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A ‘Cracking’ Easter in Visit Mourne

Easter is all about having fun with the family, from egg hunts to fairs, food and drink to markets you’ll be spoilt for choice with the events and activities we have on offer in Visit Mourne.

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    Mother’s Day 2022 - How are you planning to celebrate?

    Mother’s Day is a special occasion to honour mothers and influential mother-like figures. It is a day to celebrate motherhood and a time where love, gratitude and appreciation are shown through acts of kindness and the giving of gifts.  

    Here are a few suggestions for you and your mum to have a fun day out in Visit Mourne. 

  • Comic Viking Ship from Newry and Mourne Museum Collection
    Categories: Things To DoWhat's On

    The Vikings - A Brief History in County Down

    The Vikings first came to Ireland as raiders but began to settle here by the ninth century. In the south of the country they founded the towns of Dublin, Waterford, Wexford, Cork and Limerick.

    Archaeologists have found evidence for these southern towns, but no traces of settlements, and relatively few Viking objects, in the north of Ireland. However, the name ‘Strangford’ is a Viking word, referring to the strong currents in the Narrows of the Lough.

  • Breakfast Pancakes at Margaret's Cottage B&B
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    Guest Blog - Margaret's Cottage B&B

    The fresh daffodils and colourful crocuses are finally flowering, the tiny lambs are frolicking in our fields and it’s beginning to feel a lot more like Spring is finally in the air. With the impending Spring and longer days, my mind turns to the wonderful celebrations that involve bringing people together to enjoy fabulous food, good company and making great memories.

  • Children viewing a screen at Newry Museum at Bagenal's Castle
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    Rainy Day Things To Do in Visit Mourne

    It has been known to rain in these parts from time to time and spills from the sky can happen quite suddenly. That said, while you should always prepare for showers, full length rainy days are rare. You will almost always get the chance to get out and into much of the great outdoors that Visit Mourne has to offer. But if it does decide to pour down for the day, well we have that covered too.

  • Couple enjoying drinks in the bar at Killeavy Castle, Newry, Co Armagh
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    Fall in Love with Visit Mourne this Valentine’s Day

    Love is in the air in Visit Mourne.  It’s time to book your romantic break in one of our Luxury Hotels or treat yourself to a country escape in a secluded self-catering property.  Whilst you are here enjoy a seasonal menu in one of our award winning restaurants.  If that all sounds too calm for you plan an activity to get the adrenalin running.  Work up an appetite after a hike in the Mournes or jump on a bike and experience a food tour.  What are you waiting for?  Fall in love with Visit Mourne 

  • Made in Mourne shop in Kilkeel
    Categories: Things To Do

    Think local ... Visit Mourne

    As it will soon be the season for giving, in Visit Mourne there's never been a better opportunity to give back to the local community by spending your £100 Shop Local voucher here.  Whether it's a relaxing mid week break that you've been dreaming of, a day of Giant Adventures full of outdoor activities or a quiet night in a cosy restaurant or pub, this decision is totally up to you! 

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