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  1. Children viewing exhibitions and Newry ad Mourne Museum at Bagenal's Castle, Newry.
    Educational guided tours and school field trips can be facilitated throughout the year at our Geopark sites. Visits can be tailored made to suit the needs of your group.
  2. Mother & two children enjoying the displays in Newry and Mourne Museum at Bagenal's Castle
    Step into the past and learn how people lived in times gone by! Museums are a great choice for school trip destinations, covering a variety of curriculum subjects.
  3. Geopark Publications & Educational Resources
    The Mourne Gullion Strangford Aspiring UNESCO Global Geopark has over 400 million years of geological history.All of this remarkable diversity within a relatively small area makes it an ideal outdoor classroom for all ages.
  4. Standing atop the sand dunes on Tyrella Beach overlooking the bay to the Mourne Mountains
    Inspire your class with local history, heritage, geology and natural heritage they can experience just outside the school door.
  5. Children enjoying the outdoors at The Giants Lair at Slieve Gullion Forest Park
    The Giant's Lair is inspired by legend and mythical folklore on over a mile of woodlands at Slieve Gullion Forest Park.
  6. Fisherman with net wading in the shores of Carlingford Lough with the sunrising over the mountains behind him.
    The Mourne Gullion Strangford aspiring UNESCO Global Geopark features a diversity of landscape taking in mountain, craggy uplands, rolling green hills, coastal plains and hard and soft seashore.
  7. Replica high cross set in the foyer at the St Patrick Centre, Downpatrick.
    The Mourne Gullion Strangford aUGGp is not just about scenery, habitats and wildlife – it has been a ‘living landscape’ for time immemorial, dynamic and constantly changing.
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