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.

Food is an important part of a visitor experience.  Our choice of food impacts on our environment and our local providers are very aware of this.  It’s a labour of love for them to source fresh ingredients for you to enjoy. 

Shush..... Secret Dining in the Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion

If you get a chance you must book Paul Cunningham's "Secret Dining Experience".  Paul whiskes his guests away to a secret and normally quiry location, where they enjoy drinks on arrival, followed by an incredibile multi course tasting menu, celebrating our amazing local produce.

Forage for you Dinner

Maybe you like to forage for your food.  Brian Hoey is a wild food enthusiast who guides his visitors around his ancestral farm on a foraging journey whilst explaining and tasting the wild foods found there.

From the Field to the Fork

Killeavy Castle Estate is a fully sustainable hotel and restaurant.  Food is sourced both from their own working farm and their on site walled garden.  Dining in the hotel is a cullinary delight.  Award-winning chefs use only the finest, daily picked, home-grown ingredients to compliment their farm produce.

Guaranteed Local

Situated on the shores of Strangford Lough, the Cuan Restaurant will always have the "catch of the day" on the menu.  Their menu is creative, fresh and serves local seasonal ingredients.

Pop into Denvir's and discover a world of flavour.  Locally sourced ingredients are expertly prepared and served by friendly, smiling staff.

Chocolate lovers must experience the Master Craft Chocolate Experience at Neary Nogs.  This experience will guide you through the chocolate making process from bean to bar.

To round off a great day, check out our local breweries and distilleries.  From handcrafted beers to Irish poitín the Mourne Gullion Strangford area have you covered.

Foraging in the Foothills - Mountain Ways Ireland
Guided Tour
Foraging in the Foothills Banner

Brian from Mountain Ways Ireland is a wild food enthusiast and folklorist and have been for all of his life. Tapping into a lifetime love for the outdoors, centuries old tacit knowledge handed down through his family and years of my his research and experimentation, Brian will guide you on a foraging journey that reveals the hidden potential in even the most familiar of wild plants, those plants that surround you, the ones you walk past every day whether you live in the countryside, town or city.

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.

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.

Killowen Distillery Tour & Tasting
Brewery/Distillery Tour
Killowen Distillery Tour & Tasting

Located in the heart of the Mourne Mountains, Killowen Distillery has a ‘Kult’ following and an epic history, due in no small part to its great whiskeys and gins.

Shortcross Gin Discovery & Tour Experience
Brewery/Distillery Tour
Group arrives at Rademon Estate Distillery and is welcomed by their guide

Art, craft and history blend together at Shortcross Distillery, to create an unforgettable experience on the beautiful grounds of Rademon Estate. Join founders Fiona and David to learn about their award-winning gin, which also happens to be Northern Ireland’s first craft gin.

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.

Master Craft Chocolate Experience at NearyNógs
Chocolate making

Nestled between the Mourne Mountains and the Irish sea along the scenic Mourne Coast sits Ireland's first bean to bar artisan chocolate making studio with a GIANT heart and story. What began as a fundraiser to help the Neary family through personal challenges evolved into a passion that led to the establishment of this family-powered business gem in 2011. Proudly operated by husband-and-wife team Shane and Dot, the business takes its name from stories written and told by Shanes' Dad Johnnie Neary, entitled NearyNógs. With solid core values built on integrity and sustainability, cacao beans are ethically sourced from small farms in Central America, South America and the Caribbean islands thereby fostering close partnerships, prioritising d

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.