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Neighbourhoods
Warrenpoint Beach is located alongside the Mourne Mountains on the shores of Carlingford Lough, in County Down. A gently sloping shingle beach with well developed facilities that include shopping and a promenade popular with all types of walkers.
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Warrenpoint
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Warrenpoint Beach is located alongside the Mourne Mountains on the shores of Carlingford Lough, in County Down. A gently sloping shingle beach with well developed facilities that include shopping and a promenade popular with all types of walkers.
The charming medieval village of Carlingford is situated in the heart of the Cooley Peninsula, at the foot of Slieve Foy and overlooking the Mourne mountains. Visitors will encounter a hub of heritage and folklore.
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Carlingford
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The charming medieval village of Carlingford is situated in the heart of the Cooley Peninsula, at the foot of Slieve Foy and overlooking the Mourne mountains. Visitors will encounter a hub of heritage and folklore.
A heady mix of retro and modern gives this city a distinct edge, and Newry has firmly established itself as shopping heaven with locals on the island of Ireland. One of Northern Ireland’s newest city it may be, but the past makes up an integral part of Newry’s modern-day character. And there’s a lot of "past" on offer – after all, human settlement here dates back to 4,000BC. In the 19th century, Newry was a bustling trading port, a place of merchants, markets and noisy city quays. A link to the city’s industrious beginnings can be seen in its place names: Buttercrane Quay, Canal Boat Street and Custom House Quay. A flourish of rejuvenation means many historically significant buildings are intact once more, each with a little tale of their own.
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Newry
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A heady mix of retro and modern gives this city a distinct edge, and Newry has firmly established itself as shopping heaven with locals on the island of Ireland. One of Northern Ireland’s newest city it may be, but the past makes up an integral part of Newry’s modern-day character. And there’s a lot of "past" on offer – after all, human settlement here dates back to 4,000BC. In the 19th century, Newry was a bustling trading port, a place of merchants, markets and noisy city quays. A link to the city’s industrious beginnings can be seen in its place names: Buttercrane Quay, Canal Boat Street and Custom House Quay. A flourish of rejuvenation means many historically significant buildings are intact once more, each with a little tale of their own.
Rostrevor is a village and townland in County Down, Northern Ireland. It lies at the foot of Slieve Martin on the coast of Carlingford Lough, near Warrenpoint. The Kilbroney River flows through the village and Rostrevor Forest is nearby. It is within Newry, Mourne and Down District.
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Rostrevor
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Rostrevor is a village and townland in County Down, Northern Ireland. It lies at the foot of Slieve Martin on the coast of Carlingford Lough, near Warrenpoint. The Kilbroney River flows through the village and Rostrevor Forest is nearby. It is within Newry, Mourne and Down District.
Camlough is a small village five kilometres west of Newry. The village is named after the lake, known as Cam Lough, which is about 90 acres in extent. South of the village is Camlough Mountain which is part of the Ring of Gullion.
Camlough
Camlough is a small village five kilometres west of Newry. The village is named after the lake, known as Cam Lough, which is about 90 acres in extent. South of the village is Camlough Mountain which is part of the Ring of Gullion.
Food scene
Situated in the heart of the Cooley Peninsula at the foot of the picturesque Cooley Mountains overlooking the Irish Sea, Fitzpatrick’s Bar & Restaurant is one of the top dining pubs in Ireland. Equally popular with tourists and locals, Fitzpatrick’s Bar & Restaurant offers fine cuisine and dedicated hospitality, delivered by the Fitzpatrick Team. With its stunning gardens and old-world charm inside, Fitzpatrick’s boasts many prestigious tourism and gourmet accolades. Spectacularly themed displays at festive holidays make a visit to Fitzpatrick’s a truly unique experience. Ideal for a special occasion, family dining, a business meal, or a pint in one of our bars or beer gardens during the summer, Fitzpatrick’s is an experience you’ll want to repeat.
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Fitzpatrick's Bar & Restaurant
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Situated in the heart of the Cooley Peninsula at the foot of the picturesque Cooley Mountains overlooking the Irish Sea, Fitzpatrick’s Bar & Restaurant is one of the top dining pubs in Ireland. Equally popular with tourists and locals, Fitzpatrick’s Bar & Restaurant offers fine cuisine and dedicated hospitality, delivered by the Fitzpatrick Team. With its stunning gardens and old-world charm inside, Fitzpatrick’s boasts many prestigious tourism and gourmet accolades. Spectacularly themed displays at festive holidays make a visit to Fitzpatrick’s a truly unique experience. Ideal for a special occasion, family dining, a business meal, or a pint in one of our bars or beer gardens during the summer, Fitzpatrick’s is an experience you’ll want to repeat.
A Classic pub that offers Tasty Pub food plus an a la Carte menu with a touch of fine dining come the evenings. Be for a formal dinner or just relaxing
The Brass Monkey
1-4 Sandys St
A Classic pub that offers Tasty Pub food plus an a la Carte menu with a touch of fine dining come the evenings. Be for a formal dinner or just relaxing
The Bank bar is the jewel in the crown for the city for delicious home cooked food, the best premium drinks. Live entertainment every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings and live sport on our big screen.
The Bank Newry
1-2 Trevor Hill
The Bank bar is the jewel in the crown for the city for delicious home cooked food, the best premium drinks. Live entertainment every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings and live sport on our big screen.
Best ice cream in Newry.
Timoneys Ice Cream
6 Canal Street
Best ice cream in Newry.
Very popular restaurant. Beautiful traditional wood fired oven pizzas.
La Dolce Vita Pizza Burger Bar
2 O'Hagan Street
Very popular restaurant. Beautiful traditional wood fired oven pizzas.
Multi-award winning fish and chips and homemade Italian gelato.
The Genoa
5 The Square
Multi-award winning fish and chips and homemade Italian gelato.
Cosy wine bar bistro with stripped wooden floors, serving eclectic dishes and small plates.
Art Bar Funkel
3 Monaghan St
Cosy wine bar bistro with stripped wooden floors, serving eclectic dishes and small plates.
Gastropub - Newry centre.
The Oliver
62 Mill Street
Gastropub - Newry centre.
Newry's favourite steakhouse.
Courtneys Steakhouse
24 Margaret Street
Newry's favourite steakhouse.
Favourite Gastropub - the finest quality ingredients locally sourced, good service and good value. All produce is fresh daily, meat, fish, vegetables etc. Hence you are guaranteed to see a different 'special' each night.
The Yellow Heifer
16 Main St
Favourite Gastropub - the finest quality ingredients locally sourced, good service and good value. All produce is fresh daily, meat, fish, vegetables etc. Hence you are guaranteed to see a different 'special' each night.
Nutella and vanilla ice cream, with chopped nuts, Kinder Bueno pieces and hot chocolate sauce topped with fresh cream and a Nugelato wafer.
Nugelato
19 Sugar Island
Nutella and vanilla ice cream, with chopped nuts, Kinder Bueno pieces and hot chocolate sauce topped with fresh cream and a Nugelato wafer.
Frozen Frozen Yogurt Bar - (Milkshakes, Smoothies, Authentic Belgian Waffles, Crepes & Coffee).
Friscos
2 Monaghan Street
Frozen Frozen Yogurt Bar - (Milkshakes, Smoothies, Authentic Belgian Waffles, Crepes & Coffee).
Chippy, fresh fish, delicious takeaway.
Bakers Takeaway Newry
129 Dublin Road
Chippy, fresh fish, delicious takeaway.
Cosy coffee house & bistro in the heart of the beautiful village of Rostrevor.
The Old School House Cafe
Cosy coffee house & bistro in the heart of the beautiful village of Rostrevor.
Delicious steaks, homemade gourmet burgers, including halloumi and vegan burgers and local seafood and fish.
The Rostrevor Inn
Delicious steaks, homemade gourmet burgers, including halloumi and vegan burgers and local seafood and fish.
Seafood bar and grill.
Raymie's Seafood Bar & Grill
4 Duke Street
Seafood bar and grill.
Upscale a la carte restaurant - divine.
The Bay Tree Restaurant
Upscale a la carte restaurant - divine.
Sightseeing
KODAK CORNER & KILBRONEY FOREST If you can resist taking a photo while there, hats off to you. With superb views, a fairly straightforward* route, a great post-adventure coffee spot AND even a car park halfway up if time's not on your side...this place is a must for everyone.
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Kilbroney Park
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KODAK CORNER & KILBRONEY FOREST If you can resist taking a photo while there, hats off to you. With superb views, a fairly straightforward* route, a great post-adventure coffee spot AND even a car park halfway up if time's not on your side...this place is a must for everyone.
Newcastle is a small, beautiful seaside resort town.
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Newcastle
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Newcastle is a small, beautiful seaside resort town.
Drinks
Newry Nightlife - New Gintastic Ginger Janes Hotspot - Cocktail Bar
Gintastic Ginger Janes - cocktail bar.
Ginger Janes
13 Trevor Hill
Gintastic Ginger Janes - cocktail bar.
A great night in Newry starts at The Bridge Bar.
The Bridge Bar
55 North St
A great night in Newry starts at The Bridge Bar.
The Anchor Bar, known locally as ‘PJ’s, is Carlingfords’ best known and most popular bar. Located in the village centre our traditional bar is extremely popular with both locals and visitors alike.
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PJ O Hare's Carlingford
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The Anchor Bar, known locally as ‘PJ’s, is Carlingfords’ best known and most popular bar. Located in the village centre our traditional bar is extremely popular with both locals and visitors alike.
Breakfast/Lunch
A specialty coffee shop in Newry City serving the best coffee from Europes best coffee roasters. Amazing quality for their food too, a focus on seasonality, local produce through all their menus, breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Finegan & Son
9 Kildare Street
A specialty coffee shop in Newry City serving the best coffee from Europes best coffee roasters. Amazing quality for their food too, a focus on seasonality, local produce through all their menus, breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Speciality Coffee. Breakfast or lunch, they endeavour to serve up homemade plates of delisiousness, sourcing quality local produce. Like their famous Magee’s Butcher Sausages.
Church Lane Coffee
32 Church St
Speciality Coffee. Breakfast or lunch, they endeavour to serve up homemade plates of delisiousness, sourcing quality local produce. Like their famous Magee’s Butcher Sausages.
Tucked in the delightful grounds of Annett's Garden Centre and petting farm. Sweet Pea Cafe is a Little Slice of Serenity. Nestled in the Mourne Mountains just two minutes drive from the centre of the scenic seaside town of Warrenpoint. Sweet Pea offers delicious homemade treats, wholesome food and exceptional service.
Sweet Pea Cafe
37 Rath Rd
Tucked in the delightful grounds of Annett's Garden Centre and petting farm. Sweet Pea Cafe is a Little Slice of Serenity. Nestled in the Mourne Mountains just two minutes drive from the centre of the scenic seaside town of Warrenpoint. Sweet Pea offers delicious homemade treats, wholesome food and exceptional service.
Café, Florist & Grocer. My favourite breakfast/brunch spot. Hidden gem.
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Strandfield
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Café, Florist & Grocer. My favourite breakfast/brunch spot. Hidden gem.
Coffee, Loose leaf Teas, Sweets & Treats, Delicious food.
Grounded Espresso Bar
Coffee, Loose leaf Teas, Sweets & Treats, Delicious food.
The Church is a family run Cafe and Bistro, situated in the picturesque village of Rostrevor beside the beautiful Kilbroney Park. Traditional continental cuisine with a contemporary twist uses choice ingredients hand-picked by local family farmers to create seasonal specials and celebrate the natural bounty that the Mournes and the Irish Sea produce. Cafe by day, bistro by night.
The Church
The Church is a family run Cafe and Bistro, situated in the picturesque village of Rostrevor beside the beautiful Kilbroney Park. Traditional continental cuisine with a contemporary twist uses choice ingredients hand-picked by local family farmers to create seasonal specials and celebrate the natural bounty that the Mournes and the Irish Sea produce. Cafe by day, bistro by night.
Walk
The Fairy Glen in Rostrevor provides the start of a pleasant walk with varied scenery from gentle riverside to scenic parkland and woodland. The Fairy Glen is on the left immediately after the bridge beside the entrance to Kilbroney Park.
Provides the start of a pleasant walk with varied scenery from gentle riverside to scenic parkland and woodland.
The Fairy Glen
38 Bridge St
Provides the start of a pleasant walk with varied scenery from gentle riverside to scenic parkland and woodland.
Slieve Gullion Forest Park offers the unmissable opportunity to experience tranquil woodland trails, stunning views across the Ring of Gullion, Mourne Mountains, Cooley Peninsula and Armagh Drumlins and top class facilities for walkers and families. Play in the Adventure Playpark; explore the Giant’s Lair in the wonderful Hawthorn Hill Forest Nature Reserve and woodland trails, or take a turn in the ornamental walled garden, where you will find picnic benches, an outdoor performance stage, an al fresco coffee bar (open in the summer) and a wildlife pond with covered seating areas. Head off on Slieve Gullion Scenic Drive, through 10km of woodland and mountain heath which turns a glorious purple in the summer, taking in amazing sights along the way. A way-marked trail leads from the scenic drive to the ancient passage tomb on the south summit of Slieve Gullion, continuing on to Cailleach Beara’s Lough and Bronze Age tomb and down the north side of the mountain.
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Slieve Gullion Forest Park
89 Drumintee Road
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Slieve Gullion Forest Park offers the unmissable opportunity to experience tranquil woodland trails, stunning views across the Ring of Gullion, Mourne Mountains, Cooley Peninsula and Armagh Drumlins and top class facilities for walkers and families. Play in the Adventure Playpark; explore the Giant’s Lair in the wonderful Hawthorn Hill Forest Nature Reserve and woodland trails, or take a turn in the ornamental walled garden, where you will find picnic benches, an outdoor performance stage, an al fresco coffee bar (open in the summer) and a wildlife pond with covered seating areas. Head off on Slieve Gullion Scenic Drive, through 10km of woodland and mountain heath which turns a glorious purple in the summer, taking in amazing sights along the way. A way-marked trail leads from the scenic drive to the ancient passage tomb on the south summit of Slieve Gullion, continuing on to Cailleach Beara’s Lough and Bronze Age tomb and down the north side of the mountain.
A beautiful short walk around Donaghaguy Lake. It is a shallow spring fed reservoir stocked monthly with Rainbow and Brown Trout. Worm and fly fishing is permitted. Perfect spot for a cycle.
Donaghaguy Lake
A beautiful short walk around Donaghaguy Lake. It is a shallow spring fed reservoir stocked monthly with Rainbow and Brown Trout. Worm and fly fishing is permitted. Perfect spot for a cycle.
Slieve Binnian is one of the Mourne Mountains, the third highest mountain in Northern Ireland at 747 metres. This fantastic circular walking route follows the Mourne Wall to the summit of Slieve Binnian (747m), traverses between the spectacular South and North Tors before descending along a track past the Blue Lough, Annalong Forest and back to the car park.
Slieve Binnian
Slieve Binnian is one of the Mourne Mountains, the third highest mountain in Northern Ireland at 747 metres. This fantastic circular walking route follows the Mourne Wall to the summit of Slieve Binnian (747m), traverses between the spectacular South and North Tors before descending along a track past the Blue Lough, Annalong Forest and back to the car park.
This is a popular route because of its accessibility, handy car parking, good ground conditions and the wonderful views it offers, particularly from Cloghmore and Slieve Martin’s summit.
Slieve Martin
This is a popular route because of its accessibility, handy car parking, good ground conditions and the wonderful views it offers, particularly from Cloghmore and Slieve Martin’s summit.
The park is an adventure paradise for all the family. Enjoy facilities including playparks, family mountain bike, horse and walking trails and a pump track.
Gosford Forest Park
The park is an adventure paradise for all the family. Enjoy facilities including playparks, family mountain bike, horse and walking trails and a pump track.
Kilbroney is a free public park that contains Cloughmore trails which lead up to the legendary Cloughmore stone. You can also visit the Narnia trail, the magical Fairy Glen and excellent mountain bike trails.
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Kilbroney Park
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Kilbroney is a free public park that contains Cloughmore trails which lead up to the legendary Cloughmore stone. You can also visit the Narnia trail, the magical Fairy Glen and excellent mountain bike trails.
Camlough Mountain is a 5.3 kilometer out and back trail located near Newry that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.
Camlough Mountain
Camlough Mountain is a 5.3 kilometer out and back trail located near Newry that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.
Tourist Attraction
Streamvale Open Farm - a fantastic family experience with many opportunities for children and parents to learn and play together
Northern Ireland's Only Open Dairy Farm. A fantastic family experience, demonstration farm with animals, tractor rides, nature trails & homemade ice cream.
Streamvale Open Farm
38 Ballyhanwood Rd
Northern Ireland's Only Open Dairy Farm. A fantastic family experience, demonstration farm with animals, tractor rides, nature trails & homemade ice cream.
In 100 hectares of meadows and woods lies Derrymore House, built at the end of the 18th century in a quaint gentrified vernacular style. Beautiful walk and park.
National Trust - Derrymore House
In 100 hectares of meadows and woods lies Derrymore House, built at the end of the 18th century in a quaint gentrified vernacular style. Beautiful walk and park.
The Spelga Dam magic hill in Northern Ireland is a strange place where your car seems to roll uphill by itself. Optical illusion? Fairies?
Spelga Dam
The Spelga Dam magic hill in Northern Ireland is a strange place where your car seems to roll uphill by itself. Optical illusion? Fairies?
Killeavy Castle is a Grade A listed historical building originally designed in 1836 by architect George Papworth of Dublin. Situated on the eastern base of Slieve Gullion, the original castle and surrounding grounds brought a new element to the beautiful landscape.
Killeavy Castle Hotel and Wellness Centre
12 Ballintemple Road
Killeavy Castle is a Grade A listed historical building originally designed in 1836 by architect George Papworth of Dublin. Situated on the eastern base of Slieve Gullion, the original castle and surrounding grounds brought a new element to the beautiful landscape.
Enclosed in a historic cemetery are the ruins of two churches built back-to-back at the base of Slieve Gallion.
Killeavy Old Churches
Enclosed in a historic cemetery are the ruins of two churches built back-to-back at the base of Slieve Gallion.
The famous 16th-century tower house and bawn near Warrenpoint, facing Narrow Water Castle.
Narrow Water Keep
The famous 16th-century tower house and bawn near Warrenpoint, facing Narrow Water Castle.
This treasured scenic lookout is over the right bank of the Newry River, opposite the Narrow Water Keep and a few hundred metres from the Irish border. There’s a large car park at the foot of the hill, and you can climb through heather to watch the river winding down to the Carlingford Lough. Up here on Barry’s Rock stands a flagpole, 12 metres in height on the site of a historic flag. This was hoisted to help sailors entering the estuary work out the direction and force of the wind, but also may have been a way of warning smugglers against customs officers.
Flagstaff view point
98 Flagstaff Rd
This treasured scenic lookout is over the right bank of the Newry River, opposite the Narrow Water Keep and a few hundred metres from the Irish border. There’s a large car park at the foot of the hill, and you can climb through heather to watch the river winding down to the Carlingford Lough. Up here on Barry’s Rock stands a flagpole, 12 metres in height on the site of a historic flag. This was hoisted to help sailors entering the estuary work out the direction and force of the wind, but also may have been a way of warning smugglers against customs officers.
The largest Aerial Adventure Course in Ireland with more than 30 obstacles and 7 zip wires.
Skypark
The largest Aerial Adventure Course in Ireland with more than 30 obstacles and 7 zip wires.