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  1. An image of a young boy appearing out of a tree house at Fionn's Giant Adventure in Slieve Gullion Forest Park.
    Slieve Gullion is Ireland's Mountain of Mystery. Slieve Gullion Forest Park offers walking trails, a scenic drive, an Adventure Playpark, Fionn's Giant Adventure children's story trail and a Courtyard with coffee shop.
    1. Fionn's Giant Adventure
      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.
      1. Children enjoying the adventure playpark at Slieve Gullion Forest Park.
        The perfect start to any family trip to Slieve Gullion Forest Park begins with a stop off at the action-packed Adventure Playpark, which is guaranteed to keep kids of all ages delighted and thoroughly entertained.
        1. Accommodation Nearby
          There are plenty of places for you to rest your weary head near Slieve Gullion Forest Park. Explore the wonderful array of award-winning hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs and self-catering options nearby.
        2. Things to do Nearby
          No matter how long your visit, there’s so much to see and do near Slieve Gullion Forest Park.
        3. A Couple Dining at The Canal Court Hotel & Spa.

          Since it’s just a short hop from the south of the island, Newry City has always been a busy centre of activity. Our region's only city may be small in size, but as a regional centre it has plenty of things to offer everyone with the added advantage of being really close to the Ring of Gullion, Carlingford Lough and beautiful surrounding countryside and beaches.

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        1. View from Slieve Gullion Forest Park
          The Slieve Gullion Forest Trail, a magnificent 10km Scenic Forest Drive will be temporarily closed from Monday 4 December 2023 for Forest Service tree harvesting.
          1. Slieve Gullion passage tomb
            Slieve Gullion Passage Tomb, dramatically situated on the southern end of the Slieve Gullion summit ridge at an altitude of over 570m.  This is the highest surviving passage tomb in Ulster with stunning views over the surrounding countryside.
          2. Brian Hoey talks about forgotten traditions of the past
            Join a seventh-generation farmer, Brian on a journey to the heart of Irish myth, legend and old country folkways. You’ll see original butter-making tools used by Brian’s great-grandparents. Theirs is the magic that brings you up-close and personal with the past. You’ll hear tell of the millennia-old traditions and secrets of this ancient, magical place. and walk in the footsteps (and hoofprints) of ancient herds, warriors and fairies.
            1. Four attendees to Xhale Mindfulness meditating in the forest.
              Ann inherited her great love of the landscape from her mother, who was born on Slieve Gullion Mountain. She has practiced meditation for over 20 years & delivers immersive, mindfulness experiences, courses & retreats using meditation &the landscape.
              1. Nestled in the rolling hills of South Armagh in the townland of Ballymoyer, professional artist Tracey McVerry creates sculptural glass art from her workshop at White Rock Glass Studio.
              2. Join our guides for a fascinating walk visiting the Famine Walls on Armagh’s highest mountain, Slieve Gullion.We will examine the famine and its impact in the area.Great views along the way over the historic Gap o the North.
                1. Kitchen area with stove and fireside seating
                  Located in the beautiful Ring of Gullion area; Bluebell Lane offers “Creative Glamping” holiday accommodation Northern Ireland. Whether you are organising a holiday for yourself or a group; we have a range of pods, cottages to suit your needs.
                2. 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.
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