Stephenstown Pond is a unique nature park with lakeside walkways, woodlands, and a wide array of wildlife. The facility provides an ideal family day out where you can have fun in the newly enlarged playground, enjoy a picnic or feed the ducks and other wildlife. The children can learn about flora, fauna and wildlife from the educational interpretative boards as they walk round the nature park.
Agnes Burns Story
The Agnes Burns Cottage is situated adjacent to Stephenstown Pond Amenity Park. This cottage was once the home of Agnes Burns and her husband William Galt. Agnes was the sister of Scotland’s National Poet, Robert Burns – famous for writing such lyrics as Auld Lang Syne and My Love is Like a Red Red Rose. Agnes with her husband William, who designed and built Stephenstown Pond for the local landlord, Matthew Fortescue, lived in this cottage until Agnes died in 1834 (William died in 1847). Both are buried in Dundalk in St Nicholas’s Cemetery burial grounds.
- Conference Centre | Community Enterprise Space | Meeting Rooms
- Arrangements made for group tours and school educational trips
- Pond fishing permits available from reception.
- Large secure car park available on site (admission fee per car)
- New large Children's Playground
May – September: 08:30 — 20:30
October – April: 09:00 — 17:00