Sentry Hill is a nineteenth-century farmhouse in the Parish of Carnmoney, County Antrim. The house and its contents provide a rare insight into life in rural Ulster during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Sentry Hill was the home of the McKinney family, who came to Ireland from Scotland in the early 1700s. Remarkably, the contents of the house have survived almost intact. This is largely due to William Fee McKinney who was born in 1832 and lived at Sentry Hill for most of his life. William built up a remarkable collection of diaries, family letters and an extensive library of books and pamphlets. Along with souvenirs from family travels abroad, William collected natural history specimens and items of local historical interest.
40 Ballycraigy Road, Newtownabbey, County Antrim BT36 4SX Northern Ireland
028 9083 2363http://www.newtownabbey.gov.uk/sentryhill
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