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Tea Room

Our Tea room is situated in the Mournes Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with stunning views over the landscape. inside the gallery inside the gallery

We offer a selection of home made soups, bread and cakes click for details


We are in the process of restoring the gardens around Turnip House, and converting the land into native woodland, vegetable and fruit gardens.
Visitors are welcome to stroll around and watch the developments. out over the flowers flowers and mountains

Felt Workshops

We run one day courses in the magical art of felt making. Whether you want to start learning, or advance your skills, you will have a fun, fulfilling, creative day that you'll remember, and some lovely artefacts to take away with you.

felt workshopsa stunning creation by a workshop participant

to book or for more details click here

Visit us

We are open 7 days a week in July and August 11am to 5pm.

From September we are open every Saturday and Sunday, or by appointment.

We are only 1 hour from Belfast or 2 from Dublin, situated in the heart of the Mournes AONB.

Elaine & John McCombe
64 Dromara Road, Ballyward, Castlewellan, Co. Down, BT31 9UF.
t: 028 4065 0848

GPS Coordinates:
+54 18' 26.18", -6 1' 41.92"


We make hand crafted knitwear and felt products.
the turnip house: our workshopthe turnip house: our workshop

Visitors are welcome to see the making process, buy from our range of goods in stock, or commission a special piece.

Tullaree Sweater

Celtic Sweaters from 45.00

Turnip House GalleryThe Gallery, with Slievenaboley as a back drop

Please get in touch to let us know your requirements.

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click for detailed map and directions

click for detailed map and directions


From September we are open every Saturday & Sunday 11am to 5pm - or other days by appointment.

Felted Delights Exhibition


Elaine is busy in her new felting studio making exciting pieces for her exhibition in November. Very exciting!

Do come along to the show in Newcastle Library.

The opening night is
Tuesday 4th November 6pm - 8pm.

Please check out our Blog to see what we're up to at the moment.