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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

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 Golf Club Signature Par 3 11th over water
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

15th July 2024

Ladies & Gents Open Event

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!

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…

Fairways Golf Advert
LocationKilkeel, Kilkeel

Openings

Season

18th January 2024-20th December 2024

Indoor Golf Simulators powered by Trackman

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…

Kayaking sessions sunset
LocationRostrevor

Openings

Season

1st July 2024-4th September 2024

Kayak Sunset sessions on the Amazing Carlingford Lough Each week during the summer months June,…

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.

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

Pizza Evening at Montalto
LocationBallynahinch

Openings

Season

7th June 2024-30th August 2024

Calling all pizza lovers - get ready to slice into fun! Each Friday, join us for our pizza…

sketching outside
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

10th July 2024-27th August 2024

Outdoor Sketching Class

Tunes on the terrace
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Season

4th July 2024-29th August 2024

Tunes on the Terrace

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…

Afternoon Tea, Burrendale Hotel, Newcastle
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Season

29th April 2024-20th December 2024

Afternoon Tea

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…

Thin Places
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

4th July 2024-26th July 2024

THIN PLACES: KIN REFLECTIONS OF THE MOURNES

show organisers stand in front of castlewellan lake with a pony and a horse
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

13th July 2024

Castlewellan Show offers a fantastic, fun day out for all the family, with something for everyone.

The Mourne Eye 2
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Season

1st June 2024-31st August 2024

The Mourne Eye - Panoramic Views of Newcastle Co Down.

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 …

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…

Saint Patrick exterior with flowers
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

3rd May 2024-6th September 2024

Saint Patrick's Coastal Camino

Tour Castlewellan Historic Demesne
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

7th July 2024-25th August 2024

Run by one of our White Badge accredited guides they include an overview of the rich history of the…

Afternoon tea at Killeavy Castle
LocationKilleavy

Openings

Season

29th April 2024-31st December 2027

Afternoon tea

Downpatrick Racecourse Logo
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Family Race Day

15th July 2024

Enjoy a fun day out with family and friends at Downpatrick Racecourse with our upcoming fixtures…

Next Week

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 Golf Club Signature Par 3 11th over water
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

15th July 2024

Ladies & Gents Open Event

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!

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…

Fairways Golf Advert
LocationKilkeel, Kilkeel

Openings

Season

18th January 2024-20th December 2024

Indoor Golf Simulators powered by Trackman

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…

Kayaking sessions sunset
LocationRostrevor

Openings

Season

1st July 2024-4th September 2024

Kayak Sunset sessions on the Amazing Carlingford Lough Each week during the summer months June,…

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.

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

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!

Pizza Evening at Montalto
LocationBallynahinch

Openings

Season

7th June 2024-30th August 2024

Calling all pizza lovers - get ready to slice into fun! Each Friday, join us for our pizza…

Carlingford Cruises at Haulbowline Lighthouse
LocationGreencastle, Newry

Openings

Lough & Lighthouse Cruises - Live Music with Henry Mac

20th July 2024

Our Lough & Lighthouse Cruise takes you within four hundred meters of the iconic Haulbowline…

sketching outside
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

10th July 2024-27th August 2024

Outdoor Sketching Class

Tunes on the terrace
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Season

4th July 2024-29th August 2024

Tunes on the Terrace

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…

Afternoon Tea, Burrendale Hotel, Newcastle
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Season

29th April 2024-20th December 2024

Afternoon Tea

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…

Thin Places
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

4th July 2024-26th July 2024

THIN PLACES: KIN REFLECTIONS OF THE MOURNES

The Mourne Eye 2
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Season

1st June 2024-31st August 2024

The Mourne Eye - Panoramic Views of Newcastle Co Down.

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 …

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…

Saint Patrick exterior with flowers
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

3rd May 2024-6th September 2024

Saint Patrick's Coastal Camino

Tour Castlewellan Historic Demesne
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

7th July 2024-25th August 2024

Run by one of our White Badge accredited guides they include an overview of the rich history of the…

Afternoon tea at Killeavy Castle
LocationKilleavy

Openings

Season

29th April 2024-31st December 2027

Afternoon tea

Next Month

Forage for wild berries with your own hand woven basket
LocationTullymacreeve, Mullaghbawn, Newry

Openings

Season

24th August 2024-25th August 2024

Learn to weave a round basket to forage for berries this harvest time.

The Boondocks
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

9th August 2024

The Boondocks 'Hank Williams, Glen Campbell, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Gram Parsons, Merle…

Heart O' Down Pipe Band Championships
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Season

10th August 2024

Pipe Band and Highland Dance contest

Mourne Chamber Music Festival on coloured background
LocationMain Street, Newcastle

Openings

Season

30th August 2024-1st September 2024

A brand-new chamber music festival coming to Newcastle County Down this August.

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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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