuine passion which has been passed down through the generations. Visitors delight in our authentic experiences and welcoming accommodation.

There is one thing you can guarantee on a visit to Loughinsholin – the welcome of the people. The visitors’ experience is always special because of them. Visitors will always hear a yarn, as there’s always a story to be told.

Walsh's Hotel, Maghera
Walsh’s Hotel & Accommodation is a family run property ideally located in Mid-Ulster 15 mins from Bellaghy. We offer a wide variety of beautiful rooms from hotel rooms, apartments, Lodges and Homes. Special offers for Ballyscullion Park Book Festival weekend for 1 night, 2 night and 3 night hotel stays.
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Afternoon Tea Box
Bronagh's Bakehouse NI is a homely, countryside cookery school outside the village of Bellaghy, using local, seasonal ingredients and family recipes. Order your special afternoon tea boxes for Ballyscullion Book Festival to enjoy in the Gardens from 12.45pm-3pm on Saturday and Sunday.
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Seamus Heaney HomePlace
To coincide with the Ballyscullion Park Inaugural Book Festival, Seamus Heaney HomePlace is delighted to extend its Exhibition opening hours. The award winning Exhibition will remain open until 6.45pm on Saturday 11th May, with the last admission at 5.40pm.
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Glenavon House Hotel
Set in nine acres of mature grounds, the Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown, Co Tyrone, offers first class comfort with its central location within Mid Ulster making it an ideal base as it is a one hour drive to anywhere in Northern Ireland We would like to offer a discounted 2 night break for Ballyscullion Book Festival weekend. The rate is £120.00 per person sharing for 2 nights B&B with use of the hotels leisure facilities. To avail of the discounted rate, please enter promotional code ‘BOOK24’
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Ardtara Country House Hotel, Upperlands
https://www.ardtara.com/ Ardtara Country House near Maghera, 15 mins from Bellaghy. Luxurious from inception, the Victorian property was built by one of Northern Ireland’s wealthy linen barons and is in a picturesque setting amid woodlands and lakes. Chef patron Ian Orr oversees Ardtara Country House’s multi-award-winning restaurant, creating amazing dishes with ingredients that are fresh, seasonal and locally sourced – including from its own gardens.
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Friels Bar and Restaurant, Swatragh
A 5th generation, family run, award winning, Irish Bar and Restaurant nestled in the heart of the South Derry countryside in the picturesque village of Swatragh, 20 mins from Bellaghy. The bar has been in the family name for over one hundred years. Friels is a pub with an original wooden ceiling, ornate bar counter and a roaring fire. Walls are lined with historic photographs and Guinness memorabilia- it won’t be long till you’re craving a pint of the black stuff. Live music at weekends.
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The Taphouse Bar and Restaurant, Bellaghy
From Wood-Fired Pizza to À La Carte Delights and Timeless Classics, The Taphouse Welcomes All Palates with an Abundance of Flavourful Options! Every dish is crafted using the freshest farm-to-table ingredients. Exquisite Selection of Handcrafted Cocktails, Fine Whiskeys, Artisanal Gins, Craft Beers, and Timeless Traditional Drinks. Live music every weekend.
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River Bann Tours, Sunset Tour
Let us take you on a gentle cruise along the picturesque Lower River Bann and through Lough Beg, past Ballyscullion Park and Church Island. Hop aboard, relax, and enjoy the calm and stunning views as the sun sets on the surrounding countryside and river, and let our crew take care of everything else. Whether you are a keen photographer, or you just want to enjoy the natural world during these quieter moments, join us and enjoy the sun setting in a stunning location, with a glass of prosecco and some chocolate dipped fruit.
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