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  1. Big smiles on the Paddy's Day Paddle
    Join us for an adults only SUP session to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Warrenpoint, then have a pint afterwards!
    1. Enjoy a St. Patrick's Day Treasure Trail in search of our mischievous Leprechauns.
      1. A male juggler performs a trick with some cigar boxes
        Celebrate St Patrick's Day at Down County Museum
        1. Music on St Patrick's Day
          Music at the Museum, Newry and Mourne Museum, Bagnal's Castle, Newry
          1. Loving the craic on our St. Patrick's Day Family paddle
            St Patrick's Day fun with the family on the water in Warrenpoint!
            1. The Legacy: Newry 1920 - 1930 Exhibition
              Tours at Newry & Mourne Museum
              1. The Saint Patrick Centre is the only permanent exhibition in the World about Ireland’s Patron Saint. The History of Ireland starts here in Patrick’s words, which guide you through our amazing multimedia exhibition. Located 2 Hours north of Dublin and 35 minutes south of Belfast beside Saint Patrick’s Grave with a fantastic Craft Store and incredible Garden Cafe. This needs to be your first stop in Ireland.
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              2. Saint Patrick's Story
                The Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion is the home of Ireland’s most famous son, Saint Patrick. Patrick spent his adult life preaching around Ireland, based largely in County Down. Follow in Patrick’s footsteps, and learn about the Ireland he inhabited all the way back in the 5th century.
              3. Walk in the footsteps of Saint Patrick on Saint Patrick’s Way and discover his story with our Pilgrim Guides around the beautiful medieval town of Downpatrick.
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              1. Accommodation
                Sleep in towering castles, in quaint cottages, or camp under the stars. The Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion has plenty of places for you to rest your weary head before going on your next giant adventure. This region boasts incredible stays. Holiday in one of our internationally recognised hotels or stay at one of our acclaimed B&Bs. Be prepared for scenic views, comfortable beds, and service and hospitality you’ll never forget.
              2. Food & Drink
                The Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion is the heartland of fresh produce. Our rolling pastures sweep down to an abundant coastline. As the home of Northern Ireland’s largest fishing fleet and some of the country’s most experienced farmers, you’ll be spoiled for choice.
              3. Walking Holidays
                There are few places on the island better suited to the walker than the Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion. With almost one hundred different mountain peaks, a feast of forest trails and a seemingly endless choice of river, lake and seaside strolls, you’ll need a good strong pair of shoes to tackle everything this place has to offer.
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                The Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion is close to everywhere and the start of your exploration is merely a hop, skip and jump away no matter where on the island of Ireland or further afield you’re starting from. What ever way you travel, an hour or two by plane, train, boat, bus or car is usually all it takes to get you here. We look forward to welcoming you and helping you embrace our giant spirit. So let’s find somewhere to get you started.
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