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Discover how the story of Gaelic Ireland was shaped – and changed forever
Dr Colm Donnelly, Director of the Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork,
Queen’s University Belfast
The name Dungannon comes from the Irish Dún Geannain – the Fort of Geannan. Geannan was a powerful Druid, a figure of great influence and power in ancient Celtic culture.
The O’Neill was the leader of perhaps the greatest of the Irish clans, whose origins date back as far as the 10th century and whose lineage includes two High Kings of Ireland.
Stand on top of the Hill of The O’Neill and you are standing on one of the most important sites in Ireland.
This fine, listed Victorian building, a former bank, stands in the heart Dungannon. But it also stands at the threshold of one of the most ancient sites in Ulster – The Hill of The O’Neill.
The centrepiece of your visit to the Hill Of The O’Neill is the permanent exhibition in Ranfurly House.
Before you actually visit Hill of The O’Neill, you can have a virtual tour – exploring both the building and the amazing Viewing Tower all in 3D!