Laurel Bank

Laurel Bank was a farm, a tiny bar and a blacksmith forge that the McAleese family rented from the London-based Worshipful Company of Ironmongers who were granted the property during the Plantation of Ulster in 1607.

The McAleeses have been in this area for a long time, but the first official record we have is a rent receipt from James McAleese dated 1817.