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Stone Masons of Mourne Experience

Head Road, Annalong, County Down, BT34 4XH
Stone Masons of Mourne


Local Mountain Leader and Tour Guide Peter Rafferty cannot contain his love of the Mourne Mountains it's history and stories and his passion to keep that history alive is plain to see.

Join him on an experience that will bring you back 150 years when the "hard work wasn't azy and them that did it weren't lazy".

Visit a 19th century Irish cottage and see the living conditions of the time before making your way along tracks once used by horse and cart to draw precious Mourne granite off the mountain to pave the streets of faraway cities.

Enjoy a traditional packed lunch while taking in the views of the Mournes and sample a drop of "the quare stuff" to warm your heart.

Key highlights of the Stone Masons of Mourne guided experience include:

Trying your hand as a Stone Mason using traditional tools | Hike the Mourne Mountains
Visiting a 19th century Irish cottage and seeing the living conditions of the time
Sampling the food and drink consumed by the Stone Masons
Breathing fresh mountain air and hearing the sounds of nature and silence
Spectacular views across the Mourne Mountains and as far as Dublin and the Isle of Man
Irish Story Telling | Tales of people who lived and worked in the Mournes | Myths & Legends
Learning what plants and animals inhabit the Mourne Mountains

Difficulty Level = Moderate, route is on rough rocky ground with some steep inclines and boggy areas. Reasonable level of fitness required.
Duration = 3.5 to 4 hrs (approximately) relaxed pace with stops along the way and time for lun
Distance = 3.5miles (5.5km) approx
Start Point = Near Annalong Co.Down (Detailed directions sent on confirmation of booking)
Meet Time = 09.45am

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Ticket£59.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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