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Family breaks at Tullymurry House

A major advantage of Tullymurry House is that it is situated only one hour and fifteen minutes from Dublin Airport and only one hour from Belfast making it an ideal location to visit either city without having to endure a long day of driving.

Don’t forget that the amazing Games of Throne Tapestry is on view in the Ulster Museum this summer for fathers who maybe fans of the show.

Tullymurry House can accommodate 8 guests and so it offers an opportunity for the extended family to get together  and dinosaurs tend to be firm favourites with every generation.  There is an extensive dinosaur encounter at W5 in Belfast running from the 6th June to 31st August.

A local gem situated only ten minutes up the road from Tullymurry House and somewhere to enjoy a delicious lunch is the F.E. Mc William Gallery and Studio. Frederick Edward McWilliam was born in 1909 in Banbridge and became an extremely accomplished sculptor who incorporated bronze, stone and wood to sculpt Semi-Abstract and Surrealist work.

F.E. Mc William is quoted on the gallery website below. The quote resonated in terms of our appreciation of Fathers. It reminds us how so much of who we are and who we become is heavily influenced and inspired by the simple sights within day-to-day life that our parents and guardians provide for us.

“I think I was lucky having been born where I was, in a country town. In those days everything was made in the town …  Next door to our house was Carson the Cooper who made barrels, and of course we used to hide in them. They were actually made in the street, because Newry Street where I was born was a very wide street and people used to work in it. Then there was a shop that sold furniture where they made the furniture behind the shop … I loved going in and watching them.”

F.E. McWilliam 1981.

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