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Ring of Gullion, County Armagh

Mourne Mountains

The Mournes stand true to the words of songwriter Percy French as the place ‘where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea’. They are not only one of Ireland’s most scenic areas and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), they are quite simply an adventurer’s paradise.

Victoria Lock - courtesy of Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership

Victoria Lock Picnic and Amenity Site

Co Down

Victoria Lock, built in 1850 was closed to commercial traffic in 1966. There is landscaped, shady and sheltered picnic sites and plenty of parking, plus access to the new waymarked trail through forest leading to the fabulous Flagstaff Viewpoint.


Tollymore Forest Park

Co Down

Oak wood from Tollymore Forest Park was used for the interiors of the White Star liners which included the Titanic. A walk along the Shimna River is marked by many curiosities, natural and artificial - rocky outcrops, bridges, grottos and caves.

Silent Valley

Silent Valley Mountain Park

Co Down

The Silent Valley Reservoir was built to gather water from the Mourne Mountains and is the main water supply source for most of County Down and a large part of Belfast. The famous Mourne Wall was constructed to enclose the reservoir's catchment area.

Slieve Gullion Forest Park

Slieve Gullion Forest Park, Adventure Playpark and The Giant's Lair

Co Armagh

Slieve Gullion is Ireland's Mountain of Mystery. The Forest Park offers walking trails, a scenic drive, an Adventure Playpark, Giant's Lair children's story trail and Courtyard with coffee shop.

Golf Royal County Down

Royal County Down Golf Club

Co Down

Royal County Down is located in one of the world's most naturally beautiful links settings in the Murlough Nature Reserve. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Mountains of Mourne.

Bagenal's Castle front view / Newry / co. Down

Bagenal's Castle and Newry and Mourne Museum

Co Down

Bagenal’s Castle located in historic Newry is a 16th century fortified house and adjoining 19th Century warehouse, and has been sympathetically restored to house Newry & Mourne Museum and Newry Visitor Information Centre.

F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio

FE McWilliam Gallery and Studio

Co Down

An award winning art gallery dedicated to the memory of world-renowned sculptor Frederick Edward McWilliam who was born in Banbridge.

Castlewellan Forest Park

Castlewellan Forest Park & Peace Maze

Co Down

Located in a dramatic setting of mountains and sea, this is one of the most oustanding tree and shrub collections in Europe. The beauty, vigour and perfect shape of the trees in the National Aboretum attract tree enthusiasts from around the world.

Greencastle Royal Castle

Greencastle Royal Castle

Co Down

Commanding the mouth of Carlingford Lough, the Castle has an eventful history. It was built in the 13th century, taken by Edward Bruce in 1316, attacked at least twice by the Irish in the late 14th century and maintained as a garrison up to 1590.

Killbroney Park

Kilbroney Park

Co Down

The forest features riverside walks and an arboretum. There is a two-mile forest drive to panoramic views over Carlingford Lough. There is also an Information area and cafe.

Scarva Visitor Centre

Scarva Visitor Centre

Co Armagh

Scarva Visitor Centre is located on the banks of the Canal adjacent to the original basin, which has been partially excavated and where vast quantities of coal were loaded for use in the local linen industry.

Ring of Gullion Way

Co Armagh

A circular walk through and ancient volcanic landscape.

Dundrum Castle03

Dundrum Castle

Co Down

Believed to have been built in or around 1177, Dundrum Castle was built by John De Courcy as part of his coastal defence after he invaded Ulster. Dundrum Castle is located on a wooded hill north-west of Dundrum village near Newcastle.

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