The Bronte Homeland D Patrick Bronte, father of the famous literary sisters Charlotte, Anne and Emily, was born in Banbridge District in 1777. The Bronte Interpretative Centre is located at Drumballyroney Church and Schoolhouse. This is where Patrick taught as a young man, and where he later returned to preach after being ordained.
Here visitors can learn more about the life and work of this fascinating man and his family. The centre also marks the start of the Brontė Homeland Drive, a 10 mile scenic drive which takes in a peaceful picnic site at Knockiveagh, Alice McClory's Cottage (his mother's home) and Patrick's birthplace and memorial.