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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


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.

felt products A wide range of felt products

Celtic Sweater Celtic Sweaters from 55.00

Turnip House GalleryThe Gallery, with Slievenaboley as a back drop

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September Skies

We are now open every Saturday and Sunday, but closed, except by appointment, during the week.

There's still plenty to appreciate though.

The Gallery Extension

The renovation is coming along, here's what the extended Gallery looks like, and a view of Turnip House in context with the magnificent Mournes.

the gallery and the Mournes

The Gallery and the Mournes, thanks to Cyril Boyd for the photo

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

Visit us

September to June, we are open every Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 5pm, or by appointment.

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

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"

For detailed map and directions,
click here