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 to mothers.  

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

Enjoy a Mother’s Day Toast or two   

Shortcross Gin

Are you looking for the perfect girl's day out or a Mother's Day treat?​
Enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea offering along with two carefully crafted Shortcross Gin cocktails at The Shortcross Afternoon Tea on Saturday 26 March.
​​​​​To purchase tickets, simply visit their website

Killowen Distillery

As part of the Aspiring Geopark Spring Festival 2022 visit Killowen Distillery and hear how they are restoring pride and reviving the ancient tradition of poitín making through centuries-old Irish recipes.
Why not take your Mum along... after all it is on Mother's Day! 

Learn the truths and secrets behind poitín and poitín makers and exactly what differentiates this spirit from others. Click here to book now!

Montalto Estate

For all the mother figures out there, Montalto Estate has a range of gift ideas. Enjoy a day out this weekend to the trails and gardens or kick back and relax in the Café.

Gift vouchers and gifts are available to purchase in The Shop at Montalto.

Sunday Lunch without the cleaning up! 


Have you booked Sunday lunch? See Brunels menu here

Copper Newcastle

Book your Mother’s Day meal at Copper and celebrate that very special woman in your life. Book online at

Shop to you drop in our unique craft shops

You will find fashion, accessories, candles, cards, jewellery, scarves, and maybe even some hidden gems in independent boutiques or on the high street. 

Good Craic Crafts 

Visit Good Craic today to find a special something to show your mum some love. 

Made in Mourne 

Discover all Made in Mourne has to offer in their Kilkeel and Newcastle shops, from curated hampers to her favourite scents.

Make a weekend of it and treat mum to a break in a luxury hotel.

Killeavy Castle

Treat your mum to a delicious meal in the Bistro Bar this Mother's Day or give the gift of ultimate relaxation with a short break at Killeavy Castle Estate. To book click here

The Cuan

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea on Saturday or lunch on Sunday. Why not stay and make a weekend of it at The Cuan. Call 02844881222 to make a reservation. 

The Canal Court

Spend a fabulous afternoon with the women in your life at Mother's Day Afternoon Tea on Saturday 26 March.  

The amazing Sharon Caorroll Harpist will be playing in the Old Mill Restaurant, as well as a pianist in the conservatory. 

The Millbrook Lodge 

Treat the mother in your life to a dine and stay offer including a 3 course dinner for two in the Gilmore Restaurant and freshly prepared breakfast the following morning.

Book your Dine and Stay break at The Millbrook Lodge. 

However you spend Mother's Day, share your experience with us at #VisitMourne. 

Castle Ward
Visitor Centres & Museums
Castle Ward

Discover a place of contrasts and creativity at Castle Ward, an eccentric 18th century mansion and estate looking out over the tranquil waters of Strangford Lough in County Down.

SOAK Seaweed Baths
Spa and Well-being
SOAK Seaweed Baths

Soak offers customers a unique experience, a place to be spoiled or to simply ease the body and soothe the mind. Relax in a silky hot seaweed bath in our award winning bathhouse or Revive with a sensual spa treatment in our bespoke treatment rooms.

Buttercrane Shopping Centre
Shopping Centres & Retail Parks
Outside of Buttercrane Shopping Centre at Night

Occupying a city centre location, alongside the historic Newry Canal, Buttercrane accommodates most major high street retail brands including Primark (Pennys) , Dunnes Stores, Sports Direct/USC and Lidl , the centre has some 50 other high street names such as Boots, Vila, Perfume Shop, DV8, and Superdrug.

Kilbroney Park
Forest Parks
Group of friends enjoying the sunshine in Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor

Kilbroney Park Forest features riverside walks and an arboretum. There is a two-mile forest drive which showcases panoramic views over Carlingford Lough. There is also a Play Park with children's play area and tennis courts, an Information area and a café all on site.  Wheelchair accessible in some areas.  Dogs welcome on leads.

Life Adventure Centre
Activity Centre
Life Adventure Centre

Whether your preference is laid back or action packed, join us at our award winning centre in the beautiful Castlewellan Forest Park amid the stunning Mourne Mountains for a host of fantastic adventure activities.

Delamont Country Park
Public Park
Child climbing and another on a slide in the play park, at Delamont Country Park.

Situated on the shores of Strangford Lough in an area of natural beauty, Delamont Country Park, Killyleagh offers peace, beauty and tranquillity. Facilities onsite include a magnificent adventure playground for the children to enjoy. There are also public toilets, an open area for family picnics and Steamers Coffee Shop. A 1km long miniature railway operates on a seasonal basis.