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  1. Front elevation of Castle Ward House, a National Trust Property
    For centuries, people have set up their homes in Visit Mourne to enjoy the cool mountain air and seaside views. These days, our landscape is dotted with heritage buildings, country manors, castles and historic churches.
  2. Group of ladies enjoying the local arts and crafts at the St Patrick Centre gift shop
    Over the centuries, countless artists have drawn inspiration from Visit Mourne’s sweeping mountains and open waterways. Our galleries and studios are the perfect place to survey Visit Mourne’s rich artistic talent.
  3. Mother & two children enjoying the displays in Newry and Mourne Museum at Bagenal's Castle
    Visit Mourne has a rich and varied history dating back several thousand years. From Neolithic sites, all the way up to the 20th century, our museums and heritage sites tell the story of local people’s lives over the centuries.
  4. Down Cathedral, Downpatrick, County Down
    Visit Mourne is the homeland of St. Patrick. The landscape where Ireland’s most famous son began his Christian ministry is dotted with churches and other religious sites from across the centuries.
  5. A tall granite pillar stone measuring 2.8 metres set against a beautiful blue and pink sky
    With a history dating back thousands of years, Visit Mourne’s mountains and valleys are dotted with countless monuments, marking sites of importance throughout the centuries.
  6. A mystical and enchanting estate, set in magnificent natural surroundings. Visitor experience includes access to the estate's beautiful gardens; historic walks and trails and an exciting play area where children can engage, explore and learn.
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  7. The Saint Patrick Centre is the starting point for any visitor who wishes to know more about Ireland’s patron saint. The exhibition Ego Patricius – The Story of St. Patrick, explores Patrick’s legacy, and recalls the saint’s story, in his own words.
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  8. This is undoubtedly the most commanding building in Newry and is arguably the most important work executed by Newry's greatest native architect, Thomas Duff. Built in 1829 of local granite at a cost of £8,000, it was the first Catholic Cathedral.
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