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Donaghadee, Co. Down

Donaghadee is a charming seaside town and harbour, which was a major port from the 16th to the 19th century situated on the east coast of County Down; about 18 miles from Belfast it is about five miles south east of Bangor on the Ards Peninsula and is best known for its attractive little harbour lighthouse. According to the Guinness Book of Records, Grace Neills claims to be Ireland's oldest public house, opened in 1611 as the 'King's Arms'.

Anglers will enjoy fly fishing for trout at the Portavoe Reservoir, while golf enthusiasts can avail of the part links, part inland open course with great views of the Copeland Islands and the Scottish coast at Donaghadee golf club (0044 28 91 883 624). 

Gardens

Rowallane Garden - Saintfield Ballynahinch County Down Northern Ireland
Rowallane Garden
Saintfield, Co. Down
Rowallane is at its most glorious in spring and autumn, thanks to the display of rhododendrons and azaleas and the final blaze of glory of ornamental trees and shrubs, but it is a lovely place at any time of year. The 52 acre demesne near the old ...
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Golf

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Royal Belfast Golf Club
Craigavad, Co. Down
Course Type: Parkland
Founded on November 9th 1881, the Royal Belfast Golf Club is the oldest club in Ireland and has a delightful, parkland setting on the shores of Belfast Lough. Its formation proved to be the inspiration for the growth of the game in Ireland. Th ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
The Colonel's Lodge
Holywood, Co. Down
The Colonel's Lodge is set in the garden of Beech Hill Country House bed and breakfast. It is a converted grain store with a small double bedroom under the rafters in an open gallery upstairs , a small single bedroom dow ...
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What's On

Belfast - St. Georges Street - Saturdays
Every Saturday 9am-4pm

St. Georges Street, Belfast

Contact: Andrew Irvine 00 44 (0) 28 9027 0509

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Tourist Attractions

Museum at the Mill - The Mill Museum - Newtownabbey County Antrim Northern Ireland
Museum at the Mill
Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim
Museum at The Mill invites visitors of all ages to explore the history and learn about the heritage of Mossley Mill, a flax spinning mill in County Antrim which dates back to the early 1800s. Housed within what was originally the wet spinning ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
Hastings Culloden Estate & Spa
Holywood, Co. Down
Formerly the official palace for the Bishops of Down, the Culloden is romantically set in beautifully maintained gardens and woodland overlooking Belfast Lough and the County Antrim coastline. The building is a fine example of 19th-century Sc ...
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