Treasured Ireland

Wander along a wild and rugged coastline and wallow in rolling landscapes.

The unique sacred heritage of Northern Ireland reaches back over 6000 years. Explore neolithic Celtic sites, ancient churches, simple chapels, glorious cathedrals and more. Discover stories of passion and pride, love and wonder. 

This is the undiscovered corner of the island of Ireland. There is space here and time to enjoy it.

Find and explore with us, enjoy unique bookable experiences, walk in the steps of the ancestors and embrace the giant spirit of Northern Ireland.

Every church has a story to tell.

Northern Ireland on our map

Search our map for beautiful churches and chapels to visit and wonderful stories to discover.


Treasured Ireland


Armagh Cathedral

The origins of the cathedral are related to the construction in 445 of a stone church on the Druim Saileach (Willow Ridge) hill by St Patrick, around which a monastic community developed.


Derry Cathedral

St Columb is the oldest surviving building (1633) in the walled city of Derry, dedicated to Saint Columba, the Irish monk who established a Christian settlement in the area.


St Augustine, Derry

St Augustine's church is known as the 'Wee Church on the Walls' and is thought to be the site of a 6th century monastery.


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