The Magic Ink-Pot

Lady Londonderry notes in the foreword to the book that she wrote most of the stories as letters to her daughter while she was away in Spain, and was honoured to have returned home and found them typewritten and enjoyed so much that she added others with the addition of Celtic legends woven into the narrative. The wonderful illustrations were contributed by the famous illustrator and watercolour artist Edmund Brock, and by the Lady Londonderry’s daughter Margaret.

'These are stories about a Magic Ink-Pot, who was a great friend of two children who lived in Ulster at a place called Mount Stewart on Strangford Loch, In County Down. Quite a real place, which is marked on your geography maps. Their names were Mary and Robin Stewart. She was Seven and He was Six. It was just at the time when they began to do lessons, that the ink-pot visited them'

- extract from The Magic Ink-Pot.

The Magic Ink-Pot
The Magic Ink-Pot
The Dagda Mor, The green Harper
The Dagda Mor, The green Harper
The Rabbits allowed the children to play with them
The Rabbits allowed the children to play with them
They went up to the Dragon's body
They went up to the Dragon's body
They rose in the air and sailed over to Scrabo
They rose in the air and sailed over to Scrabo
She towered to the heavens, and her mantle swept the ground like a purple mist
She towered to the heavens, and her mantle swept the ground like a purple mist
" A strange sight may have been seen on All Hallows Eve had anyone been there."
- The Magic Ink-Pot by Lady Edith, Marchioness Londonderry

Upcoming events

Muck in at Mount Stewart

Sat 22 Jul 2017
10:00-14:00
A Muck In day is all about family members of all ages having great fun together while working alongside members of our team to genuinely help the National Trust care for the land around Mount Stewart. Bring a picnic and get stuck in.

A stroll in a Summer Garden

Sat 22 Jul 2017
11:00-13:00
The gardens at Mount Stewart were recently described as one of the Top 10 Gardens in the World. Enjoy a tour of the gardens with our gardening experts. Booking Essential : Please contact Reception 028 42 788387

Wildlife Trackers

Wed 26 Jul 2017
13:30-15:30
Through games and interactive activities, learn tracking skills and how to look for wildlife around the grounds of Mount Stewart.You may even spot some red squirrels.Booking Essential : Please contact Reception 028 42 788387

Tastings at the Temple : Let the evening beGIN

Sat 29 Jul 2017
19:00-22:00
Savour the delights of the Temple of the Winds whilst sampling some Fabulous locally produced gin by The Echlinville Distillery.

Jazz in the Gardens

Sun 30 Jul 2017
14:00-16:30
Bring your picnic and settle down on the lawn with your family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of jazz in the beautiful gardens at Mount Stewart.

Car Bazaar

Sat 05 Aug 2017
09:00-12:00
Come along and sell your unwanted items or browse around the many stalls and pick up a few treasures.