Programme of Events
TOUR TO ARMAGH & EAST TYRONE
This year’s IHAI Spring Tour explores a wide variety of 19th and 20th century industrial heritage sites in the Armagh and East Tyrone district including corn and textile mills, bridges, canals, railways and steam engines. Our event base is Armagh City and transport will be provided to and from Portadown Train Station for those coming from Dublin or Belfast by rail.
Saturday 20 May
0915: Coach pick-up from Portadown Train Station. (0735 train from Dublin/ 0800 train from Belfast).
1000: Coach pick-up from Charlemont Arms Hotel, Armagh.
1015: Coach pick-up from Armagh City Hotel.
Caledon – Dredge Bridge, Caledon Mill engine, Clogher Valley Railway.
Orr’s Mill, Milltown, Benburb.
Optional walk through Benburb Gorge along Ulster Canal.
1745-1815: Coach drop-offs at Armagh hotels.
Sunday 21 May
0900: Coach pick-up from Armagh City Hotel.
0915: Coach pick-up from Charlemont Arms Hotel, Armagh.
Charlemont – Ulster Canal lock, lock-keeper’s house and dry dock.
Drumglass – Brickworks and Colliery (sites).
Ducart’s Canal – Newmills dry hurry and aqueduct.
Coalisland – Weaving factory and engines, clay pit, canal basin and Ulster Fireclay Works.
1530-1545: Coach drop-offs at Armagh hotels.
1615: Drop-off at Portadown Train Station (1636 train to Dublin; 1733 to Belfast).
Please note that this programme may be subject to minor revisions. You will be advised before-hand of any significant changes.
Lunches (soup and sandwiches) on both days are included in the tour fee but not breakfasts or evening meals.
If there is sufficient interest, a communal meal will be organised in Armagh on Saturday evening. Please advise on the registration form of any special dietary requirements and also if interested in the meal on Saturday evening.
There is a range of accommodation in Armagh to suit all budgets. There are two hotels:
Armagh City Hotel, 2 Friary Road, Armagh, BT60 4FR. Tel +44 (0)28 3751 8888. Web
Charlemont Arms Hotel, 57-63 English Street, Armagh, BT61 7LB. Tel +44 (0)28 3752 2028. Web
B&B info can be obtained from the Armagh Visitor Information Centre, 40 Upper English Street, Armagh BT61 7BA. Tel +44 (0)28 3752 1800. Web
Please be aware that the coach pick-up/ drop-off points will be at the above two hotels only. Your b&b should therefore be within convenient walking distance if you don’t wish to use your car or a taxi. Car parking fees generally apply throughout the town for day-long stays. It is essential that you specify your pick-up point on the registration form.
What to bring
Waterproofs and walking shoes are advisable, and a camera (with flash) is recommended for indoor exhibits. The area is covered by OSNI Discovery Series 1:50,000 map sheet 19.
The cost of the tour is: IHAI members – €65/£55; Non-members – €75/£65. This includes entrance charges, coach hire, gratuities, two lunches, and tour notes. There are two payment options:
Cheque made out to ‘Industrial Heritage Association of Ireland CLG’ or BACS/ SEPA on-line to Account 72915218; Sort Code 90-10-95; BIC BOFIIE2D; IBAN IE03 BOFI 9010 9572 9152 18. If paying online, please reference your payment with ‘Tour17’ followed by your name, eg Tour17 W Dargan (16 characters max).
Please complete the registration form below and post it to Dr Ron Cox, Dept Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering, Museum Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2. Alternatively, email it to him at
IHAI Spring Tour 2017 Registration Form
Tel: Landline _______________ Mobile _______________ Email: ________________________
Please reserve places for: ___ IHAI members @ €65/£55; ___ non-members @ €75/£65 each
Total payable: _______ Method of payment (please circle one): Cheque BACS/SEPA
I wish to be picked up from (please tick one):
Portadown Train Station ___ City Hotel, Armagh ___ Charlemont Arms Hotel, Armagh ___
Special dietary requirements? ______________________________________________________
I am interested in a communal meal on Saturday evening (please circle one): Yes No