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Think it is time to book a much-needed short break? Enjoy a staycation in the Ring of Gullion, it may be the perfect destination for your romantic getaway. The Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion is packed with places just perfect for quality time together. 

Killeavy Castle Estate

Spoil yourselves with a luxurious stay in the fabulous Killeavy Castle Estate, nestled in the countryside of South Armagh, surrounded by lush greenery. It offers couples plenty of things to enjoy and experience. Pamper yourselves with rejuvenating spa treatments, relax by the pool, and to top off a perfect date indulge in an evening meal, savouring the delicious top-quality food in the on-site restaurant. Stroll the picturesque grounds and capture the majestic architecture of the castle. It will be a blissful escape without travelling to far from home!

Slieve Gullion

Take a break from relaxation mode. A romantic walk out in nature can be a lovely way to spend quality time together. The Ring of Gullion AONB has lots of walking opportunities to help you make the most of your staycation. With leisurely walks in the beautiful Slieve Gullion Forest Park you can experience the unique history of the area, visit the ancient burial ruins, and take in the panoramic views, all whilst enjoying each other's company and creating those special memories.

Killowen Distillery

If your bored of the same old date night ideas, then try a tour experience at the Killowen Distillery. This small distillery is located in the heart of the Mourne Mountains.  If you are whiskey and gin lovers or are just interested in the distillation methods then Killowen is a must stop visit for you. Observe the processes and history of Irish whiskey making, Learn about some local native botanical crops and taste samples of new make whiskeys & gins. Have the craic and make some memories trying out a new experience.

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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.

Fionn's Giant Adventure at Slieve Gullion Forest Park
A family reading a sign at the entrance to Fionn's Giant Adventure  at Slieve Gullion Forest Park.

Follow Fionn's Giant Adventure (previously known as the Giant's Lair) at Slieve Gullion Forest Park. Follow the trail, there's so much to explore. Seek out fairies, spells, music and more.  Help is at hand as you'll have fairies and warriors to help you follow the trail.

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.