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  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. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  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

Saint Patrick Walk Downpatrick
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

13th June 2024

Explore a range of sites in Downpatrick and beyond associated with St Patrick and his legacy

Down County Museum image, Cathedral
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

15th June 2024

Explore the fascinating history of Early Christian and Medieval Downpatrick

St Patrick Centre Building
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

10th June 2024-14th June 2024

Explore Downpatrick's history in these free walking tours

Afternoon Tea, Burrendale Hotel, Newcastle
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Season

29th April 2024-20th December 2024

Afternoon Tea

Close to You
LocationNewry

Openings

Season

16th June 2024

Celebrating Frank Sinatra

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 at Killeavy Castle
LocationKilleavy

Openings

Season

29th April 2024-31st December 2027

Afternoon tea

Harp
LocationRostrevor

Openings

Season

16th June 2024

Local Young Artist Showcase

Falcon flying toward post.
LocationStrangford

Openings

Season

16th June 2024

Hawks and electric supercars at Castle Ward!

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…

Briege Murphy
LocationRostrevor, Newry

Openings

Season

17th June 2024

We're delighted to welcome back singer songwriter Briege Murphy. From Forkhill in South Armagh, she…

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…

Ciaran Hinds actor portrait
LocationRostrevor

Openings

Season

15th June 2024

In conversation with Ciarán Hinds

Wild River Dipping Hiking
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Season

15th June 2024

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

The Duke of Gloucester inspecting troops at Mourne Park, Kilkeel
LocationNewry

Openings

Season

13th June 2024

Lecture by Dr Gavin Hughes, FRHistS, FRGS

Silver Jewellery Making
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

7th May 2024-25th June 2024

Silver Jewellery Making Class Suitable for beginners with no previous jewellery experience. An…

Djembe Drums
LocationWarrenpoint

Openings

Season

15th June 2024

Season

15th June 2024

Djembe Drumming fun for all the family!

patchwork
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

6th June 2024-28th June 2024

Sound Made Visible By Grace Digney

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

Openings

Season

17th June 2024

Ladies & Gents Open Event

Bop holding a butterfly
LocationWarrenpoint

Openings

Season

15th June 2024

A concert for U4s and their grown ups!

Fairways Golf Advert
LocationKilkeel, Kilkeel

Openings

Season

18th January 2024-20th December 2024

Indoor Golf Simulators powered by Trackman

Downpatrick Racecourse Logo
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Downpatrick Races - Festival Saturday

15th June 2024

Father's Day Meeting

16th June 2024

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

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,…

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…

Next Week

Afternoon Tea, Burrendale Hotel, Newcastle
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Season

29th April 2024-20th December 2024

Afternoon Tea

Devil's Coach Road
LocationAnnalong

Openings

Season

23rd June 2024

Unleash your Adventurous Spirit in the Mournes! Embark on an extraordinary journey through the…

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 at Killeavy Castle
LocationKilleavy

Openings

Season

29th April 2024-31st December 2027

Afternoon tea

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…

Briege Murphy
LocationRostrevor, Newry

Openings

Season

17th June 2024

We're delighted to welcome back singer songwriter Briege Murphy. From Forkhill in South Armagh, she…

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…

jacket
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

22nd June 2024

If you love the idea of making your own clothes but don't know where to start, this simple jacket…

Marcella tribal drumming at Slieve Gullion Forest Park
LocationMeigh

Openings

Season

23rd June 2024

Get ready to dance, sing, play drums and have fun at the Summer Solstice!

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…

Silver Jewellery Making
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

7th May 2024-25th June 2024

Silver Jewellery Making Class Suitable for beginners with no previous jewellery experience. An…

patchwork
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

6th June 2024-28th June 2024

Sound Made Visible By Grace Digney

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

Openings

Season

17th June 2024

Ladies & Gents Open Event

Fairways Golf Advert
LocationKilkeel, Kilkeel

Openings

Season

18th January 2024-20th December 2024

Indoor Golf Simulators powered by Trackman

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,…

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…

Sisters by the Sea
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Mindfulness in Nature

23rd June 2024

Magical Multi-sensory wellness experience

St Patrick's Way Camino and Canoe
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

10th May 2024-13th September 2024

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

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…

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…

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…

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 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

Next Month

Kids in Boat
LocationRostrevor

Openings

Season

8th July 2024-30th August 2024

Each year we run Summer, Halloween and Easter Camps based in Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor. Camps are…

Afternoon Tea, Burrendale Hotel, Newcastle
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Season

29th April 2024-20th December 2024

Afternoon Tea

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.

Afternoon tea at Killeavy Castle
LocationKilleavy

Openings

Season

29th April 2024-31st December 2027

Afternoon tea

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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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