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National Trust Ulster Gardens Scheme 2016

The Lowry family are delighted to open the ‘gardens’ at their home, Blessingbourne Estate this Sunday 26th June in support of The Ulster Gardens Scheme, which was established to raise funds to support work in gardens cared for by the National Trust in Northern Ireland. Established by a group of like-minded gardeners who decided to […]

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The Hidden Heritage of Blessingbourne

We recently had Jenny Cathcart visit us on the Estate and take a tour of our historic County Tyrone manor tracing its artistic lineage from the late 19th century to present day. Jenny wrote a very kind and thorough article about her visit with us which you an read in its entirety here. We had […]

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CVRFC 5K Mud Run at Blessingbourne

On Sunday 3rd April we had the pleasure of hosting Clogher Valley Rugby and Football Club’s 5k Mud Run event. The event was a roaring success with hundreds taking part and not one of them went home clean! Just look at all the smiling faces after crawling, jumping, running and climbing through mud, mud and […]

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Unexpected Northern Lights in Fermanagh

It is fantastic that you do not have to travel far to see such a beautiful natural phenomenon! This incredible photo of the Northern Lights was taken by Laura Johnston on the 6th March 2016. Maybe the next time you visit Fermanagh you’ll be lucky enough to catch this incredible sight. Even if you don’t get to see […]

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First Angus Calf Born this year!

This is Black Velvet our first Angus calf born this year! She was a little early but this week she is much stronger and both Black Velvet and Mum are doing well. Be sure to keep an eye out for her the next time you visit on our Working Farm! Our 550 acre Estate is home […]

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10 Places to Dine out in Fivemiletown!

These delicious restaurants and cafes in Fivemiletown all provide high quality food and drinks and they are only 2 minutes away from Blessingbourne! Be sure to check out some of these restaurants and cafes during your next stay with us! The bustling village of Fivemiletown which is dotted with restaurants, pubs, Tea Rooms, boutiques is […]

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Blessingbourne Wildlife

Blessingbourne Estate is home to lots of different types of wildlife including several beautiful Sika Deer, who happily roam the grounds and can be seen hiding in the forest. The sika deer originates from Japan, Taiwan and the adjacent mainland of eastern Asia. It is intermediate in size between roe and red deer, with a white-spotted […]

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Red Squirrel’s at Blessingbourne

Red squirrel’s are the only squirrel native to the UK. Once widespread throughout the island of Ireland our red squirrel population is currently confined to a few strongholds throughout the province. Habitat loss and the invasion of the non-native grey squirrel are the main driving factors behind the decline of the charismatic red squirrel. Red […]

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Vote For Blessingbourne! MTB Friendly Accommodation

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for offering the best MTB-Friendly Accommodation in Northern Ireland by MountainBikeNI Chain Reaction Cycles. Our collection of self-catering apartments include 5 Courtyard apartments & the fairytale 5* Gate Lodge. Blessingbourne is an oasis of outdoor activities for fitness fanatics and Mountain Biking Enthusiasts! With the private Lough Fadda […]

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Shortlisted for Mid-Ulster Business Awards!

Shortlisted for the Mid-Ulster Business Awards 2015! We are delighted to announce that Blessingbourne Estate has been shortlisted for the Mid-Ulster Business Awards 2015 for Excellence in Tourism! Colleen and Nick will represent the Beautiful Estate tonight in the Glenavon House Hotel in Cookstown. Wish us luck! Courtyard Apartments Nestled in the heart of the estate’s […]

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