The Sollus Centre
A thriving cultural hub in the rural community
Built in 2008, The Sollus Centre is the first purpose-built Ulster Scots cultural centre in Northern Ireland. The centre provides vital space and support for local rural community organisations and over 300 people from the community use the centre on a weekly basis for a variety of activities. The Sollus Centre was built on the site of 2 old traditional corrugated tin halls, one being Bready Orange Hall and the other a Badminton Hall. Due to the large number of activities and people using the buildings and the amount of maintenance and repair required, it was agreed by the community that a larger and up to date venue would be more adequate.
Organisations that use the centre on a regular basis include, Sollus Highland Dancers, Bready Ulster-Scots Pipe Band, Loyal Orders, Sollus Social Enterprise, Sollus Cultural Promotions, North West College, Maiden City Soccer, and The Villages Together.
The centre hosts a main activity hall, education room, social economy workspaces and offices. The main activity hall is available for the community or statutory organisations to hire for meetings, workshops, cultural and physical activities. If you would like more information on how to book the venue for an event please contact us below.
The Sollus Centre is proud to host a Ulster History Circle Blue Plaque which was put in place in memory of local born ‘Oliver Pollock’, a merchant and patriot in America during the Revolutionary War, and who is credited with creating the famous Dollar Sign in 1778. The plaque was unveiled by US Consul-General Daniel J.Lawton, and was the Ulster History Circles’ 200th blue plaque.