Ulster Scots Centre
Poised gracefully amid the fertile lands of the Lagan Valley in East Donegal, near the banks of the River Foyle, approximately 8kms from the historical city of Derry / Londonderry is Monreagh Ulster Scots - Scots Irish Heritage & Education Centre. In the tranquil settings of a beautiful restored 19th century manse, visitors are taken on a journey through the mists of time, exploring the rich heritage of the Laggan district in West Ulster.
Following the Flight of the Earls in 1607, King James I granted lands in Ulster to people from Scotland and England. Scottish settlers came mostly from South West of Scotland, Lanarkshire, Ayrshire, the Lothians and the Borders. The English settlers came from Lancashire, Chesire, East Anglia and Devon.
The Centre contains a wealth of information on Ulster Scots - Scots Irish traditions and events. It gives voice to the fascinating story of generations past that still have significant relevance today. There is a rich cultural history on which to draw from pre-christian times, 17th century Ulster Plantation and migration to the New World in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Monreagh Ulster Scots Centre
Tel: +353 7491 40708