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The Mourne Mountains, Ring of Gullion and Strangford areas are world famous for their outstanding scenery, history and walks. One of the best ways to experience the magic and majesty is with one of our qualified Tour Guides.

Areas of interest

  • Mourne Mountains
  • Saint Patrick's Country
  • Ring of Gullion
  • Local History
  • Granite Industry
  • Food & Drink

    Meet the Tour Guides – Mourne Area Tour Guides

  • Alastair Chestnut specialises in tours on World War 2, Greencastle & Cranfield, Carlingford Lough, Annalong & Kilkeel, and Photography. Contact: 079 6453 5367 Email: alastairchuestnutt@hotmail.com

  • Mountain ways Ireland with tour guide Brian Hoey, his tours involve a variety of destinations and informative talks on Granite Industry, Mournes, water story Mournes, geology, history & Landscape, Mythology, Archaeology and Folklore and the Flors & Fauna. Contact:028 3057 0220 Email: brian@mountainwaysireland.com Website: www.mountainwaysireland.com

  • David Maginn provides guided tours that highlight the fascinating Mourne Public Art and the beautiful Tollymore Forest Park. Contact: 077 1061 5020 Email: davidmaginn25@msn.com

  • If you enjoy an informative tour Eoin Halpin provides tours on Archaeology, Geography, Culture & Heritage History, and Geology. Contact: 079 7712 4143 Email: eoinhalpin247@gmail.com

  • Fiona Mullan is an experienced internationally qualified Mountain Leader, and her areas of interest are the Mourne Mountains, history and development of Newcastle, Tollymore & Castlewellan Forest Parks, and the Mourne Wall - building of the dams/tunnel. Contact: 077 4028 5794 Email: fiona.mullan@hotmail.co.uk

  • Henry Shaw’s tours inform you on things such as geology and heritage, the mourne coast, Castlewellan Forest Park & Arboretum, historical gardens tours, Slieve Croob (Natural and Cultural Heritage) nature inspired writing tours. Contact: 077 5998 8447 Email: henryshaw@btinterest.com

  • Marian McGreevy offers walking tours and historical tours, specialises in tours such as Dundrum Lady Mabel Annesley and Castlewellan Forest Park. Contact: 075 1138 0949 Email: mazmcgreevy@gmail.com

  • Join Walk the Mournes expert mountain guide Peter Rafferty in guided walking tours that stretch over the Mourne Mountains like the Blue Lough Diamond Rocks, Silent Valley, Brandy Pad, Slieve Donard, Granite Trail and is a Mourne Cooley Gullion Geo Ambassador. Contact: 079 7476 8831 Email: peter@walkthemournes.com Website: www.walkthemournes.com

  • Philip Stacy’s Footfalls Walking Holiday specialises in areas such as the Mourne Way, Castlewellan & Annesley Family, The Normans & Dundrum Bay and is a Mourne Cooley Gullion Geo Ambassador. Contact: 075 2884 8773 Email: info@walkingiling.co.uk

  • Robert McKnight offers vast knowledge of the Mourne area, local History, Annalong Cornmill, Granite Industry and Traditional Farming Practices. Contact: 077 5600 9770 Email: robertmcknight@btinternet.com

  • Kingdom of Mourne Tours’ Pauline O Hara offers informative walking tours and bus tours. Her areas of expertise and interest include history of Newcastle and Granite Trail, Tollymore Forest Park & Game of Thrones locations, Mourne Mountains - Geography & Geology, History of Silent Valley, food, and drink tours and many more. Contact: 077 8993 8541 Email: kingdomofmournetours@hotmail.com

  • Domnall McComish provides guided walks for all ages and levels of ability in the Mourne Mountains and is a Mourne Cooley Gullion Geo Ambassador Contact: 078 5542 5778 Email: domnal.mccomish@outlook.com

  • Mairead Sweeney offers tours for groups as well as personalised tours. Tours can be in English, French, or Spanish. Her areas of interest include christian heritage, historic buildings towns & cities, Stately Home and Gardens maritime Heritage, Game of Thrones Tours, coach tours & walking tours. Contact: 077 5423 5706 Email: maireadsweeney@talk21.com

  • Mourne Road Tours Travel in comfort in the company of an experienced and knowledgeable local guide through Northern Ireland’s most enchanting areas such as Newcastle & The Mournes, Silent Valley to Kilbroney, St Patrick's Trail, Belfast & much more or create your own tailor-made tour a minibus is available for full day or half day tours with a driver included.  Contact: 073 6852 9714 Website: mourne-road-tours.co.uk

  • Young Ascents, Lesley offers private guiding, navigation skills courses and day walk options. His Areas of interest include High Mournes, Expeditions and can provide tours in English, Spanish & Dutch. Contact: 074 4430 5322 Email: info@young-ascents.com Website: www.young-ascents.com

  • Silvia Ballocchi is an Italian Blue Badge tour guide and belongs to the NITGA Association and ITG. Her areas of expertise are Maritime Heritage of County and Down Tours of County Down. Contact: 077 8476 2298 Website: www.enjoythemournes.com

    Meet the Tour Guides – Ring of Gullion Tour Guides

  • Warrior Walks Veronica O'Brien offers gentle walks throughout the Slieve Gullion, Forkhill, Mullaghbane. She also includes Specialist Tours: A Walk to Urney and Gap O the North.

    Contact: 00353 8764 79715 Website: www.warriorwalks.ie

  • Enjoy the ambiance with Xhale’s – Ann Ward. Ann Organizes guided walks in the Ring of Gullion, where she shares stories on the magnificent geology, ancient sacred sites and healing plants along the way. She also runs retreats within the sensory paradise of the Ring of Gullion Contact: 078 1683 5147 Email: ann@xhale.biz Website: Xhale - Mindfulness, Meditation | Northern Ireland

  • Take part in Cú Chulainn Tours, this unique tour will be delivered by former political prisoners who will weave their personal account of the British/Irish conflict into the wider history of this centuries old conflict. Contact: 028 3088 9391 Email: info@cuchulainntours.com

  • Des Murphy’s tours cover a wide spectrum of interests, locations and are delivered by bus or on foot. Like the famous Ring of Gullion and Armagh Myths and Legends, historical, archaeological and political tours. He also offers cross border tours and walking tours of the medieval village of Carlingford, Newry City, Armagh City, Derry City and Belfast City too. Contact: 075 1725 2371 Email: murphydes1@yahoo.co.uk

  • Experience Gullion Tours - experience spectacular scenery amongst mountain ranges and lakes, visit historical monuments and ancient burial chambers. Take part in the 'Legends, Tombs & Witches Tour' Contact: 075 9942 9468 Email: experiencegulliontours@hotmail.com

  • Hop on Fionn Mac Cumhaill Chariot Adventures and explore the land of myths and legends and step on board Fionn Mac Cumhaill’s Chariot for this unique adventure, enjoy the stories, Forkhill Villages and surrounding areas. Contact: 028 3088 8828 Email: chariotadventures@hotmail.com

  • Una Walsh has extensive knowledge about everything from the formation of Camlough Mountain and the Ring Dyke. Una knows about every myth and legend in the area from Cuchulainn to Finn McCool to Deirdre of the sorrows. Una specialises in the popular Ring of Gullion Historical Coach Tour, village tours and the poets of south Armagh. Contact: 075 2626 9726 Email: unawalsh54@gmail.com

  • Kevin Murphy has conducted historical, literary and cultural tours of south Armagh, north Louth, south Monaghan and Dublin city including historical and literary topics such as the Forkill Estate, United Irishmen and defenders in south Armagh, the poetry of Patrick Kavanagh and many more. Contact: 028 3087 8453 Mobile: 075 2622 9394 Email: kmmur@hotmail.com

  • On Mountain Ways Ireland walks you will experience and immerse fully in the history, culture, legend and everyday life of these wonderful landscapes, Explore Irelands flora and fauna, unique geology and thousands of years of history old caves, ancient ‘booley’ sites and fairy forts. Contact: 028 3057 0220 Email: info@mountainwaysireland.com 

    Meet the Tour Guides – Strangford Tour Guides

  • Duane Fitzsimons, a seventh generation farmer’s son,  loves nothing more than bringing people around the area he calls home. The Legends of Lecale Peninusla experience offers a unique insight into the land of Saint Patrick.  Duane's tours cover the Lecale area which is located on the east coast of County Down at the feet of the majestic Mourne Mountains on the shores of Strangford Lough. Contact: 078 3544 1933  Email: duane@lecalepeninsula.com 

  • Brigid Watson is a qualified tour guide and chartered environmentalist. She is passionate about nature, conservation and the environment. Sustainable Journeys Ireland is a small family run businessis and is committed to sustainable tourism principles. Brigit specalises in tours around Strangford Lough and Saint Patrick's Coutry, County Down. Personalised tours are available. Contact: 077 6389 8074 Email: info@sustainablejourneysireland.com


    So, take the opportunity to learn something new, explore a new culture, walk the beautiful mountains with an expert and have an adventure! Book a tour with one of our regions many wonderful informative and helpful Tour Guides.

Landlords, Saints and Outlaws Tour - Mountain Ways Ireland
Guided Tour
Landlords, Saints and Outlaws Tour - Mountain Ways Ireland

Listen to how Landlordism in South Armagh replaced old Gaelic Kingdoms, visit one of the earliest and best-preserved Christian sites in the country where saints, lawmen and outlaws from Irelands past all lie side by side.

Walk the Mournes
Historical Tours
image of Mourne Mountains

If these mountains could speak, they’d tell tales of hermits, smugglers and fugitives... Join Peter for an unforgettable walking experience amongst the most fabulous scenery.

Mourne Road Tours - Craft Brewery Tour
Brewery/Distillery Tour
Mourne Road Tours - Craft Brewery Tour

Northern Ireland has become one of the most prominent players in the craft beer and gin boom across the world, and this exciting tour will take you to visit three of the region’s biggest players in the industry.

Xhale: Awaken Your Senses
Guided Tour
Xhale: Awaken Your Senses

Deepen your Mindfulness Practice through forest bathing in the magic of the Ring of Gullion.

Experience Gullion Tours
Sightseeing
Experience Gullion Tours

Come and discover the ancient burial chambers over 5,000 years old, early Christian sites, Lord Mountjoys pursual of the last defender of ancient Ulster, Hugh O’Neill and uncover the legends amid the backdrop of mountain ranges & lakes.

Legends of Lecale Peninsula
Sightseeing
Duane with a tour group

Storyteller Duane Fitzsimons’ tours of the Home of Saint Patrick are filled with amazing legends, artefacts, and folklore.

Sustainable Journeys Ireland
Guided Tour
Making a St Brigid Cross

Immersive, hands-on ancient Irish cultural heritage experience in the Saint Patrick Centre Downpatrick.