Pogue’s Entry will be open for European Heritage Day on the 9th September 2023 with guides on hand to explain the history of the site.
Pogues Entry is the childhood home of Dr. Alexander Irvine, author of ‘My Lady of the Chimney Corner’ amongst other books that give a valuable insight into how many Irish Working Class families lived in the latter half of the nineteenth century.
The cottage has been preserved in the style it was in when Irvine and his family lived here in the late 1800s, and in recent years the Irish Garden Plant Society has added a beautiful cottage garden around the cottage full of Irish varieties of plants, fruit and vegetables.
Living history and craft displays will help bring the site alive. Volunteers from the IGPS will also be available to explain the planting and the role the garden plays as a safe haven for heritage plants.