Come along to the Ring of Gullion Lúnasa Festival 2021 and immerse yourself in the rich landscape, culture and heritage of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). This festival is part of the Mourne Gullion Strangford Aspiring UNESCO Global Geopark of events and is funded by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. To find a full list of Lúnasa Festival 2021 events visit www.ringofgullion.org.
Starting from Ti Chulainn, Mullaghbawn, enjoy this circular 2.5 hour walk with Ring of Gullion guide Venora. Surrounded by stunning views and a biodiverse landscape, hear dark tales of ancient and modern times. See the Barracks, the Meeting Place and visit the hidden Massrock at Carrive. Walk through country lanes, past old fashioned cottages covered by rambling roses and honeysuckle. Hear the history of the area from landlords and shipwrecks of the 19th Century to the Troubles of the 20th . Above all, immerse yourself in an off-the-beaten-track experience and stunning landscapes that is the Ring of Gullion.
A truly magical walk through history and nature!
The walk takes place on roads and forest tracks, with a few moderately steep inclines. Sturdy footwear and a reasonable level of fitness is recommended. Children over 8+ are welcome with strict adult supervision. Should participants have a medical condition that may hinder their safety, please inform the guides in confidence. To ensure your safety, full current Covid guidelines will be followed.
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Rapid COVID-19 tests – known as Lateral Flow Device (LFD) tests
The use of LFD testing is important as an additional measure alongside the range of existing safety measures in place. It is important to remember that, even with a negative LFD test, continue to follow all other public health and safety measures in place.
It is strongly recommended that anyone participating in, or attending, any event should test themselves before they attend, and on days 2 and 8 after the event. The purpose of this testing is to identify any positive cases in advance of the event, and allow them to self-isolate. Post event testing will also help to identify any asymptomatic COVID-19 infections arising from the event, or social interactions that may occur before or after an organised event.
Rapid COVID-19 tests can be obtained by anyone who requires them, free of charge. Rapid test packs can be ordered online for free delivery to your home.
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