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Top 10 reasons to visit Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion.

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!

  • Killeavy Castle Lounge
    Categories: food and drinkEvents

    Guest Blog - Killeavy Castle - Gullion Restaurant Relaunch 2024

    It has been said that nature is the purest portal to inner peace…

    Nestled within the ancient heartlands of County Armagh, Killeavy Castle Estate beckons travellers to embark on a journey through nature, myth and heritage. Here, amidst the lush woodlands on the slopes of Slieve Gullion, where heroes of Irish mythology once walked, the estate stands as a testament to centuries of history and the enduring spirit of the land.

  • Couple enjoying Spa at Killeavy Castle
    Categories: food and drinkEvents

    Romantic Retreat for Couples in Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion

    What could be more perfect than a romantic getaway in the Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion destination? Enjoy a romantic spa break at the Slieve Donard Hotel & Spa, treat yourselves to a memorable stay in Newcastle County Down. There is lots to do, and everything is within a stone throw away, you certainly won't be short of romance.  Savour a delicious, candle lit meal in one of the area's many restaurants and make memories walking in the beautiful Mourne Mountains.

  • Wake the Giant Giant on Motorbike
    Categories: EventsadventurefamilyFunfood and drink

    Fionn Rocks the Lough - Wake The Giant Festival, Warrenpoint, County Down

    Fionn Rocks the Lough for the Return of Wake the Giant

    Fionn mac Cumhaill, the towering centrepiece of the eagerly anticipated Wake the Giant festival, will make a spectacular return to Warrenpoint again this year.  Taking place on 19 and 20 August, the legendary giant Fionn will rise from the depths of Carlingford Lough to overlook a weekend of music and storytelling amidst a bustling festival atmosphere.

  • Killowen Distillery and Paul Cunningham Award winning chef

    Food for thought!!

    Located in the southeast corner of Northern Ireland is the Mourne, Gullion, Strangford geopark.  The area is culturally rich and champions sustainable and local tourism experiences.

    Mourne, Gullion and Strangford are areas where the landscape is rich and fertile allowing food to be grown and produced locally.  The coastal waters surrounding the region is home to the richest fishing waters in Ireland.  Our rivers and lakes are also home to some of the best freshwater catches.

  • Family Picnic
    Categories: food and drinkfamilyOutdoors

    Picnics in Mourne Gullion and Strangford

    Don’t get hangry when you’re hiking, walking or having fun - grab some grub and pack a picnic!

    At last, the weather is starting to turn in our favour and the sun has got his hat on!  We will be spending more time outdoors and what could be better than a beautifully prepared picnic to keep us well fed and watered on our day out?  Don’t feel like making your own?  Why not have a picnic prepared for you? 

  • Couple enjoying a brewery tour at Whitewater Brewery in Castlewellan, County Down.
    Categories: Food & Drink

    Foodie Experiences

    The Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion is a veritable smorgasbord of delightful and tasty experiences for foodie fanatics. Take a pinch of the freshest air, the finest land and cleanest oceans and mix it up with the finest quality meats, indigenous herbs, hand-picked botanicals, freshly grown fruit, organic vegetables and you’ve the makings of one giant kitchen that caters to every taste imaginable.

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