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 Magic Ink-Pot
The Dagda Mor, The green Harper
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
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 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
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
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

Halloween at Mount Stewart: Myths and Legends

Sat 26 Oct 2019
11:00-15:00
From ancient Kings and Gods of the Sea, to a magical Enchantress, Mount Stewart has many stories to tell this Halloween. Venture down and enjoy our tales and trails.

Circe’s Supper Club: The Ark after Dark

Sat 26 Oct 2019
19:00-23:00
In partnership with "The Late Shift" we invite you to Mount Stewart ‘after dark’ to join Circe for an evening of music and unusual theatricals, where the worlds of reality and myth will become thoroughly confused.

Red Squirrel Walk and Talk

Mon 28 Oct 2019
08:30-10:30
Join us for a guided walk at Mount Stewart and learn all about the work of the Trust to save these endangered animals.

Monthly Birdwatching

Sat 02 Nov 2019
10:30-12:00
Mount Stewart and surrounds is an ornithologist's delight with a wide range of feathered friends calling it home throughout the year.

Music for an Autumn Evening - Priory Singers

Fri 08 Nov 2019
20:00-22:00
Join the Priory Singers for a night of music for an Autumn Evening, en intimate evening of music and song, held in the stunning Central Hall and will include the launch of the choir's new Christmas CD.

Seasonal Craft Workshop

Thu 21 Nov 2019
18:00-21:00
Take the stress out of christmas shopping - combine a relaxing craft experience with  a delicous festive supper , glass of mulled wine and  10% off everything in our gift shop