Moneymore, Londonderry, Ireland

Springhill House

Springhill House

Springhill is a 17th-century plantation house built about 1680 and was originally surrounded by a defensive bawn. The house today contains a vitally important and almost complete collection of one family's occupation for three hundred years. It is now under the care of the National Trust.


The house is reputedly haunted by the ghost of Olivia Lenox-Conyngham. She was the second wife of George Lenox-Conyngham. He committed suicide in 1816, leaving her to care for their children. The sounds of knocking have also been reported.

20 Springhill Road,


County Londonderry,

BT45 7NQ.


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For further information, please read Haunted Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones and Ghosts: Mysterious Tales from the National Trust by Sian Evans.


Visitor Information

Moneymore (from Irish: Muine Mór, meaning "large thicket or large hill") is a village in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Moneymore lies in a glen and is about 35 miles from the sea to the north.

Pictured is Springhill House courtesy of Kenneth Allen. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.