Calling all Bookworms!

Visitors reading books in the second-hand bookshop at The Argory, County Armagh.
Visitors reading books in the second-hand bookshop at The Argory, County Armagh.

Visit The Argory on Saturday 18 and Sunday, March 19 to stock up on those all-important page turners to see you through the summer months.

The Courtyard will once again be filled with a vast array of second-hand books to suit all tastes and interests.

The National Trust property near Moy opened its second-hand bookshop over 7 years ago and has since been managed single-handedly by a team of local volunteers.

Throughout the weekend, visitors can also hear more about the MacGeough Bonds on a tour of this unique Irish gentry house. Sit back and enjoy home baked cakes, scones and teas in the Courtyard Coffee Shop or buy something nice in the shop, packed full with an extensive range of products for the home and garden.

Enjoy live music on Sunday, March 19 from Ryan McGarrity and the little ones can enjoy some book themed arts and crafts in the Education Barn.

Just 10 minutes from The Argory, Ardress House will also be open to visitors. Take a gentle walk along ‘The Ladies Mile’, say hello to the farmyard animals and feed the chickens. Take a tour of Ardress House to discover the history behind the charming 17th century farmhouse.

The Argory Book Fair will take place on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 March from 12-5pm. Gift Aid Admission: Adult £6.00, Child £2.50, Family £14.50. National Trust Members Free.

For further information on National Trust events visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/the-argory