Pogue's Entry contains the childhood home of Alexander Irvine, who became a missionary in New York's Bowery and eventually pastor of the Church of the Ascension on Fifth Avenue. His book 'My Lady of The Chimney Corner' recalls his boyhood years in Pogue’s Entry and describes the lives of Irish country folk during the postfamine days.
The cottage is preserved in its original state as a tribute to Dr Irvine and a memorial park is located at the junction of Castle Way and Church Street, Antrim.
Over the past couple of years, the Irish Garden Plant Society has undertaken a project to transform the garden at Pogues Entry by creating a new cottage fruit and vegetable garden and reinvigorating the lawn borders with Irish varieties of plants and shrubs. Through the hard work of a small, dedicated, team of IGPS volunteers, the garden has now become a little oasis of peace, tranquillity, scent and colour in the heart of Antrim town.
Opening Times (June - September only)
Thursday and Friday afternoons, 2pm – 5pm
Saturdays, 10am – 5pm (closed 1pm – 2pm for lunch)
Visits/Tours outside these
months can be arranged by