Newforge House

Magheralin, BT670QL, Co. Armagh
Tel: +44 28 926 11255 Fax: +44 28 926 12823 Email: Website: WWW.NEWFORGEHOUSE.COM

Cradled in mature gardens and green fields in the village of Magheralin this 5 star Georgian Country House, built in 1785, has been in the family for six generations. Extensive, yet sensitive, restoration works were undertaken over two-years before John and Louise Mathers opened the family home to guests in 2005. Newforge boasts light and airy reception rooms and six individually designed bedrooms. Period features and antiques blend seamlessly with contemporary comforts- fireplaces, shutters and cornicing, for example, have been lovingly restored, whilst elegant modern bathrooms and excellent beds have been added to ensure guests enjoy a most relaxing stay. A wide selection of books and DVD's are available for those rainy days.

First class food is an important feature of the welcome to guests. Particular care is taken to sourcing local seasonal produce and meals are prepared to order by John, a trained chef.

Newforge is centrally located in Northern Ireland and well positioned as a base for touring County Armagh and County Down. The M1 is just two miles away and both Belfast airports and the ferry terminal are no more than a 30 minutes drive. Golf, fishing, water and motor sports are all available nearby.


3-Course Dinner from £45, 8.00pm, Tuesday - Saturday. Available with 24 hour's notice.

Light meal options available on Sunday and Monday evenings.


John & Louise Mathers.


From Belfast:

  • M1 West, exit 9, Moira follow 5km.
  • In Magheralin left at Byrne's pub
  • Left after speed limit sign.

From Newry:

  • A1 north towards Belfast.
  • Follow c. 30km, exit Dromore onto B2 (Lurgan Road).
  • Continue 8km, take right onto Newforge Road B9.
  • Continue 1km: 200m on right after bridge.

Special Offers

Ulster's "Best" Gourmet Getaway

Hideaway in the country with this gourmet overnight break. Relax with an Armagh Appletini cocktail & sweet treats, meander through the gardens or simply put up your feet before enjoying a seasonal 3-course dinner and homemade nightcap.  After a sound night's sleep our award winning breakfast will set you up for the day.

Available Tuesday-Thursday

  • Overnight stay in one of our bespoke ensuite bedrooms
  • Armagh Appletini cocktail & sweet treats
  • 3-Course Seasonal Dinner followed by tea or coffee
  • Homemade "Nippy Sweetie" nightcap

from £220
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Dusk ‘til Dawn

Escape for a night away in Ireland’s Blue Book’s “Dinkiest” Country House! Take a stroll in our gardens, watch the chickens in the orchard, read a book by the fire or simply get busy doing nothing!

Available Tuesday-Friday

  • Overnight stay in one of our bespoke ensuite bedrooms
  • Best ‘Ulster Fry’ cooked to order
  • Tea/coffee & homemade bakes on arrival
  • 3-Course Dinner

from £210
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Weekend Break

2 nights Bed & Breakfast and our 3-Course dinner for two on Friday or Saturday based on two sharing

from £335
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Mid Week Break

2 nights Bed & Breakfast with our 3-Course Dinner for two on both evenings
Available: Tuesday-Friday

from £395
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Ireland's Blue Book is a collection of Irish Country House Hotels, Historic Manor Houses, Castles and Restaurants located throughout the island of Ireland. Below is a full list of our houses and restaurants and the map above shows each of their locations.

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