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  1. Summer Adventures
    This summer, immerse yourself in a world of excitement and relaxation in Mourne Gullion Strangford Geopark. Embrace the opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle and indulge in what you love most. It's a season for fun with family and friends and a chance to make lasting memories.
  2. Golf
    Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, and Darren Clark have all teed off at the stunning courses nestled amidst the grandeur of the Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion. Time to unleash your inner golf pro on these world-class courses!
  3. Wake the Giant
    The Wake the Giant festival returns to Warrenpoint on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August 2024. Inspired by the ancient myth of the sleeping giant in the Cooley Mountains, this unique vibrant festival celebrates the town's unique heritage and legends, and offers visitors a weekend full of exciting events and activities.
  4. Giant Adventures
    Join us for Giant Adventures and Giant Events taking place across Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion this year.
  5. Lúnasa Festival
    This grass roots heritage festival brings us together annually for a time celebration and hope. Traditionally, a harvest celebration, the Lúnasa Festival celebrates traditions, heritage and skills of the past in immersive and participatory experiences alongside nature walks and tours by the best providers.
  6. What's On July
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  7. Accommodation
    Sleep in towering castles, in quaint cottages, or camp under the stars. The Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion has plenty of places for you to rest your weary head before going on your next giant adventure. This region boasts incredible stays. Holiday in one of our internationally recognised hotels or stay at one of our acclaimed B&Bs. Be prepared for scenic views, comfortable beds, and service and hospitality you’ll never forget.
  8. Weekly What's On
    From family fun, fabulous festivals and vivacious events, let us help you plan your trip with out weekly guide to What's On.
  9. Mourne Gullion Strangford Geopark
    Mourne Gullion Strangford Geopark has breathtaking backdrops and unique natural spaces. With three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty to explore including the Mourne Mountains, Ring of Gullion and Strangford Lough. You’ll be spoilt for choice and will have plenty of opportunities to delve into the fascinating geological heritage of the area.
  10. Plan your Trip
    Luckily for visitors, the Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion has lots for you to see. Planning ahead can make your visit to our region that little bit easier. We can give you the best advice, maps, and guides to help you get the most out of your trip.
  11. Blog
    Check out the Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion blog for the tops things to do in Mourne Gullion and Strangford and the latest on what's on this week.
  12. Offers
    We love to welcome visitors and, with plenty of options and places to stay, Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion has bargains galore. Let us share them with you and help you find a great offer on your dream visit.
  13. Family enjoying cycling along the mountain bike trails through Castlewellan Forest Park.
    One of Northern Ireland's most famous lakes, a stunning Victorian Castle, incredible panoramic views, scenic walking trails, 27km of Mountain Bike Trails, Nature Play perfect for the kids, an onsite multi-activity centre, hedge maze and equestrian centre, Castlewellan Forest Park boasts all of this and more making it a must-visit for all ages.
  14. A family enjoying a train ride on the miniature railway at Delamont Country Park.
    Situated on the shores of Strangford Lough, just outside Killyleagh, Delamont Country Park is full of surprises. The park is the home of the Strangford Stone, which at ten metres high is the tallest monolith in Ireland. For kids, there’s the Outdoor Adventure Playground, while the whole family will love the Steamers Cafe and Miniature Railway.
  15. A family entering the Narnia Trail at Kilbroney Park.
    On northern shore of Carlingford Lough, a wonderful escape for all the family no matter their different ages and stages. The offering on just this one site makes it something of a unique family destination and its location close to both Belfast and Dublin means it’s really easy to get to.
  16. Fionn's Giant Adventure
    Slieve Gullion Forest Park, Meigh is a must see place to visit! With tranquil woodland trails, stunning views across the Ring of Gullion to the Mourne Mountains, Cooley Peninsula and Armagh Drumlins, and adventure playpark, Fairy Walk and the Fionn's Giant Adventure.
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  1. Wake the Giant
    The Wake the Giant festival returns to Warrenpoint on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August 2024. Inspired by the ancient myth of the sleeping giant in the Cooley Mountains, this unique vibrant festival celebrates the town's unique heritage and legends, and offers visitors a weekend full of exciting events and activities.
  2. Family cycling along Castle Ward cycle trail along Strangford Lough.

    It’s all about the sea around Strangford and Lecale. An area of outstanding natural beauty, stunning views and of special scientific interest, this part of the world is a real winner for those who like their life outdoors. Whether you want to take a boat across the lough, put on your boots and trek around its shores or immerse yourself in the world of Game of Thrones® you’ll find it all in this beautiful part of our area.

  3. A group of people walking near to Saul Church on the St. Patrick's Pilgrim Walk experience in Downpatrick, County Down.

    The spiritual centre of our area, Downpatrick is a beautiful and historic town built on the rolling drumlins of Lecale. One of the oldest towns on the island of Ireland, it has a long association with Saint Patrick who spent much of his time in and around the area and died here in the early 5th Century. His legacy remains and whether you come here on pilgrimage or just to simply say hello, there is a unique atmosphere in this small town that you won’t find anywhere else.

  4. A couple walking into Brunel's Restaurant in Newcastle, County Down.

    Newcastle is one of the loveliest seaside towns in the Mourne Mountains and, indeed, on the island of Ireland. Its location at the foot of Northern Ireland’s highest peak, Slieve Donard, makes it a great base to explore the area. Whether you’re just here for the day or you decide to stay longer there is plenty to do in and around the area for every kind of visitor.

  5. A group of young women enjoying the rooftop spa facilities at Canal Court Hotel & Spa in Newry.

    Since it’s just a short hop from the south of the island, Newry City has always been a busy centre of activity. Our region's only city may be small in size, but as a regional centre it has plenty of things to offer everyone with the added advantage of being really close to the Ring of Gullion, Carlingford Lough and beautiful surrounding countryside and beaches.

  6. Cycling Tollymore Forest Park

    Cycling has always been a favourite way to get out and about to explore our beautiful region and with so many activity centres available to hire a bike for the day, you don’t even need to have your own wheels!  Have a look at the cycling routes we have laid out for you and get on your bike!

  7. A couple walking in the gardens at Montalto Estate in Ballynahinch, County Down.

    Gardening enthusiasts will love this wee corner of the world. The Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion is already something of a paradise to begin with, but over the years its spectacular charm has inspired green fingered pioneers who have worked with the landscape to carve out some sparkling displays of colour and beauty.

  8. Mountain Biking on Bridge

    It's that time of the year when it’s good to get out, get some fresh air around you and explore the Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion and all its natural beauty. Whether you want to visit a forest park, hike a mountain or do an activity, our region is abundant in outdoor happenings.  There is plenty to see and do and lots for you to participate in to ensure a memorable experience.

  9. Walking Holidays
    There are few places on the island better suited to the walker than the Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion. With almost one hundred different mountain peaks, a feast of forest trails and a seemingly endless choice of river, lake and seaside strolls, you’ll need a good strong pair of shoes to tackle everything this place has to offer.
  10. Visitor reading informational signage about Slieve Gullion
    Mourne Gullion Strangford Geopark has breathtaking backdrops and unique natural spaces. With three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty to explore including the Mourne Mountains, Ring of Gullion and Strangford Lough. You’ll be spoilt for choice and will have plenty of opportunities to delve into the fascinating geological heritage of the area.
  11. Hiking in the Mournes

    There are so many things to see and do in Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion, that it was hard narrowing it down to just ten. We have complied a list of reasons to visit this unique and picturesque area and if it doesn't persuade you to visit Mourne, Gullion, Strangford this year, I don't know what will!

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