Warrenpoint, Co. Down
The port at Warrenpoint handles container traffic and when Newry port closed in the 1970s the port was enlarged. The town has a lively waterfront and a long promenade.
Every year Warrenpoint plays host to its own answer to the Rose of Tralee festival, with an opening parade, musical entertainment and fireworks.
Golfers can take advantage of Warrenpoint golf club (0044 28 41 753 695), which is a quality course with magnificent views of Carlingford Lough and the Mournes.
Visitors to the area will enjoy relaxing walks through Kilbroney Park (0044 28 41 738 134), which covers 97 acres of mountain, streams, Lough and valley.
The local activity centre, Thrills and Spills Warrenpoint (0044 28 41 752 852) offers jet skiing, mountain biking, adventure games and an indoor adventure playground for children.