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Newry, Co. Down

The cathedral town of the North, Newry attracts a large number of shoppers from both sides of the border. 

Newry has lots of historical attractions including Narrow Water Castle built around 1560, a megalithic tomb Goward Dolmen, and Clonygora tomb, Neolithic burial grounds. 

The town is also home to a historic house, Number 1 on Trevor Hill, a five bay granite house in a row of handsome Georgian houses. 

Newry plays host to a couple of festivals throughout the year, such as a rural community festival and an Ulster Scots festival which covers a number of Ulster Scots traditions. 

Newry golf course (0044 28 30 263 871) provides golfing enthusiasts with am 18 hole, fine par three course. 

Anglers will enjoy sea angling along the North east coast or trout fishing on Lough Brickland. 

Visitors can enjoy beautiful mountain walks in the Slieve Gullion Forest Park (0044 28 33 755 1277)  and in Fathom Forest where there are exceptional views over the forest and Carlingford Lough.

Gardens

Knockabbey Castle and Gardens - Tallanstown County Louth
Knockabbey Castle & Gardens
Tallanstown, Co. Louth
Also known as Thomastown Castle, the earliest part of the building dates back to 1399 and this tower house played a part in the strategic defence of the northwest corner of the Pale. A Georgian and later a Gothic wing were added, and the old towe ...
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Golf

The Hotel and 18th Green
Nuremore Hotel & Country Club
Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan
Course Type: Parkland
Originally established in 1991, the 18-hole championship golf course at the 4 Star Nuremore Hotel & Country club has been described as one of the most picturesque parkland courses in the country and acknowledged as one of the finest amenities ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
Golfkeel Cottages - Oatfield Cottage , The Loft Cottage, Dovedale Cottage
Banbridge, Co. Down
Located one mile from the town of Banbridge the tranquil and peaceful surroundings Golfkeel Cottages are are set in their own private grounds wit secure private parking and offer spectacular panoramic views of the rolling countryside and the Moun ...
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What's On

Castlewellan Farmers Market - Co Down - Saturdays
Castlewellan Farmers Market - Saturday 10am-1pm

Castlewellan Community Centre

Contact:

Tara Haughian +44 (0)28 4377 8655 tara@secondnature.ie
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Tourist Attractions

Armagh Planetarium - Armagh County Armagh Northern Ireland
Armagh Planetarium
Armagh, Co. Armagh
Armagh Planetarium is a world-renowned astronomical educational establishment established in 1968 to bring astronomy to a wider audience. The Planetarium features extensive exhibits highlighting the exploration of space and how this is helping us ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
Nuremore Hotel & Country Club
Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan
This fine owner-managed country hotel just south of Carrickmacross is set in a parkland estate, with its own 18-hole golf course, and overlooks a lake. You approach over a little bridge (“Beware - ducks crossing”) and immaculately mai ...
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