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Giant events await 

Make your day

  1. Giant Adventures
    Join us for Giant Adventures and Giant Events taking place across Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion this year.
  2. Forest Activities
    With plenty of fun for all the family, from Stories on the Mountains to Family Treasure Hunts. Come with us as we go into the woods this Summer in Castlewellan Forest Park, Delamont Country Park, Kilbroney Park and Slieve Gullion Forest Park.
  3. Lúnasa Festival
    This grass roots heritage festival brings us together annually for a time celebration and hope. Traditionally, a harvest celebration, the Lúnasa Festival celebrates traditions, heritage and skills of the past in immersive and participatory experiences alongside nature walks and tours by the best providers.
  4. Experience Activity & Adventure
    Come and try out 15 new outdoor activity and adventure experiences promising unforgettable moments for nature enthusiasts, soft adventurers and thrill-seekers alike in the Mourne Gullion Strangford Geopark.
  5. What's On July
    What's On July
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

This Week

Killeavy Estate longhorn beef
LocationKilleavy

Openings

Season

4th April 2024-31st December 2027

four and seven-course menu

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…

Ladies and children feeding Alpaca
LocationKilkeel

Openings

CLOSED 12 JULY 2024

1st July 2024-31st July 2024

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

Distillery
LocationCrossgar

Openings

Season

19th January 2024-31st August 2024

Shortcross Gin Tasting Tour Experience

Killeavy Estate longhorn beef
LocationKilleavy

Openings

Season

7th April 2024-31st December 2027

Slow Roast Sunday

Fairways Golf Advert
LocationKilkeel, Kilkeel

Openings

Season

18th January 2024-20th December 2024

Indoor Golf Simulators powered by Trackman

A family exploring the restored cell block
LocationEnglish Street, Downpatrick

Openings

Season

1st July 2024-31st August 2024

Everyday this summer at 2pm, our expert museum staff will give a free tour of the old gaol and our …

Image showing a couple stopping to take a selfie whilst enjoying the Story of Newry Walking Tour.
LocationNewry

Openings

Season

1st May 2024-28th September 2024

Newry’s heritage and colourful history will be brought to life on this imaginative stroll, which…

A family enjoying a game of giant chess
LocationEnglish Street, Downpatrick

Openings

Season

1st July 2024-31st August 2024

Take on a challenge with our giant Connect 4, Jenga, chess or draughts.

Saint Patrick exterior with flowers
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

3rd May 2024-6th September 2024

Saint Patrick's Coastal Camino

Two boys playing tennis at Rowallane Garden
LocationSaintfield

Openings

Season

1st July 2024-1st September 2024

Are you ready for a Summer of Play at Rowallane Garden. Your adventure starts here.

St Patrick's Golf Club Signature Par 3 11th over water
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

15th July 2024

Ladies & Gents Open Event

Summer Sunset Market at Montalto
LocationBallynahinch

Openings

Season

19th July 2024

In the heart of The Café at Montalto and Stableyard, celebrate the summer months and enjoy an…

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…

Jack Russell Terrier on a woman's lap sitting on a park bench. She is feeding him a piece of a cinnamon roll.
LocationStrangford

Openings

Season

20th July 2024-21st July 2024

A paw-some doggy day out for all the family!

Afternoon Tea, Burrendale Hotel, Newcastle
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Season

29th April 2024-20th December 2024

Afternoon Tea

Digging in the Past at Slieve Gullion Forest Park
LocationKilleavy

Openings

Season

1st July 2024-7th August 2024

Join our expert archaeologists for a day of super cool history activities! Get your hands dirty…

Down Arts Centre
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Downpatrick

10th July 2024-28th August 2024

Newcastle

11th July 2024-29th August 2024

Martin McParland introduces the art of outdoor sketching to Downpatrick and Newcastle.

St Patrick's Way Camino and Canoe
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

10th May 2024-13th September 2024

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

image of a purple and yellow flower
LocationEnglish Street, Downpatrick

Openings

Season

1st June 2024-20th July 2024

Art exhibition using the ancient arts of batik and painting on silk

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…

Cranfield Alpacas Family Beach Trek
LocationKilkeel

Openings

Season

15th July 2024

Season

16th July 2024

Season

17th July 2024

Season

18th July 2024

Season

19th July 2024

Season

20th July 2024

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

poster advertising Cathedral View Kids Zone
LocationEnglish Street, Downpatrick

Openings

Season

1st July 2024-31st August 2024

Indoor kids activities - drawing, colouring, dress up and reading

Summer of Play at Castle Ward
LocationStrangford

Openings

Season

6th July 2024-26th August 2024

Embrace a spirit of nature, sport, creativity, science, and fun at Castle Ward!

Next Week

Killeavy Estate longhorn beef
LocationKilleavy

Openings

Season

4th April 2024-31st December 2027

four and seven-course menu

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…

Ladies and children feeding Alpaca
LocationKilkeel

Openings

CLOSED 12 JULY 2024

1st July 2024-31st July 2024

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

Distillery
LocationCrossgar

Openings

Season

19th January 2024-31st August 2024

Shortcross Gin Tasting Tour Experience

Killeavy Estate longhorn beef
LocationKilleavy

Openings

Season

7th April 2024-31st December 2027

Slow Roast Sunday

Fairways Golf Advert
LocationKilkeel, Kilkeel

Openings

Season

18th January 2024-20th December 2024

Indoor Golf Simulators powered by Trackman

A family exploring the restored cell block
LocationEnglish Street, Downpatrick

Openings

Season

1st July 2024-31st August 2024

Everyday this summer at 2pm, our expert museum staff will give a free tour of the old gaol and our …

Image showing a couple stopping to take a selfie whilst enjoying the Story of Newry Walking Tour.
LocationNewry

Openings

Season

1st May 2024-28th September 2024

Newry’s heritage and colourful history will be brought to life on this imaginative stroll, which…

A family enjoying a game of giant chess
LocationEnglish Street, Downpatrick

Openings

Season

1st July 2024-31st August 2024

Take on a challenge with our giant Connect 4, Jenga, chess or draughts.

Saint Patrick exterior with flowers
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

3rd May 2024-6th September 2024

Saint Patrick's Coastal Camino

Two boys playing tennis at Rowallane Garden
LocationSaintfield

Openings

Season

1st July 2024-1st September 2024

Are you ready for a Summer of Play at Rowallane Garden. Your adventure starts here.

St Patrick's Golf Club Signature Par 3 11th over water
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

15th July 2024

Ladies & Gents Open Event

Summer Sunset Market at Montalto
LocationBallynahinch

Openings

Season

19th July 2024

In the heart of The Café at Montalto and Stableyard, celebrate the summer months and enjoy an…

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…

Jack Russell Terrier on a woman's lap sitting on a park bench. She is feeding him a piece of a cinnamon roll.
LocationStrangford

Openings

Season

20th July 2024-21st July 2024

A paw-some doggy day out for all the family!

Afternoon Tea, Burrendale Hotel, Newcastle
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Season

29th April 2024-20th December 2024

Afternoon Tea

Digging in the Past at Slieve Gullion Forest Park
LocationKilleavy

Openings

Season

1st July 2024-7th August 2024

Join our expert archaeologists for a day of super cool history activities! Get your hands dirty…

Down Arts Centre
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Downpatrick

10th July 2024-28th August 2024

Newcastle

11th July 2024-29th August 2024

Martin McParland introduces the art of outdoor sketching to Downpatrick and Newcastle.

St Patrick's Way Camino and Canoe
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

10th May 2024-13th September 2024

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

image of a purple and yellow flower
LocationEnglish Street, Downpatrick

Openings

Season

1st June 2024-20th July 2024

Art exhibition using the ancient arts of batik and painting on silk

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…

Cranfield Alpacas Family Beach Trek
LocationKilkeel

Openings

Season

15th July 2024

Season

16th July 2024

Season

17th July 2024

Season

18th July 2024

Season

19th July 2024

Season

20th July 2024

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

poster advertising Cathedral View Kids Zone
LocationEnglish Street, Downpatrick

Openings

Season

1st July 2024-31st August 2024

Indoor kids activities - drawing, colouring, dress up and reading

Summer of Play at Castle Ward
LocationStrangford

Openings

Season

6th July 2024-26th August 2024

Embrace a spirit of nature, sport, creativity, science, and fun at Castle Ward!

Next Month

Aoife McCabe  - Sean nós dancer
LocationCrossmaglen

Openings

Season

17th August 2024

Come join us at the sean nós dance workshop with Aoife McCabe

Killeavy Estate longhorn beef
LocationKilleavy

Openings

Season

4th April 2024-31st December 2027

four and seven-course menu

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…

A child and an adult enjoying Summer activities at Cranfield Beach
LocationCranfield Beach

Openings

Season

1st August 2024

Come along and discover the wonders of our beach and marine life during National Marine Week.…

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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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