Calling all bookworms

Visitors reading books in the second-hand bookshop at The Argory, County Armagh.
Visitors reading books in the second-hand bookshop at The Argory, County Armagh.

Visit The Argory on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 March to stock up on all your spring and summer reads at the Book Fair.

The courtyard will once again be filled with a vast array of second-hand books to suit all tastes and interests.

The National Trust property near Moy opened its second-hand bookshop 7 years ago and has been greatly welcomed by all visitors. Local visitor, Vicky Lennox from Cookstown commented: “I always come to The Argory to stock up on books for my family – there are romance novels for me, sports and history books for my husband and a huge range of fun and educational books for the children. I can even pick up some gifts for other family members! And of course, a visit to The Argory makes for a great day out for the family.”

Whilst on the property, why not take a tour of the unique Irish gentry house or enjoy home baked cakes, scones and teas in the Courtyard Coffee Shop. On Sunday chill out in the Courtyard with a tasty burger from our BBQ point.

Treat yourself to something nice in the shop, packed with an extensive range of products and gifts. Enjoy live music on Sunday from the Dee Buskateers and the little ones can enjoy some storytelling throughout the weekend.

Just 10 minutes away, Ardress House will also be open to visitors. Take a gentle walk along ‘The Ladies Mile’, say hello to the farmyard animals and feed the chickens. Take a tour of Ardress House to discover the history behind this charming 17th century farmhouse.

The Argory Spring Book Fair will take place on Saturday 19 March and Sunday 20 March from 12-5pm. Gift Aid Admission: Adult £5.50 Child £2.50 and Family £13.50. National Trust members free. For further information on National Trust events visit