The Forge

This section of the museum evokes the country way of life of rural Ulster in the 18th and 19th centuries.

This blacksmith’s forge dates from the 1800s – smithing was a vital part of rural life in years gone by.  The blacksmith made tools for the farm and home – such as ploughs and griddles.  Under the hearth is a water trough to cool his tools – and folklore holds that this water can cure warts.