The Ring of Gullion offers a variety of Things To Do for visitors to enjoy the countryside. Walkers and cyclists can follow a number of routes ranging in length and difficulty all of which give users the chance to explore the geology, archaology, wildlife and legend of the area. Anglers are also catered for and can enjoy high quality game and coarse angling at a number of premier locations. For equestrian enthusiasts, there are two centrally located equestrian centres, one near Mullaghbane and the other at Forkhill. A jetty for watersports is also available at Cam Lough. Further details for walkers, cyclists and anglers are provided via the side links.
There is a 1:25000 Ring of Gullion Activity Map available at selected Visitor Information Centres.
Slieve Gullion Forest Park offers the chance to explore nature with public facilities close at hand. Enjoy an eight mile scenic drive, Hawthorn Hill Forest Nature Reserve and woodland trail or the ornamental walled garden before returning to the Courtyard Centre where refreshments and toilet facilities are available. A way-marked trail leads from the scenic drive to the south summit of Slieve Gullion, continuing on to Cailleach Beara’s Lough and down the north side of the mountain. There are stunning views form the top of the mountain across the Ring of Gullion, Mourne Mountains, Cooley Peninsula and Armagh Drumlins.
Killeavy Castle Estate is the perfect antidote to the modern fast paced world. As the centrepiece of 350 acres of mixed farm and woodland in County Armagh’s stunning Slieve Gullion, it’s the ideal place to escape, retreat, relax and unwind.
Here, we’re all about living life more slowly and in the present; cherishing those ahhh moments – when the distractions of the modern world finally ebb away and you get closer to the things that matter most. Whether that’s nature, history, loved ones or even yourself, this secluded country Estate will provide everything you need to emerge fully rejuvenated.
Perfect for a unique getaway, wedding or special celebration, take a closer look at everything the Estate has to offer – a beautifully restored Castle, boutique hotel accommodation, superb cuisine with ingredients sourced from our local farms,
a spa and endless opportunities for walking in a stunning location.
Newry is a city in Northern Ireland, divided by the Clanrye river in counties Armagh and Down, 34 miles from Belfast and 67 miles from Dublin.
Known as the Gateway to the North, Newry sits snugly amidst the natural splendour of the Mourne Mountains and the Ring of Gullion. It's at the very heart of the Home of St Patrick, on the borders of Game of Thrones® Territory, and just a short trip away from the fairytale landscapes of Ireland's Ancient East.
Warrenpoint is a small port town and civil parish in County Down, Northern Ireland. It sits at the head of Carlingford Lough, south of Newry, and is separated from the Republic of Ireland by a narrow strait. The town is beside the village of Rostrevor and is overlooked by the Mournes and Cooley Mountains
Carlingford is a town on the Cooley Peninsula, between the waters of Carlingford Lough and the mountain of Slieve Foye, in the northeast of Ireland. It’s known for its oyster farms, medieval buildings and outdoor activities. The 12th-century King John’s Castle overlooks the harbour. Taaffe’s Castle is a 16th-century tower house. Carlingford Heritage Centre, in a medieval church, has displays on local history.
Armagh is the county town of County Armagh and a city in Northern Ireland, as well as a civil parish. It is the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland – the seat of the Archbishops of Armagh, the Primates of All Ireland for both the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of Ireland.
The Mourne Mountains, also called the Mournes or Mountains of Mourne, are a granite mountain range in County Down in the south-east of Northern Ireland. It includes the highest mountains in Northern Ireland, the highest of which is Slieve Donard at 850m.
Titanic Belfast extends over nine interactive galleries, with multiple dimensions to the exhibition, drawing together special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions and innovative interactive features.
Explore the shipyard, travel to the depths of the ocean and uncover the true legend of Titanic, in the city where it all began.
Complete your Titanic Experience with a visit to the world’s last remaining White Star vessel and RMS Titanic’s original tender ship - SS Nomadic! Walk the decks, explore the ship, and take journey through over 100 years of authentic maritime and social history
Northern Ireland is the Home of Thrones.
The popular TV series Game of Thrones® was filmed in Belfast and across Northern Ireland.
Our rugged coast lines, historic castles and breathtaking scenery are the perfect setting for this epic story.
Get the full experience and explore the filming locations with a Game of Thrones tour.
Flanked by the wild North Atlantic Ocean and a landscape of dramatic cliffs, for centuries the Giant’s Causeway has inspired artists, stirred scientific debate and captured the imagination of all who see it.
Why not experience the Giant's Causeway for yourself?
Visit the world-famous basalt columns with one of our official tour guides, or pick up an audio guide and go at your own pace.
Climb the Shepherd's Steps and hike along the clifftop trail to get a bird's eye view of the beautiful causeway coast.
Or enjoy the road less travelled capturing the World Heritage Site on an active five-mile hike along the stunning cliff-top path with the guided Clifftop Experience.
You can also unlock the mystery and stories of the landscape in the exhibition area of the Visitors Centre, which comprises a café serving regional fayre, and a retail zone where you can pick up locally-sourced memories of your causeway trip in the form of beautiful souvenirs and handicrafts, as part of the Visitor Experience.