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Explore the Ring of Gullion this Easter on Foot

Explore the Ring of Gullion this Easter on Foot

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.

This walk is a circular 8 mile route leaving and finishing at the Ti Chulainn Centre, Mullaghbane. This walk takes in a disused flax mill, the last working one of the area, and Ballykeel Portal Tomb, known locally as the ‘Hag’s Chair’. The walk will be lead by members of the local Gap of the Walking group.

The event is part of the Mourne Gullion Strangford proposed UNESCO Global Geopark activity Programme.

Event Details

Explore the Ring of Gullion this Easter on Foot takes place on April 24, 2019.
It starts at 11.30am and ends at 3pm.

Event Location

Ti Chulainn, Bog Road, Mullaghbawn, Newry, Armagh, BT35 9TT

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Lottery Funded
NIEA DoE N&M DC Biodiversity

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BT35 9AA.

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