Pogue's Entry Historical Cottage
Seasonal Opening Hours: June - September. Visits/Tours outside these months can be arranged by appointment only.
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 post-famine 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. The buzz of cottage industry has made a welcome return to Pogue's Entry. Visit the resident ceramicist and watch him at work at his own on-site kiln, the only one of its kind in Ireland or perhaps take part in one of his ceramics workshops.