William Fee McKinney collected a remarkable library of books, including manuscripts by the Ulster-Scots “Weaver Poets” (also known as the Rhyming Weavers).

These poets flourished in Ulster in the 18th and 19th centuries and many of them were based in this part of County Antrim. The Rhyming Weavers used the Ulster-Scots language to write about everyday topics, shining an ordinary man’s light on contemporary events.

The contents of this historic Ulster-Scots house have survived almost intact thanks to the industry and collections of William Fee McKinney – and this wonderful home gives us an unparalleled insight into the day to day lives of an authentic Ulster-Scots family.