Pogue's Entry Historical Cottage

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Pogue's Entry Historical Cottage

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437ruth
Antrim, UK3 contributions
Well worth a visit
Aug 2018 • Couples
This is such a great place to visit if you are visiting Antrim. Check opening times on line before you go tho as it is only open on certain days of the week. A quaint little street where you can go back in time and see how people used to live. Highly recommended.
Written August 6, 2018
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Sniper2007
Belfast, UK123 contributions
Very Quaint, Free Entry
Sep 2017
Very Quaint, Free Entry.

Run by the local Council, very quaint old historic cottage set in the hart of Antrim Town Centre.

A handy way to spend 15 - 30 minuets.

Lots of places to eat nearby and free parking 5 minutes walk away at the Castle Centre.
Written March 3, 2018
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JaygirlF
Northern Ireland214 contributions
Surprising Historical Visit
Jun 2017 • Couples
I didn't realise what this was and happened to walk in to it unsuspecting one days whilst browsing the shops in town.

It's so cute and a little visit back into the olde worlde where you can see items that I would associate with my Granny's childhood.

Would be a great venue for schools visits or just remembering the past. A lovely surprise.
Written July 19, 2017
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SabrinaMSamM
Nottingham, UK9 contributions
Beautiful part of Antrim's history
Mar 2016 • Couples
I have wonderful memories of Pogues Entry as a child. This is a small house that brings the visitor back to the 19th century, to life for the simple irish family. Worth a visit!Though I am not sure how often it is open anymore.
Written August 30, 2016
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stephen a
Newtownards, UK1,343 contributions
Disappointed
Aug 2016 • Couples
Called up to Pogues Entry as it had a lot of history about the area but it was closed. Accorrding the sign it is only opened on certain days and times. How is tourists suppose to know. Antrim has a lot of history with battles and such like and you would think thst the council would promote these sites a lot better
Written August 10, 2016
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Paul C
Belfast, UK10 contributions
Great spot
Jul 2016 • Couples
This is a great spot on Antrim. The author of my grandad's favourite book lived in the cottages. It's amazing it can still be visited
Written July 28, 2016
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NIlass
Belfast60 contributions
If you're in the area and have 10 mins
Jun 2015 • Solo
It's a house with only a couple of small rooms from the end of the 19th thereabouts but if you're in Antrim you might like to spare 10 mins to step back in time. It's just off the road in the centre of town and you might be lucky and find a guide who can bring it to life. Think super-mini version of ulster folk park!
Written October 23, 2015
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Patsy T
Antrim, UK31 contributions
But when is it open?
Jun 2015 • Solo
The buildings themselves are interesting and well kept. On the rare occasions I have seen it open, I have not seen any employee to greet visitors or explain anything.
My big complaint is that there is no way for a tourist to find out when Pogue's Entry is open. When it is closed, which is most of the time, there is no permanent sign visible from the street to tell tourists when they can come back, who to phone, nothing. When it is open, lo and behold, there's a sandwich board outside giving the days and hours of opening - what's the use of that?
It is no use saying, "phone the council", because (1) tourists don't know they're the ones to phone, (2) if they did, where would they find the phone number, and (3) what if it's after office hours and council staff are not there to answer the phone?
Alexander Irvine was famous in the USA, and I am sure there are American visitors who would like to see his childhood home, as well as his grave down the street - is there information in Pogue's Entry about this? I don't know, as I haven't seen anything.
So much more could be made of this site.
Written June 30, 2015
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AndyMarshall2013
Belfast, UK12 contributions
Step through the gate to a bygone time
May 2015 • Couples
We called in on Saturday before lunch. What a little gem, a charming little enclave just off the street with a peaceful garden and a collection of period buildings and a friendly guide to present the cottages, he was able to bring the visit to life with information about the original occupants.
There was a craft activity going on too and all free... well done Antrim Borough Council.
We rounded off our visit with a lunch at the court house and a walk along the river
Written June 3, 2015
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BelfastFoodTravelMan
Belfast, UK5,961 contributions
Great piece of Irish history
This is often an overlooked heirloom. It depicts how life Wasim olden days,well restored and fascinating for me and my daughter.
Written March 13, 2015
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