April has arrived and it is a big month here in Killyleagh, the birthplace of Sir Hans Sloane. As one of our most illustrious sons, his birth date of April 16th 1660 will be celebrated with style. We strive to commemorate his life and achievements in the very village where he was born and lived until he was nineteen years of age. Sir Hans was a noted physician, scientist and botanist of his day. The British Museum was founded on his collection.
During April we hold two events which will be both enjoyable and enlightening to attend. They are our Hans Sloane Lecture and our Musical Evening. Check for further details in Latest News to the right!
And remember, our Chocolate and Fine Food Festival returns for a weekend full of chocolate, excitement and fun in September 2014!