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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

Bertie Ahern
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

7th March 2024

Gerry Kelly in Conversation with Bertie Ahern

Model aeroplanes sitting on the grass ready to fly.
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

3rd March 2024

Flying High Model aircraft display

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

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…

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…

Tai Chi
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

27th February 2024-9th April 2024

Tai Chi is a gentle flowing exercise which aims to enhance the bodies intrinsic energy system. 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,…

Forest Activities
LocationRostrevor, Newry

Openings

Season

2nd March 2024

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

oil painting
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Tutor: Gemma Marie Blakely

16th January 2024-19th March 2024

Tutor: Gemma Marie Blakely

16th January 2024-19th March 2024

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

ebike
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

14th July 2023-30th April 2024

Come & Try Electric Biking

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…

Austen's Women Down Arts Centre
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

3rd March 2024

LADY SUSAN From the award-winning creators of 'Austen's Women', 'A Christmas Carol', 'I…

Sisters by the Sea
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Season

10th January 2023-30th September 2024

Magical Multi-sensory wellness experience

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 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…

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,…

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…

Studio Nights: Terry Christian Songs & Stories
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

7th March 2024

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

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! Come along…

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…

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…

Red brick exterior with town hall clock of Down Arts Centre that sits at the junction of Irish Street, English Street and Scotch Street.
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

1st January 2024-31st December 2024

Located in the heart of Downpatrick, Down Arts Centre is the operational base for the arts in…

SUP
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

14th July 2023-30th April 2024

Come & Try Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Next Week

Bertie Ahern
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

7th March 2024

Gerry Kelly in Conversation with Bertie Ahern

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

Forest bathing
LocationKilleavy

Openings

Season

9th March 2024

This special forest bathing immersion will celebrate Mother Earth

Slievenaglogh
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Season

10th March 2024

Off Trail Guided Walk to the Diamond Rocks, The Mournes

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…

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…

mother days flowers
LocationBallynahinch

Openings

Season

9th March 2024

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

Tai Chi
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

27th February 2024-9th April 2024

Tai Chi is a gentle flowing exercise which aims to enhance the bodies intrinsic energy system. The…

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…

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,…

oil painting
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Tutor: Gemma Marie Blakely

16th January 2024-19th March 2024

Tutor: Gemma Marie Blakely

16th January 2024-19th March 2024

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

ebike
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

14th July 2023-30th April 2024

Come & Try Electric Biking

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…

Sisters by the Sea
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Season

10th January 2023-30th September 2024

Magical Multi-sensory wellness experience

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 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…

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,…

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…

Studio Nights: Terry Christian Songs & Stories
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

7th March 2024

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

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…

Red brick exterior with town hall clock of Down Arts Centre that sits at the junction of Irish Street, English Street and Scotch Street.
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

1st January 2024-31st December 2024

Located in the heart of Downpatrick, Down Arts Centre is the operational base for the arts in…

SUP
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

14th July 2023-30th April 2024

Come & Try Stand Up Paddle Boarding

canoe
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

14th July 2023-30th April 2024

Come & Try Canoeing

Next Month

Ladies and children feeding Alpaca
LocationKilkeel

Openings

Season

13th April 2024

Season

20th April 2024

Season

27th April 2024

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

Family enjoying Easter trail at Rowallane Garden
LocationSaintfield

Openings

Season

23rd March 2024-7th April 2024

This spring, treat the whole family to a world of adventure at Rowallane Garden on an Easter Trail.

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…

Neil Delamere Down Arts Centre
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

14th April 2024

Neil Delamere –Neil by Mouth Catch the usual hilarious tall tales, razor sharp observations and…

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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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