Moira Demesne is located in the picturesque village of Moira. It is a popular landmark, providing a quiet escape from the busy village.
Key facts about Moira Demesne
it is comprised of over 40 acres of parkland and offers areas of amenity grassland which incorporates beautiful walkways and picnic sites for everyone to enjoy the great outdoors
it offers areas dedicated to biodiversity and holds a significant number of veteran trees which include horse chestnut, oak and beech trees. These trees give the demesne its character by virtue of their age and size and also benefit a range of wildlife species
wildlife areas have been developed over the years and provide protection to areas of trees and a range of habitats for wildflowers. Areas of previously mown grass have been allowed to grow and are subjected to a mowing regime to encourage the seeding of a variety of plants
there is a children’s play area and an outdoor gym equipment for adults, making the park attractive to people of all ages
Sir Arthur Rawdon, MP (1662-1695) laid out Moira Demesne with trees and exotic plants from Jamaica, thus making it one of the foremost botanical gardens back in 17th Century Europe. He also built the first hot house in Ireland. Although some of these features are no longer visible in the park today
At Moira Demesne there are:
outdoor gym equipment
children's play park
Education and events
Beautiful Moira Demesne is home to the first ‘Nature Rangers’ centre in the Lisburn Castlereagh area.
This educational outdoor learning service is operated by Northern Ireland Forest School. Their after school programme is currently running Monday to Friday and facilitated by qualified, experienced staff. It utilises the variety of environmental resources within the park whilst also making use of the education room for indoor activities.
Moira Demesne Nature Rangers will collect local schoolchildren participating in the after school club from their school. To find out more please email: firstname.lastname@example.org