Experience Gullion Tours

Trace the story of Ireland here!

Our tour will take you on a journey from the very first footsteps to the events that have shaped our land today. As well as organised tour routes you can pick what / where you want to visit from a list of over 15 amazing archaeological sites, buildings & beauty spots, in your very own tailor made tour!

Be welcomed into the Ring of Gullion with your local guide and be comfortable among small group numbers, so you can hear everything, see everything, and ask anything!

See below for our ‘Legends, Tombs & Witches’ tour;

* Slieve Gullion Forest Park Scenic Drive – A beautiful drive through the forest and around Co. Armagh's highest mountain taking in views over the countryside and Dundalk Bay.

* Ballykeel Dolmen – Portal Tomb dating from 3,500BC, with adjoining cairn & cist, also known as ‘The Hag’s Chair’

* Camlough Lake

* Killeavy Old Church – Church & Graveyard founded in the 5th Century and still in use today, hear how it was plundered by the Vikings in 923AD

* Ballymacdermot Court Cairn – Excellent example of an early court tomb

* Clonlum South Cairn and Killeavy Castle – It’s proved a bit of a puzzle for archaeologists!

* Castle Roche - Stunning extensive remains of a Norman Castle, find out why a blocked up hole is known as the 'Murder Window'

* Moyry Castle – Built to defend the English Crowns advance into Ulster through the Gap of the North in 1601

* BONUS SITE* (Dependant on access availability) Kilnasaggart Pillar Stone – Irelands earliest inscribed Christian stone!

Tour Duration - 5 hours approx. Price - £22 per person (group discounts available)


Or contact Ciara to discuss your interests / choose your own tour from this extended list:

Annaghmare Court Tomb – One of the finest surviving court tomb in NI – almost as it would have been 5,000 years ago!

Clontygora Court Tomb –Known as the ‘Kings Ring’

Creggan Churchyard – Burial place of the Ulster chieftain O’Neills, famed Gaelic poets, outlaws and lawmakers!

Derrymore House –A charming thatched 18th century house & estate where the Act of Union was drafted in 1800

Bessbrook Village – A Quaker ‘model’ village founded around the linen mill industry in 1845

Faughart Church, Graveyard & Motte – Links to St.Brigid and burial place of Edward Bruce of Scotland.

Urnaí Graveyard – Ancient & serene. Burial place of famous Gaelic poet Peadar Ó Doirnín

Creggan Churchyard – Burial place of the Ulster chieftain O’Neills, famed Gaelic poets, outlaws and lawmakers!

Derrymore House –A charming thatched 18th century house & estate where the Act of Union was drafted in 1800

Bessbrook Village – A Quaker ‘model’ village founded around the linen mill industry in 1845

Castle Roche – A beautiful remaining castle, find out why the grand suite window is known as the ‘Murder Window’

Faughart Church, Graveyard & Motte – Links to St.Brigid and burial place of Edward Bruce of Scotland.

Urnaí Graveyard – Ancient & serene. Burial place of famous Gaelic poet Peadar Ó Doirnín

Prices:

Tour Duration – 2.5 - 3hours approx.
Price - £15 / €20 per person
(group discount available)

Opening times:

Saturday, Sunday and Monday - May - September
Sunday & Monday - all year round
Departure times arranged on booking

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Newry Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions

Contact us for directions or bus / train times to Newry or Slieve Gullion Courtyard or check out our facebook.
  • Prior Booking Required
  • Groups Catered For
  • Family Discount
  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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