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  • Plates of food
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    A Foodie's Guide to Mourne Gullion Strangford Geopark

    Mourne Gullion Strangford Geopark has over 400 million years of geological history. It is a treasure trove of natural beauty, geological wonders, and cultural heritage. The Geopark's breathtaking beauty has been shaped by nature, fractured by volcanic activity, and carved by ice, creating a stunning backdrop.

    Local cuisine and artisan products play a crucial role in Mourne Gullion Strangford Geopark, contributing significantly to the region's cultural identity, economic sustainability, and tourism appeal. This guide will take you on a culinary journey through the region, highlighting the best local eats and artisan delights.

  • Events Happening in July 2024
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    Events Happening in July 2024

    Get ready for a fun filled month of events in July including Castlewellan Agricultural Show and the Hairtlan Festival in Kilkeel. But that's not all - July is packed with a variety of amazing events for everyone to enjoy. From music festivals to food fairs, there's something for the whole family. Stay tuned on this page for more updates and mark your calendars for a summer to remember.

  • White Badge Tour Guides

    White Badge Tour Guides

    The Castlewellan Historic Heritage Team are delighted to announce that ten members of our team are trained White Badge Guides. Accredited through the Northern Ireland Tour Guide Association both staff and volunteers undertook the training from January and graduated on 1 July 2024.

  • Cranfield Alpacas
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    5 Ways to treat Dad this Fathers Day

    Its Fathers Day on Sunday 16 June, and we know how difficult sometimes Dad is to shop for, so we've put together a few unique and fun ideas to help you create a memorable day.

    As you can see, there's lots of different ways to make Dad feel special. So here's some ideas to try and give a little bit back to that special Dad. Check out our WHAT'S ON page for more ideas throughout the year.

  • Calling All Adventure Swimmers!
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    Calling All Adventure Swimmers!

    Are you ready to dive into an exhilarating experience? Brace yourself for the ultimate wild swimming adventure in the beautiful surroundings of Mourne Gullion Strangford. Picture this: crystal-clear waters, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, and a sense of freedom like no other. Whether you’re a seasoned swimmer or a curious beginner, Mourne Gullion Strangford offers a plethora of stunning spots to explore.

  • Cocktails at the bar

    The 19th Hole!

    Golf has experienced a remarkable surge in popularity in recent years, attracting enthusiasts from around the globe. With our world-class courses set against breathtaking landscapes, our region has become a premier destination for golfers seeking both challenging play and stunning scenery and we are delighted to welcome The Amgen Irish Open here in Newcastle at the Royal County Down Golf Course in September 2024.

  • View of Mourne Mountains County Down

    Hiking Trails to Conquer this Summer!

    The Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion is located in a region where we have three designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  It is one of the richest areas for hiking in Northern Ireland.  Whether you are a hiking expert or a beginner, we have plenty of trails suitable for all levels of ability. Whichever trail you decide to conquer will provide you with fabulous views of spectacular scenery and fill you with a sense of achievement.

  • BBQ Kilbroney Park

    BBQ season is back!

    The Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion area has lots of picturesque and fun filled destinations for you to have a BBQ. Every year we enjoy the outdoors by celebrating National BBQ Week which runs from 3 - 9 June 2024. We encourage everybody to pick their favourite destination for a day outdoors and enjoy a meal with their loved ones.

    Here we have some suggestions of places for you to get out and fire up those grills!

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