An Evening with the Right Honourable Hector McDonnell

This is a truly unique experience, not available anywhere else in Ireland.

Enjoy dinner and an evening of entertainment hosted by the youngest son of the thirteenth Earl and Countess of Antrim, Hector Mc Donnell.

Hector is an oxford educated historian, artist and author whose family have ruled the land around the Causeway Coast from the 15th century. The McDonnell family legacy is still evident on the coast today through their castles from Dunluce to Carrickfergus, battle sights and monuments.

Hector was born in Glenarm, County Antrim in 1947, the youngest son of the thirteenth Earl and Countess of Antrim, he grew up in Glenarm Castle before leaving to study history at Eton and Oxford. He went on to study painting in Munich and Vienna from 1965-1966 and subsequent travelling, greatly enhanced his career as a painter.

Spend an evening in the sociable and congenial company of this fascinating storyteller and historian, learning about the McQuillan and McDonnell history, Dunluce Castle, the great chieftain Sorley Boy MacDonnell. and, not least, Hector’s life encounters!

Whats Included:

  • Evening spent with the son of the Earl and Countess of Antrim
  • Evening Dinner
  • History overview of the Coast from the McDonnell perspective
  • Tour of Glenarm castle and Hectors art collection
  • Stories of the coast


  • 3 hours+

Suitable For:

  • Independent travellers, Bespoke groups


This experience can be tailored to meet the size and time requirements of your group


Glenarm Castle, Hectors home or Ballygally castle hotel


Dependant on group size – please get in touch!

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