Antrim

Pogues Entry Historical Cottage For EHOD 2019

Date
Sep 14 2019 - Sep 15 2019
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Contact details

Address

Church Street, Antrim, County Antrim,
T: (028) 9448 1338
E: pogues@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

Childhood home of Dr. Alexander Irvine, author of "My Lady of the Chimney Corner".

Pogues Entry is the childhood home of Dr. Alexander Irvine, author of ‘My Lady of the Chimney Corner’ and many other books that give a rare insight into life in post Famine Ireland. The cottage itself has been preserved in a style that reflects how many Irish working class families lived in the latter half of the nineteenth century and is very much identifiable with how Irvine depicted the life of his parents, Anna and Jamie, and the other residents of the Entry in the 1880s.

Living history guides and craft tutors will be adding to the activities on the day with storytelling and craft workshops for visitors. Gardeners from the Irish Garden Plant Society should also be on hand to talk about the cottage garden project they are developing in conjunction with Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and introducing visitors to some of the wonderful Irish varieties of plants, flowers, fruit and vegetables now being preserved for future generations in this beautiful little garden.