Fancy learning more about the Ring of Gullion area – A Special Place?
This Easter, Newry Mourne and Down District Council and the Ring of Gullion team are offering members of the public a range of ways to experience this great area.
The Ring of Gullion lies within a region long associated with an ancient frontier that began with the earliest records of man’s habitation in Ireland. It was along these roads and fields, and over these hills and mountains, that Cúchulainn and the Red Branch Knights, the O’Neills and O’Hanlons roamed, battled and died. The area, which has always represented a frontier from the ancient Iron Age defences of the Dorsey, through the Anglo-Norman Pale, and latterly the modern border, is alive with history, scenic beauty and culture.
Last year Una Walsh left everyone on the bus tours filled with a new found enthusiasm for the history and the heritage of the Ring of Gullion area, as she brought historical characters, buildings and the history of the local area to life.
This coach trip will start at Bagenal’s Castle in Newry, Una will spend the morning regaling tales of South Armagh and after a lunch stop in Crossmaglen (lunch is not provided), we will start the return leg.
Please wear appropriate clothing for the outdoors as we will be walking across rough ground for some stops.
The event is part of the Mourne Gullion Strangford proposed UNESCO Global Geopark activity Programme.