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Pogue's Entry

Pogue's Entry

This historic corner of 18th century Antrim contains the childhood home of Alexander Irvine, who became a missionary in New York's Bowery and eventually pastor of the Church of the Ascension on Fifth Avenue. His book 'My Lady of The Chimney Corner' recalls his boyhood years in Pogue’s Entry and describes the lives of Irish country folk during the postfamine days.

The cottage is preserved in its original state as a tribute to Dr Irvine and a memorial park is located at the junction of Castle Way and Church Street, Antrim. The buzz of cottage industry has made a welcome return to Pogue’s Entry.

Seasonal opening from May -September, Thursday and Friday 2pm-5pm, Saturday 10am-1pm and 2-5pm. Closed 12 July.

Visits/Tours outside these months can be arranged by appointment only



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