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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

rolling pink hills
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

8th February 2024-1st March 2024

Latest works by Leo Casement depicting his individually styled "Vertical Fields". Landscapes of the…

flames
LocationEnglish Street, Downpatrick

Openings

Season

24th February 2024

Silver Necklace or Earrings Spend a day of fun and make a pair of silver earrings or a necklace…

Large group on Tour
LocationRathfriland

Openings

Season

6th January 2024-25th February 2024

Guided winter wildlife tour with Red Kites NI around the beautiful landscape of the foothills of…

ebike
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

14th July 2023-30th April 2024

Come & Try Electric Biking

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…

Whitewater Tour & Tasting
LocationClarkhill Road, Castlewellan

Openings

Season

24th February 2024

Brewery Tour & Tasting

SUP
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

14th July 2023-30th April 2024

Come & Try Stand Up Paddle Boarding

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…

Distillery
LocationCrossgar

Openings

Season

19th January 2024-5th April 2024

Shortcross Gin Tasting Tour Experience

Sisters by the Sea
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Season

10th January 2023-30th September 2024

Magical Multi-sensory wellness experience

handrolled candles burning
LocationBallynahinch

Openings

Season

24th February 2024

Join us for a delightful and eco-conscious workshop at Kinedale Donkeys in Ballynahinch, where…

oil painting
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

16th January 2024-19th March 2024

Season

16th January 2024-19th March 2024

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

Electric Mountain Biking Castlewellan Forest Park
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

24th February 2024

Come & Try Electric Mountain Biking… and enjoy the absolute buzz of electric bikes on the stunning…

Fairways Golf Advert
LocationKilkeel, Kilkeel

Openings

Season

18th January 2024-20th December 2024

Indoor Golf Simulators powered by Trackman

Teechers
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

24th February 2024

Teechers

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…

Cranfield Alpacas Family Beach Trek
LocationKilkeel

Openings

Season

24th February 2024

Season

28th February 2024

Enjoy walking your alpaca along country lanes and along our beautiful beach, then meet the rest of…

oil painting
Location10 - 14 Central Promenade, Newcastle

Openings

Season

16th January 2024-19th March 2024

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

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…

The Green Retreat
LocationKilkeel

Openings

Season

24th February 2024

Our first retreat of 2024! Saturday 24th February 9.30am - 1.30pm. It will be fun and relaxing,…

kayak
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

14th July 2023-30th April 2024

Come & Try Sit On Top Kayaking

Ladies and children feeding Alpaca
LocationKilkeel

Openings

Season

24th February 2024

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

View from summit over Mourne Mountains
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Season

24th February 2024

Hike some of the higher mountains

canoe
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

14th July 2023-30th April 2024

Come & Try Canoeing

Next Week

rolling pink hills
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

8th February 2024-1st March 2024

Latest works by Leo Casement depicting his individually styled "Vertical Fields". Landscapes of the…

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…

ebike
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

14th July 2023-30th April 2024

Come & Try Electric Biking

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…

SUP
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

14th July 2023-30th April 2024

Come & Try Stand Up Paddle Boarding

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…

Distillery
LocationCrossgar

Openings

Season

19th January 2024-5th April 2024

Shortcross Gin Tasting Tour Experience

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…

Sisters by the Sea
LocationNewcastle

Openings

Season

10th January 2023-30th September 2024

Magical Multi-sensory wellness experience

Newry: Highlighting the heritage
LocationNewry

Openings

Season

1st March 2024

Explore the architectural heritage of Newry and the history of the Newry Canal. Talks and a walking…

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…

oil painting
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

16th January 2024-19th March 2024

Season

16th January 2024-19th March 2024

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

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…

Fairways Golf Advert
LocationKilkeel, Kilkeel

Openings

Season

18th January 2024-20th December 2024

Indoor Golf Simulators powered by Trackman

Model aeroplanes sitting on the grass ready to fly.
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

3rd March 2024

Flying High Model aircraft display

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…

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…

Cranfield Alpacas Family Beach Trek
LocationKilkeel

Openings

Season

28th February 2024

Enjoy walking your alpaca along country lanes and along our beautiful beach, then meet the rest of…

oil painting
Location10 - 14 Central Promenade, Newcastle

Openings

Season

16th January 2024-19th March 2024

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

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…

Absolutely Flabulous Down Arts Centre
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

1st March 2024

'Absolutely Flab-u-lous: Bernie Jones's journey from Laundry Queen to Slimming…

kayak
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

14th July 2023-30th April 2024

Come & Try Sit On Top Kayaking

canoe
LocationCastlewellan

Openings

Season

14th July 2023-30th April 2024

Come & Try Canoeing

Visitors enjoying 'Illumaphonium: halo' interactive light and sound installation in Newry City this February.
LocationNewry

Openings

Season

2nd February 2024-29th February 2024

We are delighted to bring Halo:Illumaphonium to Sugar Island in Newry this February. Created by…

Next Month

Woodland Trust WTML
LocationCrossgar

Openings

Season

23rd March 2024

Gather up the kids, pull on your wellies and follow the clues around the wood on this fun filled…

Brennan Miskelly McCormick Irish Dancers
LocationEnglish Street, Downpatrick

Openings

Season

17th March 2024

Season

17th March 2024

Dancers from the Brennan Miskelly McCormick school of Irish Dance will entertain the crowds in Down…

rolling pink hills
LocationDownpatrick

Openings

Season

8th February 2024-1st March 2024

Latest works by Leo Casement depicting his individually styled "Vertical Fields". Landscapes of the…

Waterfall
LocationKilkeel

Openings

Season

16th March 2024

Experience the enchanting allure of the mystical Mourne mountains on an extraordinary guided…

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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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