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  1. Mourne Gullion Strangford Outdoor Spring Festival
    Get outdoors this spring with the Mourne Gullion Strangford Outdoor Spring Festival 2024.
  2. Weekly What's On
    From family fun, fabulous festivals and vivacious events, let us help you plan your trip with out weekly guide to What's On.
  3. Spring Lambs at Fort Evergreen, Warrenpoint

    With Spring approaching in the beautiful regions of Mourne, Gullion and Strangford you can expect gardens, parks and mountains bursting with colourful flowers. April is a lovely time of year to visit our area.

    Hopefully, with some warm spring sunshine on the way, you can enjoy a pleasant walk on the beaches or appreciate an outside view while sipping on a coffee or enjoying a pint out in one of the many beer gardens.

  4. Family Events
    For days out with the whole family, the Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion offers a busy calendar of events to suit all ages. Throughout the year, our towns and villages are hubs of activity and fun for the whole family.
  5. An image of tiered seating in the Down Arts Centre auditorium.
    Tickets for performances and workshops will be available to book from Monday 12 December online, by telephoning the box office 0330 137 4014 or in person at Down Arts Centre.
  6. Calendar of Giant Adventures title.  A programme of Giant Adventures, from marathons to vintage cars.  Come join us for Giant Adventures in Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion!
    From Artisan Markets to Summer Evening Cruises on Carlingford Lough; there's plenty happening this month!
  7. What's On Calendar
    From family fun, fabulous festivals and vivacious events, let us help you plan your trip with out weekly guide to What's On from Strangford Lough and Lecale to Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion.

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Sisters by the Sea
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Season

10th January 2023-30th September 2024

Magical Multi-sensory wellness experience

Mountain Ways Ireland
LocationForkhill

Openings

Season

20th April 2024

Prepare to step back in time as we explore how our place in the natural word has evolved over the…

THE ROSE GARDEN
LocationDOWNPATRICK

Openings

Season

1st January 2024-31st December 2024

The Barn Gallery and tea room is set in a stone built farmyard and exhibits landscapes in oils of…

The Cuan - Pour Your Own Pint
LocationStrangford

Openings

Group Booking Essential

19th January 2024-26th December 2024

Pour your own Pint Enjoy the experience of pouring your own pint.  Take home a T Shirt and…

Primary Image
LocationDonard Park, Newcastle

Openings

Season

20th April 2024

Experience the thrill of YMCA Wild Fire and Jam at Greenhill YMCA, nestled beneath Slieve Donard.…

3 Generations Enjoying a Field Walk
LocationKilkeel

Openings

Saturday 13, 20 and 27 April 2024

13th April 2024-27th April 2024

Enjoy an hour long Cranfield Alpaca Field Walk with our cute and cuddly alpacas and get up close…

Mourne Dew Experience
LocationRostrevor

Openings

Season

29th July 2023-31st July 2024

Come along and have a generous sampling of Mourne Dew's award-winning spirits and learn about the…

Castle Gateway
LocationCentral Promenade, Newcastle

Openings

Season

20th April 2024

Experience the thrill of Electric Biking in the company of our friendly Guides amidst the magic of…

Mourne Hot Barrel Sauna
LocationKilkeel

Openings

Season

20th April 2024

Mourne Hot Barrel Sauna offers a unique Finnish Sauna experience for the individual or group up to…

Afternoon Tea in Montalto House with Tour
LocationBallynahinch

Openings

Season

21st April 2024

Feel like a Georgian guest at Montalto House. Enjoy an elegant traditional afternoon tea all hand…

Applique Cushion Down County Museum
LocationEnglish Street, Downpatrick

Openings

Season

20th April 2024

Applique Cushion Come along and learn how to make an appliqued cushion cover. We will learn how…

oil painting
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Tutor: Martin McParland

16th April 2024-25th June 2024

Painting This painting course is aimed at both beginners and those who have some experience of…

Happy Hikers
LocationNewry

Openings

Season

20th April 2024

Embark on a timeless journey to one of Ireland's most captivating viewpoints and immerse yourself…

canoe
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

14th July 2023-30th April 2024

Come & Try Canoeing

Foraging
LocationKilkeel Harbour, Kilkeel

Openings

Season

20th April 2024

Meet and Greet Kilkeel Harbour Co Down. Forage Nicholsons Strand for a profile of seaweeds from…

Secret Dining
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Season

20th April 2024

11 courses in a secret location by celebrity chef Paul Cunningham

Wild River Dipping Hiking
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Season

20th April 2024

Hike to the secret spots and immerse in the rivers of the Mourne Mountains. An activity that…

ebike
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

14th July 2023-30th April 2024

Come & Try Electric Biking

Searching for Gold
LocationNewry

Openings

Season

20th April 2024

One piece of scientific research in 2009 came to the conclusion that, "It is a great satisfaction…

Red Kite Blue Sky
LocationDown

Openings

Season

20th April 2024

Come with me on a meandering dander over ancient country lanes, stopping off at some stunning…

Setting Sail
LocationDown

Openings

Season

20th April 2024

Embark on an enchanting voyage as you set sail on a longship tour of Ardglass. With each stroke of…

kayak
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

14th July 2023-30th April 2024

Come & Try Sit On Top Kayaking

Fairways Golf Advert
LocationKilkeel, Kilkeel

Openings

Season

18th January 2024-20th December 2024

Indoor Golf Simulators powered by Trackman

Whitewater Tour & Tasting
LocationClarkhill Road, Castlewellan

Openings

Season

20th April 2024

Brewery Tour & Tasting

Next Week

Sisters by the Sea
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Season

10th January 2023-30th September 2024

Magical Multi-sensory wellness experience

Tai Chi
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

23rd April 2024-4th June 2024

Tai Chi is a gentle flowing exercise which aims to enhance the bodies intrinsic energy system. The…

walk
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

27th April 2024-7th September 2024

St Patrick's Pilgrim Walk, Downpatrick is an epic adventure. Discover the amazing story of Saint…

THE ROSE GARDEN
LocationDOWNPATRICK

Openings

Season

1st January 2024-31st December 2024

The Barn Gallery and tea room is set in a stone built farmyard and exhibits landscapes in oils of…

The Cuan - Pour Your Own Pint
LocationStrangford

Openings

Group Booking Essential

19th January 2024-26th December 2024

Pour your own Pint Enjoy the experience of pouring your own pint.  Take home a T Shirt and…

3 Generations Enjoying a Field Walk
LocationKilkeel

Openings

Saturday 13, 20 and 27 April 2024

13th April 2024-27th April 2024

Enjoy an hour long Cranfield Alpaca Field Walk with our cute and cuddly alpacas and get up close…

Mourne Dew Experience
LocationRostrevor

Openings

Season

29th July 2023-31st July 2024

Come along and have a generous sampling of Mourne Dew's award-winning spirits and learn about the…

Ridge View Mourne Mountains
LocationCentral Promenade, Newcastle

Openings

Season

27th April 2024

A loop around Commedagh, Corragh and Slievenaglough to the Hares gap, returning along the brandy…

Basic Navigation
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Season

27th April 2024

Join our accomplished mountain leader for an introductory navigation session - no prior experience…

oil painting
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Tutor: Martin McParland

16th April 2024-25th June 2024

Painting This painting course is aimed at both beginners and those who have some experience of…

canoe
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

14th July 2023-30th April 2024

Come & Try Canoeing

Women on the Verge of HRT
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

26th April 2024-27th April 2024

Women on the Verge of HRT by Marie Jones, at Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick.

ebike
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

14th July 2023-30th April 2024

Come & Try Electric Biking

kayak
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

14th July 2023-30th April 2024

Come & Try Sit On Top Kayaking

felted landscape
LocationEnglish Street, Downpatrick

Openings

Season

27th April 2024

Landscape Needle Felting Join local artist Jennifer Cunningham in the Felt Picture Making workshop…

Fairways Golf Advert
LocationKilkeel, Kilkeel

Openings

Season

18th January 2024-20th December 2024

Indoor Golf Simulators powered by Trackman

Forest bathing
LocationKilleavy

Openings

21 April from 1pm to 23 April at 10am.

21st April 2024-23rd April 2024

This restorative 2 night forest-bathing retreat is an opportunity for you to slow down and switch…

Cranfield Alpacas Family Beach Trek
LocationKilkeel

Openings

Season

22nd April 2024

Season

24th April 2024

Season

27th April 2024

Enjoy walking your alpaca along country lanes and along our beautiful beach, then meet the rest of…

Painting at Down Arts Centre
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Tutor: Martin McParland

17th April 2024-19th June 2024

Painting This painting course is aimed at both beginners and those who have some experience of…

handrolled candles burning
LocationBallynahinch

Openings

Season

27th April 2024

Join us for a delightful and eco-conscious workshop at Kinedale Donkeys in Ballynahinch, where…

Ladies and children feeding Alpaca
LocationKilkeel

Openings

Season

27th April 2024

Meet, mingle, feed and herd our charming Alpacas surrounded by panoramic views of the Mournes and…

SUP
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

14th July 2023-30th April 2024

Come & Try Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Taproom & Pizzeria at Whitewater Brewery, Castlewellan
LocationClarkhill Road, Castlewellan

Openings

Season

27th January 2024-21st December 2024

Enjoy a selection of Whitewaters award winning beer along with its own Sourdough pizzas at the…

yellow gate with a lock
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

11th April 2024-3rd May 2024

The Spaces Between By Sarah McWilliams It is often the space between the fixed points in which life…

Next Month

St Patrick's Way Camino and Canoe
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

10th May 2024-13th September 2024

St Patrick's Way Camino & Canoe Adventure, Downpatrick.

Sisters by the Sea
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Season

10th January 2023-30th September 2024

Magical Multi-sensory wellness experience

Walking Saint Patrick's Camino, Newcastle
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

4th May 2024-10th August 2024

Saint Patrick's Camino, Newcastle. Take a scenic coach journey to Trassey Car Park in the shadow…

May forest path
LocationKilleavy

Openings

Season

4th May 2024

This special forest bathing immersion will celebrate the Celtic Festival of Bealtaine, the…

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Make your day

  1. Arts & Theatre Events
    Wander the galleries or take in a show with the Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion. Our theatres, art centres and galleries are home to a busy calendar of events and festivals. Whether you’re a lover of musicals, or an art history buff, you’re sure to find something you’ll love.
  2. Sports Events
    The Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion has been the scenic backdrop to a number of world-class sporting events. Northern Ireland is home to international sporting superstars, like Rory McIlroy and the Dunlop family.
  3. Music Events
    We punch well above our weight when it comes to live music. Whether you’re looking for a traditional session in a cosy pub, hard-driving blues, or the glitz and glamour of musical theatre, we’ve got something to suit every taste.
  4. Family Events
    For days out with the whole family, the Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion offers a busy calendar of events to suit all ages. Throughout the year, our towns and villages are hubs of activity and fun for the whole family.
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