Milford House Museum

 

Milford House

A GRADE B1 LISTED BUILDING IN DANGER

Milford House was once the talk of 19th century Ireland the wonder of its age and Milford linen was known throughout the world. Today  the factory is gone, Milford House derelict and is one of the top twelve listed buildings at risk in Northern Ireland, but this doesnt mean it has been forgotten about. Now thanks to the dedicated work of the  Milford Buildings Preservation Trust...

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"Mass kidnappings, inventions that revolutionized the worlds of business and sport, letters to and from Stalin, if theres a building in Ireland with a more fascinating history than Milford House, just outside Armagh I'd be surprised"
Gordon Adair, BBC Newsline
 

JOHN O'CONNOR WRITING SCHOOL

 


 

"The world of John O'Connor is a world of freshly snebbed turnip, the new sawn plank, the sod shining under the plough. His extraordinary gift is to render the life of Mill Row in Armagh as deftly and definitively  as Steinbeck renders Cannery Row or Bob Dylan Desolate Row".

Paul Muldoon 2016

The John O'Connor Writing School and Literary Arts Festival returns in November 2016 with a packed and exciting programme. Many classes are being held at Milford House Collection.

A PDF version of the programme can be downloaded at www.thejohnoconnorwritingschool.com 

Tickets can be booked at www.armagh.co.uk/johnoconnor

Classes are taught by experienced writers/ journalists and enhanced by informative talks with industry specialists:

Fiction: Martina Devlin/ Robert McCrum

Song writing: Gareth Dunlop/ Jim Lockhart

Screenwriting: Deirdre Cartmill/ Barry Devlin

Stagewriting: Jo Eagan / Paul McAneaney and Conall Morrison

Poetry: Lemn Sissy/ John and Kate Newmann

Festival highlights include

      • 'Belina and the softening of the stones' reading of the play by Armagh writer and actor Karl O'Neill - with Maggie Cronin and Brenda Winter Palmer
      • 'Both sides' play written by Jane Coyle
      • Lumen in Coelhi - Evening of prose poetry and music on the theme of Light in the Dark honouring astronomer Eric Linsey and featruning the inspirational poet Lemn Sissay
      • 'Lets Talk Samuel Beckett and Patrick Magee' Conor Carville presents a talk about the personal / professional relationship between Samuel Beckett and Patrick Magee
      • Robert McCrum in conversation with Adrian Moynes
      • Jo Baker in conversation with Glenn Patterson
      • John O'Connor Celebration evening
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A LiteraryLyrical Lunchtime- with Anthony Toner, Frank Ormsby, and a host of other writers and musicians including writer Patricia Craig and Poet Deirdre Cartmill. 

No. 3 Victoria Street Armagh - Milford House Collection

 

About no. 3 Victoria Street

Built in 1850 this handsome townhouse is located in Victoria Street in the prestigious Armagh City, where William McCrum of Milford House spent his last days in poverty in a boarding house. A tour of this elegant house reveals the fascinating world of Milford House. The elegant interiors evoke the family tastes, artworks and personal possessions from Milford House and their extraordinary achievements. While the possessions of girls who attended Manor House School at Milford House reveal wonderful tales including mass kidnappings  and even a famous actress!

Browse our second hand bookshop and enjoy a relaxing day out for all  the family

 

Milford House Timeline