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Our Giant Adventures Calendar now includes the new Eats and Beats festival on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September in Newcastle, Co Down set against the magnificent backdrop of the Mourne Mountains. The Eats and Beats festival weekend will bring you the best in local and world food and music, featuring three music stages providing around 40 free performances and fringe events. Two homegrown and world food villages will offer a host of unique and locally produced food and beverage outlets from Savour Visit Mourne’s finest food and drink experiences.  Visitors can experience food trails, cooking demonstrations and food sampling, together with lots of family fun and wellness activities.

Check out, local, celebrity chef, Paul Cunningham, from Great British Menu fame, and owner of Mourne Larder and Scopers Dundrum. Tantalise your tastebuds with menu selections from the finest local hospitality providers, Killeavy Castle Estate, The Cuan and Denvir’s Coaching Inn. Relish the tastes of locally sourced beef from Castlescreen Farm’s native Irish Dexter Cows. Or for those with a sweet tooth, you’ll love the Nana’s No Bake Wild Fifteens from Mourne Food Adventures and Neary Nogs Stoneground Chocolate.

Sample gin, cider and Poitín from Shortcross Gin, Kilmegan Irish Cider and Killowen Distillery. Or enjoy the tastes of award-winning craft brews and beers from Whitewater Brewery and Mourne Mountain Brewery.

Of course, it’s not only the fantastic local food and drink you’ll get to savour at the Eats and Beats festival this September. With three music stages providing 40+ free performances music lovers of all genres will be tapping to the sounds of the best in local and world talent throughout the weekend.

Irish presenter, comedian and DJ, Ryan Hand will host the Main/Homegrown stage at Donard Park where festival revellers can enjoy a mix of rock, gospel, folk, country, blues and punk. World Music and Foodie enthusiasts will delight in the tastes and sounds on offer at Castle Park. Meanwhile the Rising Stage at The Promenade will give music lovers the chance to hear new and upcoming acts. With family fun activities, a sustainability village, Newcastle Artisan Market and fringe events there’ll be something for everyone to enjoy throughout the festival weekend.

Saturday 3rd September 

Sunday 4th September 

Why not make a weekend break of it.  Let us help you plan your trip.  Book your accommodation and relax in beautiful Visit Mourne.

Eats and Beats Festival
Eats and Beats Festival, event takes place from 2-3 September in Newcastle County Down.

The Eats and Beats Festival offers the best in local and world food, where visitors can enjoy delicious fare at the homegrown and world food villages. With unique and locally produced food and drink outlets and free music performances on offer throughout the weekend’s festivities.

Newcastle Artisan Market
Markets / Fairs
Artisan Market Stalls on Central Promenade, Newcastle, County Down

This outdoor market, showcases the best of local, hand made products (both foods and crafts). Come along and support small businesses from your local area. Perfect place to pick up a quality, hand crafted gift or something delicious to tempt your taste buds ! Live music to keep you entertained while you browse.

Whitewater Brewery Tours and Tap Room
Brewery/Distillery Tour
Whitewater Brewery Tours and Tap Room

Join us for a look around our brewery, see how we make some of our award winning brews, then head back to the Tap House where you can try some ales and hear some tales.

Killeavy Castle Estate
Aerial view of Killeavy Castle Estate. A luxury Hotel Spa destination in Newry, Northern Ireland.

Welcome to Killeavy Castle Estate, the perfect antidote to the modern fast paced world. Named winner of the Luxury Castle Hotel (Europe) Award at the prestigious World Luxury Awards 2021, it’s the ideal place to escape and unwind, and is located just 10 minutes outside Newry City.

Restaurant at Denvir's Coaching Inn
Front entrance to Denvirs Coaching Inn and view of Downpatrick town,

A charming Coaching Inn dating from 1642 providing bed and breakfast with restaurant service daily and entertainment four nights per week. Meals can be served in the restaurant, the bar, and in either of two function rooms, suitable for larger parties.

The Cuan Restaurant
The Cuan Restaurant

The success of The Cuan has been built on consistently serving excellent food and drink coupled with exceptional customer service. A strong emphasis is placed on using fresh ingredients and sourcing our produce locally. Stay over in our bedrooms.