Set along the banks of the River Lagan, Donaghcloney’s history is deep-rooted in the linen industry, and the village has retained the same tight-knit community that once centred around the thrumming mill, drawing people to work from near and far.
And still today, many young families and professional couples are choosing to call Donaghcloney their home, attracted by the unique village atmosphere, the slow pace of life, and the beautiful rural setting of this quaint townland, not to mention its prime location for commuting, being within easy reach of both the M1 and A1.
The village also benefits from a range of local amenities including a family-run butchers, post office, grocery store, doctor’s surgery and primary school, as well as a very active and well-respected cricket club founded in the late 1800s. The River Lagan is also a favourite fishing spot for local anglers, whilst water sports’ enthusiasts can enjoy kayaking down the meandering stretch of water between Donaghcloney and Dromore.
Once the largest linen weaving factory in Ireland, Liddell’s Mill represents a true cultural relic in this small patch of Northern Irish countryside. Established in 1866, the mill supplied its much sought-after linen far and wide including a prestigious contract with RMS Titanic. Not only has it shaped the very fabric of this village, the iconic red-brick chimney serves as a reminder of days gone by, resulting in a close-knit community fostered over generations of shared experience.
Named after the cricket club’s playing field adjoining the factory buildings of Liddell’s Mill, Nicholson Green is an exciting new development steeped in history. Breathing new life into buildings that many people hold so dear, these new homes will see the mill grounds restored to their former glory.
Alterity Investments (formerly Deramore) was founded 40 years ago and has established itself as one of Northern Ireland’s leading property companies with interests ranging from housing, shopping centres, offices and high street retail across the entire UK.
In our client portfolio you will find companies such as Debenhams, New Look, Lloyds Bank, Waterstones, HSBC, Post Office, Starbucks, Deichmann, Cotswold, PKF Accountants and Chain Reaction Cycles, to name but a few.
In 2008 the Chief Executive established the Adsum Foundation which specialises, via its partner organisations, in improving education, welfare, health and prosperity for the people of Madagascar. Alterity fully funds the overheads of Adsum and provides matched funding for any other donations from individuals or firms from its surplus income generated from the business.
The perfect family homes in a beautiful village setting.