Derrymore House

Located in Bessbrook, Derrymore House is National Trust owned. The house is set in over 100 acres of beautiful parkland and woodland. The house is an elegant 18th Century thatched cottage, which was built as a country retreat by Sir Issac Corry.

The land was the patrimony of the O'Hanlons, whose property stretched from Armagh to Dundalk, in the mid-50th Century. It was later much reduced, and was eventually forfeited in the reign of James 11607. Derrymore passed from the Bagnals to the Needhams, Earls of Kilmorney and ultimately to the Corry family.