Dan Winter’s Cottage, built in 1623, Is situated close to Loughgall Village on the corner of the Diamond crossroads on Derryloughan Road. It is a long thatched cottage and at 95 feet is believed to be the longest in Ireland.
The cottage, was the focal point of a battle which took place on 21st September 1795. The battle, now known as the battle of the Diamond, was the result of ongoing tensions between Catholic and Protestant factions in the area at that time.
Dan winter lived in the cottage at the time of the battle where he carried out his business of a Pub/Grocer.
As well as the living and spirit Grocers, the cottage also has a weaver’s quarters which contains the original weaving loom in full working order.
This cottage is a traditional Irish cottage with all the relics associated with life in the 17th century. Colin Winter, a direct descendant of Dan Winter who was reared in the cottage with his other 9 siblings will take you back in time when he relays the true history of this famous cottage. He will be able to tell you exactly what happened here and with the turf fire burning and the smell of soda bread on the griddle you will be taken back a couple of centuries and will experience life as it was all those years ago.