O'Neill clan to be celebrated by renovation of Tullaghoge Fort

A UKĀ£4 million renovation project will help Tullaghoge Fort, near Cookstown in Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland, to be developed into a major tourist attraction. The fort was the crowning place of the kings of Ulster, the O'Neills, until the 17th century.

"We will be seeking assurance from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Cookstown council and other bodies involved that the out-look, design, signage and text truly reflects the culture, heritage, traditions and language of the native clans of the time. We want local people and tourists alike to come away with a truly cultural experience," said Dan O'Neill, current chief guardian of the O'Neill clan. The project is scheduled for completion in 2016, the 400th anniversary of Hugh O'Neill's death.