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  1. 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.
  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. 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.
  4. 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!

This Week

Visitors enjoying 'Illumaphonium: halo' interactive light and sound installation in Newry City this February.
LocationNewry

Openings

Season

2nd February 2024-29th February 2024

We are delighted to bring Halo:Illumaphonium to Sugar Island in Newry this February. Created by…

ebike
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

14th July 2023-30th April 2024

Come & Try Electric Biking

oil painting
Location10 - 14 Central Promenade, Newcastle

Openings

Season

16th January 2024-19th March 2024

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

Model aeroplanes sitting on the grass ready to fly.
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

3rd March 2024

Flying High Model aircraft display

kayak
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

14th July 2023-30th April 2024

Come & Try Sit On Top Kayaking

oil painting
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

16th January 2024-19th March 2024

Season

16th January 2024-19th March 2024

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

Fairways Golf Advert
LocationKilkeel, Kilkeel

Openings

Season

18th January 2024-20th December 2024

Indoor Golf Simulators powered by Trackman

Image of Asciepias incarnata, Apocynaceae, from North America, copyright Natural History Museum. The box is wrapped in red, yellow and green marbled p
LocationEnglish Street, Downpatrick

Openings

Season

2nd March 2024

Join Dr Vicky Pickering, guest speaker from the Natural History Museum in London, in Down County…

Strangford Stone, Delamont Country Park
LocationKillyleagh

Openings

Season

3rd March 2024

Join the experts and be amazed by all the animals they bring to Delamont Country Park!

rolling pink hills
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

8th February 2024-1st March 2024

Latest works by Leo Casement depicting his individually styled "Vertical Fields". Landscapes of the…

Cranfield Alpacas Family Beach Trek
LocationKilkeel

Openings

Season

2nd March 2024

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

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…

Absolutely Flabulous Down Arts Centre
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

1st March 2024

'Absolutely Flab-u-lous: Bernie Jones's journey from Laundry Queen to Slimming…

Exhibition banner image featuring a woodblock print of  a multicoloured small bird on a flowery branch.
LocationEnglish Street, Downpatrick

Openings

Season

20th January 2024-13th April 2024

Northern Ireland is the first stop for this exhibition, which reunites items from Sir Hans Sloane's…

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…

Electric Mountain Biking Castlewellan Forest Park
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

3rd March 2024

Come & Try Electric Mountain Biking… and enjoy the absolute buzz of electric bikes on the stunning…

Sisters by the Sea
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Season

10th January 2023-30th September 2024

Magical Multi-sensory wellness experience

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…

3 Generations Enjoying a Field Walk
LocationKilkeel

Openings

Saturday 2, 9, 16 and 23 March 2024

2nd March 2024-23rd March 2024

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

Newry: Highlighting the heritage
LocationNewry

Openings

Season

1st March 2024

Explore the architectural heritage of Newry and the history of the Newry Canal. Talks and a walking…

Forest Activities
LocationRostrevor, Newry

Openings

Season

2nd March 2024

Step into the enchanting world of Narnia at Kilbroney Park's FREE Whispering Trees Storytelling…

SUP
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

14th July 2023-30th April 2024

Come & Try Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Distillery
LocationCrossgar

Openings

Season

19th January 2024-5th April 2024

Shortcross Gin Tasting Tour Experience

canoe
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

14th July 2023-30th April 2024

Come & Try Canoeing

Next Week

ebike
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

14th July 2023-30th April 2024

Come & Try Electric Biking

oil painting
Location10 - 14 Central Promenade, Newcastle

Openings

Season

16th January 2024-19th March 2024

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

Silver Bracelet
LocationEnglish Street, Downpatrick

Openings

Season

9th March 2024

Silver Linked Bracelet Spend a day of fun and make a pair of silver linked bracelet under the…

Give My Head Peace at Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

8th March 2024

After yet another sell-out run in 2023 the Give My Head Peace gang return to Down Arts Centre,…

kayak
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

14th July 2023-30th April 2024

Come & Try Sit On Top Kayaking

oil painting
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

16th January 2024-19th March 2024

Season

16th January 2024-19th March 2024

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

Studio Nights: Terry Christian Songs & Stories
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

7th March 2024

Terry Christian: Songs & Stories, at Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick.

mother days flowers
LocationBallynahinch

Openings

Season

9th March 2024

Celebrate in style this Mother's Day with a delectable afternoon Tea in Montalto House.

Fairways Golf Advert
LocationKilkeel, Kilkeel

Openings

Season

18th January 2024-20th December 2024

Indoor Golf Simulators powered by Trackman

Cranfield Alpacas Family Beach Trek
LocationKilkeel

Openings

Season

9th March 2024

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

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…

porcelain vassels
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

7th March 2024-5th April 2024

Dogwoods and Dollars An exhibition by artist in Residence Áine McKenna. Specialising in porcelain,…

Exhibition banner image featuring a woodblock print of  a multicoloured small bird on a flowery branch.
LocationEnglish Street, Downpatrick

Openings

Season

20th January 2024-13th April 2024

Northern Ireland is the first stop for this exhibition, which reunites items from Sir Hans Sloane's…

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…

Electric Mountain Biking Castlewellan Forest Park
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

10th March 2024

Come & Try Electric Mountain Biking… and enjoy the absolute buzz of electric bikes on the stunning…

Forest bathing
LocationKilleavy

Openings

Season

9th March 2024

This special forest bathing immersion will celebrate Mother Earth

Mrs C's warm greeting at her front door
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Season

9th March 2024

Mrs C's "Bake me a traditional loaf and eats & treats" In beautiful Dundrum in County Down, set…

Sisters by the Sea
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Season

10th January 2023-30th September 2024

Magical Multi-sensory wellness experience

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…

3 Generations Enjoying a Field Walk
LocationKilkeel

Openings

Saturday 2, 9, 16 and 23 March 2024

2nd March 2024-23rd March 2024

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

Bertie Ahern
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

7th March 2024

Gerry Kelly in Conversation with Bertie Ahern

SUP
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

14th July 2023-30th April 2024

Come & Try Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Distillery
LocationCrossgar

Openings

Season

19th January 2024-5th April 2024

Shortcross Gin Tasting Tour Experience

canoe
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

14th July 2023-30th April 2024

Come & Try Canoeing

Next Month

Poster displaying details of an Easter egg hunt at Kinedale Donkeys, Ballynahinch
LocationBallynahinch

Openings

Season

29th March 2024

Season

29th March 2024

Season

30th March 2024

Season

30th March 2024

Don't miss out on this egg-citing opportunity to celebrate Easter with our beloved Kinedale…

ebike
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

14th July 2023-30th April 2024

Come & Try Electric Biking

Andy Irvine Down Arts Centre
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

15th March 2024

Andy Irvine As part of the St Patrick's Day celebrations in Downpatrick, we are delighted to…

Exhibition at The Saint Patrick Centre.
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

16th March 2024

Family Fun Day at The Saint Patrick Centre this Saint Patrick's Festival.

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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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