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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.

This Week

The Edinburgh University String Orchestra at our most recent concert
LocationRostrevor

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30th May 2024

Edinburgh University String Orchestra is putting on a free, hour long concert in St Mary's Star of…

May Spa Treatment of the Month
LocationKilleavy

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1st May 2024-31st May 2024

May Spa Treatment of the Month

Cranfield Alpacas Family Beach Trek
LocationKilkeel

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1st June 2024

Season

3rd June 2024

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

3 Generations Enjoying a Field Walk
LocationKilkeel

Openings

Saturday 1, 8 and 29 June 2024

1st June 2024-29th June 2024

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

Creative Writing
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

8th May 2024-12th June 2024

These workshop-based classes are designed to support those who wish to explore and develop their…

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…

Saint Patrick exterior with flowers
LocationDownpatrick

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Season

3rd May 2024-6th September 2024

Saint Patrick's Coastal Camino

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…

Afternoon Tea, Burrendale Hotel, Newcastle
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Season

29th April 2024-20th December 2024

Afternoon Tea

Chronicles of Long Kesh
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

31st May 2024

Chronicles of Long Kesh

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

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1st May 2024-28th September 2024

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

Killeavy Estate longhorn beef
LocationKilleavy

Openings

Season

7th April 2024-31st December 2027

Slow Roast Sunday

Cranfield Alpacas Family Beach Trek
LocationKilkeel

Openings

Season

29th May 2024

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

Pottery
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

8th May 2024-26th June 2024

Learn how to work with clay using hand-building techniques such as slab work, pinch pots, coiling,…

St Patrick's Way Camino and Canoe
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

10th May 2024-13th September 2024

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

The Walled Garden at The Carriage Rooms Montalto Estate
LocationBallynahinch

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Season

2nd June 2024

Enjoy an exclusive viewing of our Walled Garden where our Head Gardener, Lesley will be on hand to…

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 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…

Blues on the Bay Festival Poster
LocationWarrenpoint

Openings

Spring Bank Holiday Weekend

22nd May 2024-28th May 2024

25th anniversary celebrations for International Guinness® blues on the bay festival 2024 …

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…

Wild River Dipping Hiking
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Season

2nd June 2024

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

Fairways Golf Advert
LocationKilkeel, Kilkeel

Openings

Season

18th January 2024-20th December 2024

Indoor Golf Simulators powered by Trackman

Travel to 5th Century Ireland
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

10th May 2024-6th September 2024

Walking with Duane Fitzsimons, local historian, tour guide and storyteller. This is the place he…

Montalto House
LocationBallynahinch

Openings

Season

29th May 2024

Your visit will begin with a warm welcome while you enjoy tea, coffee and homemade shortbread in…

Next Week

Cranfield Alpacas Family Beach Trek
LocationKilkeel

Openings

Season

3rd June 2024

Season

5th June 2024

Season

7th June 2024

Season

8th June 2024

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

3 Generations Enjoying a Field Walk
LocationKilkeel

Openings

Saturday 1, 8 and 29 June 2024

1st June 2024-29th June 2024

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

Down County Museum Men of '98
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

4th June 2024

Find out more about the history of the Society of United Irishmen and its impact on society and…

pregnancy and baby show
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Season

9th June 2024

NI's Pregnancy, Baby & Family Show with 40 Exhibitors + a series of informative Talks. For…

Creative Writing
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

8th May 2024-12th June 2024

These workshop-based classes are designed to support those who wish to explore and develop their…

Pride & Prejudice at Down Arts Centre
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

7th June 2024

In this humorous, multi-role-playing adaptation, Hotbuckle invites us to enter the world of 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…

Saint Patrick exterior with flowers
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

3rd May 2024-6th September 2024

Saint Patrick's Coastal Camino

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…

Afternoon Tea, Burrendale Hotel, Newcastle
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Season

29th April 2024-20th December 2024

Afternoon Tea

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…

Killeavy Estate longhorn beef
LocationKilleavy

Openings

Season

7th April 2024-31st December 2027

Slow Roast Sunday

patchwork
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

6th June 2024-28th June 2024

Sound Made Visible By Grace Digney

SHORTCROSS GIN
LocationCrossgar

Openings

Season

8th June 2024

Season

8th June 2024

The Shortcross Afternoon Tea & Cocktails

Pottery
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

8th May 2024-26th June 2024

Learn how to work with clay using hand-building techniques such as slab work, pinch pots, coiling,…

St Patrick's Way Camino and Canoe
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

10th May 2024-13th September 2024

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

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…

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…

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…

Mourne Dew Spirit Experience poster
LocationRostrevor

Openings

Season

8th June 2024

Discover Rostrevor's #1 Gin & Whiskey Tasting 'Spirit Experience' by Mourne Dew Distillery.

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…

Tribal drumming at Delamont Country Park
LocationKillyleagh

Openings

Season

9th June 2024

Get ready to groove with the Community Tribal Drummers during European Geoparks Week!   …

Rowallane Garden, Saintfield
LocationSaintfield

Openings

Season

8th June 2024

Join us for an unforgettable evening at Gig in the Garden on Saturday 8 June at Rowallane Garden.

Fairways Golf Advert
LocationKilkeel, Kilkeel

Openings

Season

18th January 2024-20th December 2024

Indoor Golf Simulators powered by Trackman

Next Month

Dramability preparing for their performance of 'Hood in the Wood' at Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick.
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

22nd June 2024-23rd June 2024

The Dramability group are currently in rehearsal for their 2024 Summer Show 'Hood in the Wood'. If…

Down County Museum image, Cathedral
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

15th June 2024

Explore the fascinating history of Early Christian and Medieval Downpatrick

Cranfield Alpacas Family Beach Trek
LocationKilkeel

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1st June 2024

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12th June 2024

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27th June 2024

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28th June 2024

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29th June 2024

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

Downpatrick from Gallows Hill
LocationEnglish Street, Downpatrick

Openings

Season

11th June 2024

Explore the rich architectural heritage of Downpatrick in this walking tour

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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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