Posted on 10th April 2015
Bessbrook Tram Restoration on the Right Track
The most ambitious children’s arts project commissioned in Northern Ireland has almost completed at Slieve Gullion and is set to become a landmark cultural attraction for the island of Ireland.
A series of videos were made by the Year 6 school children in St Malachy's Primary School, Camlough and St Mary's Primary School, Mullaghbawn through the Ring of Gullion AONB project. It aims to raise the awareness of the dangers of wildfires and reduce the amount of fires.
Geotourism is a unique product. It celebrates and promotes aspects of the Mourne-Cooley-Gullion region that make it special – its geology and the related fields of archaeology, mythology and heritage. The landscape around us has shaped the way we live and work and in some ways, we have shaped it.
The Ring of Gullion is a unique geological landform, unparalleled elsewhere in Ireland or the UK and was the first ring dyke in the world to be geologically mapped. The ring of low, rugged hills forms a ‘rampart’ around the heather-clad Slieve Gullion mountain. Rich semi-wild habitats of heath, bog and woodland contrast with the neatly patterned fields and ladder farms.
Slieve Gullion’s mysterious reputation arises from its associations with legends and the wider area’s rich archaeological heritage. The area sits to the north of the Northern Ireland border with the Republic of Ireland and it shares many landscape characteristics with the adjacent area of County Louth.
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Ring of Gullion AONB
Crossmaglen Community Centre,
Tel: 028 3086 1949