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 our area.

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, #MourneMountains, #RingofGullion, #StrangfordLough . 

Castle Ward
The National Trust
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 where visitors can explore cultivated gardens, sheltered woodland and the shoreline.

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
Buttercrane Shopping Centre - view over Newry Canal

Buttercrane Shopping Centre in the heart of Newry City is home to over 50 big name brands including anchor tenants Primark, Dunnes Stores, Sports Direct/USC and Lidl. Located alongside the historic Newry Canal and close to the 4* Canal Court Hotel, the Centre offers lots of hot food options and over 1000 carparking spaces (including dedicated parent & child, disabled and E charging parking). A visit to Buttercrane promises a great day out, where you can shop and save in style.

Kilbroney Park
Forest Parks
Kilbroney Park

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.

Life Adventure Centre
Activity Centre
Paddling boarding on Castlewellan Lake

Epic adventures are on offer all year round at Life Adventure Centre. Their extensive range of activities include mountain biking, stand-up paddleboarding, wet bouldering, rock climbing, sit on top kayaking, coasteering, electric biking and open canoeing - something for everyone!

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 outstanding natural beauty, Delamont Country Park, Killyleagh offers peace, beauty and tranquillity. The stunning views across Strangford Lough and the relaxing atmosphere make Delamont Country Park a place to enjoy that 'away from it all feeling'. It is home of the Strangford Stone - the tallest megalith in Ireland. This beautiful 200-acre Country Park offers a great day out for visitors of all ages. Whether you are a keen walker, a nature lover or simply looking for a great day out for all the family you will find plenty to entertain you in Delamont Country Park.