Official tourism website for Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion
En

Gap of the North Walking Tour | Lúnasa Festival

Meeting point: Hill of Faughart, Faughart Graveyard, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Moyry Castle - Gap of the North

About

Enjoy a linear historical walk through time, exploring the borderland hinterland through the prism of the sacred and secular.

Meet at Faughart Ancient graveyard. Walk in the footstep of soldiers and saints, battles and bivouacs. Gain a fascinating insight into the spiritual and historical importance in the 1600's and how it impacted present day history.

Highlights include- penitential stations of St. Brigid, the grave of Edward Bruce, the last 'High King' of Ireland and the battle site of the Gap of the North. Expect a guest speaker!

Wonderful views and Tall Tales!

The walk begins at Faughart graveyard (co-ordinates; 54.513923,- 63843668) and ends at the Kilnasaggart. The walk is downhill and lasts for approx. 2.5 hours. Terrain; Country roads and some grassland. Return transport provided to Faughart from Killnasagart.

What essentials to bring? Raingear and sturdy walking shoes/runners are recommended and suncream. Take a small snack and a drink. Suitable for children over 8+ years with strict parental supervision. Should you or a member of your party have a medical condition that may limit your safety, please contact your guide beforehand in confidence. No dogs please.

Facilities

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£15.00 per ticket
Child£5.00 per ticket

Please contact the organiser for any further information that's required.

Book Tickets Online

Add Gap of the North Walking Tour | Lúnasa Festival to your Itinerary

Check availability for Gap of the North Walking Tour | Lúnasa Festival (opens in a new window)

Close window

Call direct on:

Tel 00 353 8764 79715

Map & Directions

Opening Times

Season (14 Aug 2024)
DayTimes
Wednesday13:30 - 16:00

What's Nearby

  1. South of the County Armagh village of Jonesborough lie the ruins of Moyry Castle, built…

    1.33 miles away
  2. Kilnassagart Inscribed Stone, in the south of County Armagh, is regarded as being one of…

    1.48 miles away
  3. The Slieve Gullion Forest Trail, a magnificent 10km Scenic Forest Drive will be…

    4.18 miles away
  1. Follow Fionn's Giant Adventure (previously known as the Giant's Lair) at Slieve Gullion…

    4.18 miles away
  2. Slieve Gullion Forest Park is in the heart of the Ring of Gullion. The Ring of Gullion is…

    4.18 miles away
  3. Slieve Gullion is Ireland's Mountain of Mystery. Slieve Gullion Forest Park offers…

    4.18 miles away
  4. Slieve Gullion Passage Tomb, dramatically situated on the southern end of the Slieve…

    4.18 miles away
  5. Known locally as the ‘King’s Ring’, this court tomb has a prominent position in the…

    4.94 miles away
  6. This unusual megalithic monument is set on the eastern edge of a low ridge, overlooked by…

    5.09 miles away
  7. Excellent example of a tower-house and bawn built about 1568 at a point where the Newry…

    5.92 miles away
  8. The site contains two early churches situated back to back. Even earlier, it was the…

    6.04 miles away
  9. Warrenpoint Beach is located alongside the Mourne Mountains on the shores of Carlingford…

    6.38 miles away
  10. This Neolithic burial site, dated between 4000 and 2500 BC, has a huge capstone,…

    6.76 miles away
  11. This monument is an extremely well preserved Neolithic burial site with three chambers. …

    7.15 miles away
  12. Our play farm offers a huge indoor soft play area with four dragon slides and a massive…

    7.23 miles away
  13. The church on this site was probably founded with the arrival of the O’Neills around…

    8.14 miles away
Previous Next

Map & Directions

Road Directions

How to get there - Faughart Old Graveyard, Hill of Faughart, Dundalk, Co Louth A91 X8D3.

From Junction 18 on M1;

Travelling South; Follow signs for Dundalk, taking 2nd exit at roundabout at top of sliproad. Follow signs for Faughart taking 4th exit at roundabout. Travel across the M1, then take 2nd exit to L30097

Travelling North on A1 /M1; follow signs for Faughart and take 2nd exit off roundabout at top of sliproad to L3097.

Take sharp right corner in Lwr Faughart to stay on L3097 towards Hill of Faughart. Take 1st left after sharp corner, following sign for Hill of Faughart. Travel approx. km on this road to a large carpark on the right. Walk starts here.

View Maps and Visitor Guides
View what the Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion has to offer and some of the best things to see and do during a visit.
E-newsletter sign up
Sign up for the Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion newsletter for inspiration and travel tips.
Back to Top

Visit Mourne

Tourism Northern Ireland

Geopark

Don't Miss