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Killyleagh Heritage Trail - Explore Killyleagh

Killyleagh, County Down, BT30 9QF
Killyleagh local children with postcards


This trail features historical figures, including Sir Hans Sloane, who was born in Killyleagh in 1660 and whose collection of artefacts became the foundation of both the British Museum and Natural History Museum in London, as well as eminent Egyptologist Edward Hincks who was rector of St John's parish church in the town during the 1800s. Famous Northern Ireland international footballers who hail from Killyleagh and Shrigley are also highlighted on the trail.

Also included is information about Killyleagh Castle, the importance of the mills in Killlyleagh and Shrigley, the harbour and the natural heritage around Strangford Lough.

To access the trail a QR code on postcards and signs can be scanned using a smartphone or tablet and it can be enjoyed as a walking route or in the comfort of your home.
Postcards are available from council visitor centres, Killyleagh library and other outlets in Killyleagh. Visitor signs with the QR code can be found at key locations in the town.

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