We have just today secured a new venue for our next rally at Brownlow House arriving from
Thursday 25th July to 27th departing on Sunday 28th July.
Windsor Ave, Lurgan, Craigavon BT67
9BJ follow signs from the centre of Lurgan, this special
rally is not one to miss there is an American war museum in the basement with many interesting displays, it has also close proximity to the town and right beside the second largest park in Ireland.
some of the history of this remarkable building follows.
In 1833, the Rt. Hon. Charles Brownlow commissioned the building of his family home, Brownlow House,
in his grand country estate in Lurgan. The house, known locally as ‘The Castle’, is built from Scottish sandstone and was designed by the famous Edinburgh architect, William Henry
Brownlow House was designed and built as a ‘Calendar House’. Four wings, one for each season of the
year. Seven external doors, one for each day of the week. Twelve external corners, one for each month of the year. Fifty-two chimneys, one for each week of the year; and finally three hundred and
sixty-five rooms, one for each day of the year.
The second Lord Lurgan owned a famous race dog called Master McGrath, who was born and raised in the
grounds of Brownlow House. Master McGrath is the only dog to win the Waterloo Cup three times; to commemorate this event a statue was made of the famous greyhound and today is located in Lurgan town
Brownlow House played its role in the World Wars and particularly in WW2 as it became a base for
American troops. General Dwight D. Eisenhower (who later became President Eisenhower of the USA) visited Brownlow House and from here helped plan the famous D-Day landings – you can find more of this
history in our museum “Brownlow HQ”.
Tragically in 1996 Brownlow House experienced an extensive fire destroying the interior of almost
half the house. However, with expert historian input, great attention to detail and an investment of £5 million, Brownlow House was restored to its former glory and has become the much beloved venue
it is today.
Campers - NI Leisure Show 2019
The 2019 NI Leisure show will be held on 26th
October at the Eikon Exhibition Centre, Balmoral Park Lisburn.
Our website is now up and running.
Camping space can be booked by clicking on “Motorhome/Caravan” on our home page, fill in the form and send it to us. You will
get an email confirming your booking.
We hope you enjoyed last year and look forward to seeing you again this year.
Billy & Selma