Dining Room

Sentry Hill is a 19th century farmhouse in the County Antrim parish of Carnmoney, an area historically settled by Scottish emigrants and with a distinctively Ulster-Scots feel. 

The house itself, known as ‘The History House’ was built in 1835 as a family home for Andrew McKinney – descended from the McKenzies (later McKinneys) and Campbells of Scotland. It replaced an earlier, thatched farmhouse.

The echoes of each generation of the McKinney family have been perfectly preserved.  The contents of the house have survived almost intact, thanks to the industry and collections of William Fee McKinney (born 1832) – and this wonderful home gives us an unparalleled insight into the day to day lives of an authentic Ulster-Scots family.