Is Northern Ireland on your itinerary? Today's guest, Jamese McCloy, is going to give you a dozen reasons to venture off the tourist trail and explore the heart of Mid Ulster in Northern Ireland.
Exploring Mid Ulster in Northern Ireland
Meet My Guest: Jamese McCloy
Jamese McCloy is a fourth-generation shepherd who wants to show people sheep farming and particularly his highly trained team of working sheepdogs. He invites visitors to his farm set deep on the beautiful, little-known landscape of the Sperrin Mountains.
At Glenshane County Farm you can expect a bucolic Irish farm experience. Watch the sheepdogs at work, try your hand at shearing, cuddle a baby lamb, and even stay a while at the 5-stay Glenshane Country House.
Learn more Glenshane Country Farm
Highlights of Mid Ulster in Northern Ireland
Embrace the ‘old Ireland' you've imagined!
The Sperrin Mountains are relatively untouched; they are a beautiful, spiritual place
Slemish Mountain, where St. Patrick is believed to have been a shepherd
Seamus Heaney Homeplace – Seamus Heaney won the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature
Bronagh's Bakehouse – Irish baking experience and dining
Lough Neagh Stories – tour with a fisherman
Embrace Tours – ancient places
The Ponderosa – the highest pub in Ireland
Crosskeys Inn – Ireland's Oldest Thatched Pub
Friel's Bar – historic pub; home to a famine pot
Easy day trips to the Causeway Coast, Belfast, and Derry!
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3 Places to Add to Your Northern Ireland Itinerary
Embrace Tours – Irish mythology and ancient places
Dalriada Kingdom Tours – unique, private, and personal experiences
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