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Upcoming events in the Ring of Gullion


Bessbrook: Model Village Living History Archive Launch Night

Event takes place on June 6, 2017

The Bessbrook Model Village Living History Archive project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, is opening its doors to the public on Tuesday 6th June at 7:30pm in Bessbrook Town Hall. Come along to share stories of Bessbrook and its surrounding areas and hear our guest speakers talk about the past, present and future of this stunning little village.

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Midsummer Walk

Event takes place on June 21, 2017

We invite you to join Rosemary Mulholland for a free guided midsummer day walk in Bessbrook. Get some fresh air and enjoy the longest day of the year, while learning more about the local industrial and natural heritage. Rosemary will explain the vital role ‘Water power’ played in the industrial development of the area – the Camlough river that powered the Mills; the hydro-electric tram and the viaduct, that was built to carry the steam trains.

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Lúnasa Festival 2017 – Have a go at straw craft

Event takes place on August 7, 2017

Drop in and have a go at making traditional harvest knots from straw with Straw Craft Ireland. You'll be guided through the necessary techniques, while learning the history and traditions of straw craft in Ireland. Once finished, you'll have a traditional harvest knot to take home. There will also be an exhibition of various items woven in a method of plaiting unique to Ireland from baskets and cradles to mummer's masks, variations of Brigid's crosses and corn dollies.

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Lúnasa Festival 2017 – Trekking Thursdays: Gap o’ the North Trail

Event takes place on August 17, 2017

Develop a fascinating and humorous insight into both the spiritual and historical history of the Ring of Gullion during the 1600s along the Gap O' the North trail. This historical walk visiting ancient and current monuments will be led by Venora, a Ring of Gullion Ambassador and Seamus, a local historian.

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Lúnasa Festival 2017 – Mindfulness Walk through Hidden Gems

Event takes place on August 19, 2017

Nurture your awareness of nature by joining Local Ambassador and meditation facilitator Ann Ward on a guided mindful walk. Ann will share stories about the biodiversity and the historical sites including Bell’s Castle, Clonlum burial chamber, Killeavy Old Churches and St. Moninna’s Well. You will develop your mindfulness skills through breathing practices, awareness of nature, a mindful picnic and develop a sensory appreciation of the local landscape while discovering some of the hidden gems of Slieve Gullion along the way.
Please note that a part of the route is steep.

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Lottery Funded
NIEA DoE N&M DC Biodiversity

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Ring of Gullion AONB
Crossmaglen Community Centre,
O’Fiaich Square,
Crossmaglen,
BT35 9AA.

Tel: +44 (0)28 3086 1949
Slieve Gullion Forest Park: +44 (0)28 3031 3170
Email: info@ringofgullion.org

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