Accepted as the meeting place following the battle of the Diamond, where the decision to form the Orange Order was made.
Find out about the ancestral home, its restoration and significance to Northern Irish and Protestant history.
This early 18th century listed vernacular farmhouse was re-thatched and restored in 2000 with a large proportion of the original fabric having been conserved.
The cottage has been maintained by the Winter family down the years, and on display are relics from the Battle of the Diamond and old farming and dairy artefacts. The original timber, used to build the cottage, has just been dated to reveal this is probably one of the last houses to use Irish Oak as a building timber.
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The Winter ancestral home in the farmyard was made famous by the Orangemen as their birthplace.
Events leading up to the Battle of the Diamond 1795
Beginnings of the Orange Order Institution 1795
Restoration of Dan Winter's House
Winter Family History
Proceeds towards restoration of the old scullery