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  1. Chocolate making
    Nestled between the Mourne Mountains and the Irish sea along the scenic Mourne Coast sits Ireland's first bean to bar artisan chocolate making studio with a GIANT heart and story. What began as a fundraiser to help the Neary family through personal challenges evolved into a passion that led to the establishment of this family-powered business gem in 2011. Proudly operated by husband-and-wife team Shane and Dot, the business takes its name from stories written and told by Shanes' Dad Johnnie Neary, entitled NearyNógs. With solid core values built on integrity and sustainability, cacao beans are ethically sourced from small farms in Central America, South America and the Caribbean islands thereby fostering close partnerships, prioritising d
    1. 14 Oct 2024
    2. 19 Oct 2024
  2. The innovative Newy Food Tour, is a walking food tour set to take you on a delightful gastronomic journey through the heart of Newry City located within the Mourne Gullion Strangford UNESCO Global Geopark, where you can sample the finest flavours of local food and drink produce.
    1. Mrs C's warm greeting at her front door
      Mrs C's "Bake me a traditional loaf and eats & treats" In beautiful Dundrum in County Down, set within Ireland's newest Geopark, Mourne, Gullion, Strangford UNESCO Global Geopark,, Mrs C's "Bake me a traditional loaf and eats & homemade treats" is an experience not be missed! Learn the art of making our local bread and taste delicious home baked goods using the best of local ingredients to add twists
      1. 9 Mar 2024
    2. Mourne Dew Experience
      Come along and have a generous sampling of Mourne Dew's award-winning spirits and learn about the stories of Irish poitín, whiskey and gin.
      1. 31 Mar 2024
      2. 29 Jul 202331 Jul 2024
    3. Food & Drink
      The Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion is the heartland of fresh produce. Our rolling pastures sweep down to an abundant coastline. As the home of Northern Ireland’s largest fishing fleet and some of the country’s most experienced farmers, you’ll be spoiled for choice.
    4. Breweries & Distilleries
      The Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion is at the heart of independent brewing and distillation in Northern Ireland. Whether you’re a dedicated craft beer lover, or you just have a bit of a sweet tooth, our local producers have something to suit every taste.

    It's time to enjoy enticing drinks and plentiful treats

    Make your day

    1. 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!
    2. Awaken another giant tradition
      There are many ways create memories that will last a lifetime. It might not seem like there is enough time in the day so here are some readymade experiences waiting for you to explore.
    3. Links to Saint Patrick and other saints and stories are many in Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion. Spend time following in the footsteps of pilgrim's or join the experts as you walk Saint Patrick's Way.
    4. Spend time on the fairways
      Spend time playing golf in County Down, along our stunning coastline, on some of the most scenic golf courses in the world. Follow in the footsteps of all time greats on challenging greens and fairways.
    5. Spend time explore the natural beauty of Mourne Mountains, Ring of Gullion and Strangford Lough. Home to some of the most breathtaking views and interesting country walks in Northern Ireland.
    6. Take a stroll back in time
      The Mourne Mountains, Ring of Gullion and Strangford Lough are home to a variety of amazing heritage trails and historic places; experiences worth spending time on.  Trails will take you to historical monuments and give you a chance to explore the rich and beautiful local landscape. Take time and enjoy the locations and beautiful scenery in the Mourne Gullion Strangford Geopark.
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    8. Food & Drink
      The Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion is the heartland of fresh produce. Our rolling pastures sweep down to an abundant coastline. As the home of Northern Ireland’s largest fishing fleet and some of the country’s most experienced farmers, you’ll be spoiled for choice.
    9. 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.
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