Mid Isle Cottage

The cottage is situated on an inlet on Mid Island in Strangford Lough, near Greyabbey.

The beautifully situated Keeper’s Cottage was home to generations of the McAvoy family, who were tenants of the Montgomery family. In an area rich in Ulster-Scots tradition, where the language was once spoken widely, few have done more to preserve it than Willie McAvoy, one of the best known Ulster-Scots figures. One of three sons of the last shore keeper on the Montgomery Estate, Willie has produced a series of audio cassettes detailing his memories of family life at Mid Isle in Strangford Lough. They are available from the Ulster-Scots Language Society.


At low tide only. Please be aware of tidal times. Visit www.northdowntourism.com or call 028 9127 0069 for more information.

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