Local crafts at Castle Coole

National Trust jam

The Tallow House gift shop stocks a range of items perfect for gifts including homewares, gardening items, books and National Trust preserves. The gift shop is open both weekdays and weekends during the Summer for all to enjoy.

The Tallow House gift-shop also stocks a number of items from local Northern Irish crafters and makers including:

Bold Bunny Irish made greeting cards

Bold Bunny have a range of quirky cards for all occasions. With Ali’s background in graphic design, quality print and precision are at the core of their work. Bold bunny cards are printed on a premium uncoated paper, made from 100% ECF pulps making the cards environmentally friendly with an organic feel.

Gifts and cards too! Cards by Bold Bunny
A selections of cards from Bold Bunny

Rachel Julca Design

Rachel's ceramic items include pictures, buttons, magnets and brooches, textiles and paper craft. Rachel has worked as a graphic designer, card, jewellery and felt maker, and she brings these varied elements into each bespoke picture. Rachel has created a series of special pieces for us using found elements from Castle Coole estate, as well as a Castle Coole brooch!

Browse a range of specially made jewllery and artwork from Rachel Julca
Brooches made by Rachel Julca Design

We also stock a range of National Trust items, including our new homeware collections, a range of seasonal jams, preserves and chutneys, books, childrens toys and cards. Visit soon to pick up some of our range.

The oval saloon is lavishly decorated

The history of Castle Coole

Castle Coole is one of the greatest neo-classical country houses in Ireland. Built to impress by the first Earl of Belmore 1789- 97, it still has the ability to leave people in awe.

A family helps plant snowdrops at Castle Coole

Volunteering at Castle Coole

We have a wide variety of opportunities which you can get involved in. There’s something to suit everyone, whatever your interests.

A selection of classic novels in our second-hand bookshop

Second hand bookshop at Castle Coole

Come and visit the Stables Bookshop, located in the Grand Yard. It's filled with a large range of secondhand books and run by a team of dedicated volunteers.