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

Floral Design Workshop: Hello Ho, Ho, Ho. Festive Door Wreaths

Thu 30 Nov 2017
18:30-20:30
Come and embrace the scent, colour and fun of creating your own masterpiece

A Very Merry Mount Stewart Christmas

Fri 01 Dec 2017
14:30-17:30
We are delighted to announce the return or our annual Christmas experience. Come and visit Mr and Mrs Claus in the wonderful setting of Mount Stewart House before setting off on the Christmas Trail around the lake. *Sold Out*

Baby's First Christmas.

Fri 08 Dec 2017
12:30-12:30
A special afternoon tea for Mums and Dads to bring baby to see Santa for the first time.

Floral Design Workshop: Tasteful for your table.

Tue 12 Dec 2017
18:30-20:30
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