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A Day Out In Moira

A day out in the beautiful picturesque Village of Moira is something to cherish. Have a read of our blog and get inspired with some ideas of what to see and do in this pretty Village. From relaxing walks to coffee and shopping with friends, there's something for everyone!

Moira Demesne

Moira Demesne

Moira Demesne is located in the picturesque village of Moira. It is situated off the Main Street and is a popular landmark, providing a quiet escape from the busy village. 

The Park is comprised of over 40 acres of parkland and offers areas of amenity grassland which incorporates beautiful walkways and picnic sites for everyone to enjoy the great outdoors.

 

There are also areas dedicated to biodiversity and the park holds a significant number of old trees which include horse chestnut, oak and beech trees. These trees give the demesne its character by virtue of their age and size and also benefit a range of wildlife species.

The ‘Wildlife areas’ have been developed over the years and provide protection to areas of trees and a range of habitats for wildflowers and a variety of plants.

There is a state of the art children’s play area and, alongside this, an outdoor gym equipment for adults, making the park attractive to people of all ages.

Sir Arthur Rawdon, MP (1662-1695) laid out Moira Demesne with trees and exotic plants from Jamaica, thus making it one of the foremost botanical gardens back in 17th Century Europe. He also built the first hot house in Ireland.

Shopping in the Village

Shopping in the Village

Moira is such a diverse village. There is most certainly something for everyone and you won't be disappointed if you go out for a days shopping.

Head to Jacksons were you can enjoy quality fashion and footwear. Not only can you spot the latest fashion trends; those who enjoy cooking can indulge in the cookware section and, for the DIY enthusiasts, there is an equally great hardware sectiowith top brands you will all recognise. For those who are health conscious; there is a fantastic health department in store too. So there really is something for everyone!

 

Lily Rose Boutique is a very exciting fashion boutique for women's wear from size 6-16. An independent retailer situated in Moira, with a wide variety of beautiful clothing to suit all occasions. From wedding wear to smart casual, you're sure to find something to suit.

Country Blossoms & Home Interiors is a unique little gem stocking a host of locally crafted cushions & accessories, lighting & gifts, soft furnishings, beautiful artwork, furniture and much much more.

The Willow is a unique cards, gifts and stationary shop in Moira. It's a stockist of many well known giftware ranges throughout the UK and Ireland - some of which include Gisela Graham, GUND, Helen Fitzpatrick, Paperblanks and Willowtree. Please drop into The Willow to see a full range of products. 

Lunch or Afternoon Tea

Lunch or Afternoon Tea

The Fat Gherkin is a quirky independently owned eatery and deli who pride themselves on attention to detail at every level with as much thought having been given to the surroundings as the locally sourced and freshly cooked food on offer. As a Member of The Guild of Fine Food their shelves also offer an opportunity to take home some of the finest products available from Northern Ireland and further afield, which are perfect for that unique gift for family and friends. With a relaxed atmosphere and friendly helpful staff will guarantee you will return time and time again.

The Fine Coffee Company is a relatively new coffee shop addition to Moira Village, serving the finest artisan coffees, brunch and cakes for afternoon treats. The Fine Coffee Company is a modern and very tastefully decorated cafe to which you can relax in with a coffee and a book, enjoy a delicious fresh brunch or have a healthy smoothie if you prefer. 

 

The Quirky Bird specialises in delicious home cooked food, home made scones and tray bakes and a wide variety of teas and coffee. For breakfast you can have a full fry or warming porridge and fresh fruit. The lunch menu includes gourmet sandwiches, wraps and panini’s, homemade soup, healthy salads and hot food specials. There is a vast array of homemade traybakes and deserts, which are also available for outside catering. All food and drinks are available to take–away; perfect for those in a hurry!

Accommodation

Accommodation

Moira Guest House is in the centre of the historic village, this extensively restored and modernised Georgian guest house offers a choice of ten superbly appointed en-suite rooms finished to the highest standards. Ideally situated on Main Street, this Townhouse is surrounded by a number of superb restaurants, boutiques, village shops and amenities. Whether visiting Moira on business, vacation or simply wanting to experience a Gourmet Weekend Breakfast, the professional and friendly staff offer a hotel standard service for all of their guests.

Berwick Hall Cottage  is adjacent to the 17th century Berwick Hall, Berwick Hall Cottage offers self-catering accommodation with free WiFi and onsite parking. Moira is just 6 minutes’ walk away. Surrounded by gardens and woodland, the apartment includes a double en-suite bedroom and a twin bedroom along with a bathroom. There is a comfortable living area and a kitchen. Dating back to the 1600s, the thatched A-listed Berwick Hall is the oldest inhabited house in the area. The local area is ideal for walking and cycling.

Ballycanal Self Catering Cottages are 4 star luxurious self catering cottages, excellently located at MI junction 9 Moira roundabout. Within easy driving distance to both airports, Belfast and Lisburn. In addition the cottages are only a few minutes walk from Moira Railway Station and 15 minutes walk from the Georgian village. Horse livery and paddock available. The unique canal side location is a great location for peaceful walks, angling, ornithology and cycling.

 

Evening Dining

Evening Dining

Wine & Brine dining is an incredible sensory experience. This is a place to enjoy an intimate dinner, family get-together or business meeting within a bright, open-kitchen restaurant or in one of three elegantly comfortable private dining rooms. 
From the kitchen to the cocktail glass, try the entree-enriching purees and syrups, infused with flavour-layering, freshly grown botanicals and new ones every weekend. Inviting you to his new gastronomic hub, Michelin-star trained Chris gifts skills honed from 20 years of training with acclaimed chefs like Richard Corrigan, Pierre Koffmann and Gary Rhodes.

The Still House of Moira is a family owned Distillery & Pub in the beautiful village of Moira. With the award winning RubyBlue range of Potato Vodkas, Gins and Liqueurs produced on site by Stuart and Barbara Hughes, there is a real love for local produce! There is a fantastic Gastro Pub for delicious seasonal food or book for our Tours, Spirit School and Cocktail Masterclasses. A delicious menu for everyone to enjoy and a very friendly, welcoming atmosphere.

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