Heritage

Blackwater Heritage Trail gives you an opportunity to explore the hidden gems along the border Counties of Tyrone, Armagh and Monaghan. The series of Village Trails lets you experience life as it once was and learn more about the many hidden treasures of the Blackwater Valley. Here the Blackwater and Cor Rivers provide a unifying theme within this beautiful part of Ireland with its rolling drumlin hills, parkland landscape, historic estates, romantic gate lodges and estate walls.

This region has a rich industrial heritage with bridges, embankments, former and other buildings associated with the Great Northern Railway, the Clogher Valley Railways and the Ulster Canal. The Blackwater Valley is steeped in ecclesiastical history with many important sites including several High Crosses and ancient graveyards. Each village has its own distinct character however they also compliment each other.

Settlers have come and gone but old family names such as Trainor, McMahon and McKenna are still important today. Comparatively unspoilt this romantic landscape remains a best kept secret with deep connections to the past and much more to offer the visitor.

Heritage Sites