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Tour Guides and Experiences – Bringing Gullion to Life

Bring Gullion to life with a local guide and a tailored experience. All the guides here have been verified at the time of writing. All users are recommended to check insurance, risk assessments etc are in place before booking.

Des Murphy

Des Murphy

Des is a Camlough native and has been involved in tourism and recreation in south Armagh for many years. Des is passionate about south Armagh and the Ring of Gullion, and delivers regular tours to international and domestic tourists. His tours cover a wide spectrum of interests, locations and are delivered by bus or on foot.

Des brings life to historical characters of south Armagh like no other. His tours include world famous Ring of Gullion and Armagh Myths and Legends, historical, archaeological and political tours; cross border tours and walking tours of the medieval village of Carlingford, Newry City, Armagh City, Derry City and Belfast City too. For the more adventurous tourist, Des specialises in hill walking tours of Slieve Gullion, the Cooley Mountains, Mourne Mountains, Camlough Mountain, Slieve Foy taking in beautiful scenery and incredible views across south Ulster. Des has been known to give tours all over the island of Ireland and has travelled internationally to attend conferences and events to promote his native and beloved south Armagh.

Mobile: +44 (0) 7841469510
Email: murphydes1@yahoo.co.uk
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Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy

Over the past thirty-five years Kevin has conducted historical, literary and cultural tours of south Armagh, north Louth, south Monaghan and Dublin city (specialising in 1916 and James Joyce’s ‘Dubliners’ and ‘Ulysses’).

Kevin has lectured widely on a number of historical and literary topics such as: Richard Jackson and the Forkill Estate; famine in south Armagh; agrarian secret societies in the first half of the nineteenth century; United Irishmen and defenders in south Armagh; the Bard of Armagh - Bishop Patrick O’Donnelly; the importance of the townland in history and landscape; the prose of Michael J. Murphy; emigration from south Armagh to Ontario; history of Irish drama; history of Irish education from the Bardic schools to the present day; the poetry of Patrick Kavanagh; Charlie Donnelly - poet and revolutionary; the fourth northern division of the IRA; James Joyce’s ‘Dubliners’.

Telephone: +44 (0) 28 3087 8453
Mobile: +44 (0) 7526229394
Email: kmmur@hotmail.com
 

Una Walsh

Una Walsh

Una, a Mullaghbane native, is one of the most passionate people in south Armagh. She has a wealth of knowledge about everything from the formation of Camlough Mountain 400 million years ago, the Ring Dyke around 60 million years ago, through Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze age, Iron age, early and late Medieval and Christian Heritage. Una is passionate about the townlands and knows them the length and breadth of south Armagh. Una also knows about every myth and legend in the area from Cuchulainn to Finn McCool to Deirdre of the sorrows and everything in between. Una is also a Geo-Ambassador and tutors on the Ring of Gullion Ambassador course. Una specialises in the very popular Ring of Gullion Historical Coach Tour, village tours and the poets of south Armagh. Get in touch to book your tour today.

Mobile: +44 (0) 7526269726
Email: unawalsh54@gmail.com

Cú Chulainn Political & Historical Tours

Cú Chulainn Political & Historical Tours

Cú Chulainn Tours is designed to attract visitors to South Armagh to undertake a range of study and leisure tours. The project has been established by Iarchimí Ard Mhacha Theas, a support organisation for republican ex-prisoners and their families in the South Armagh region.

The South Armagh political tours will encourage reflection on the conflict, engagement among those of opposing views and to stimulate cross community contact.

This unique tour will be delivered by former political prisoners who will weave their personal account of the British/Irish conflict into the wider history of this centuries old conflict. We welcome everyone onto our tours.

Telephone: +44 (0) 28 3088 9391
Email: info@cuchulainntours.com
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Experience Gullion Tours

Experience Gullion Tours

Contact Ciara to experience spectacular scenery amongst mountain ranges and lakes, visit historical monuments and relics from the dawn of man to the 17th Century, and become immersed in local Irish folklore...hear how the great warrior Finn McCool was tricked by the Calliagh Berra (white witch) atop the 575m high Slieve Gullion mountain!
Come and discover the ancient burial chambers dating from 3500BC, early Christian sites, and Lord Mountjoys pursual of the last defender of ancient Ulster, Hugh O’Neill, amid the backdrop of the stunning landscape in the Ring of Gullion, County Armagh.

'Legends, Tombs & Witches Tour' Duration - 5 hours approx.
Price per person - £22 / €30 (Group discount available)

Contact Ciara for other tour options, or to discuss your interests for your own tailor-made guided tour.

Mobile: +44 (0) 75994 29468
Email: experiencegulliontours@hotmail.com
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Ann Ward - Xhale

Ann Ward - Xhale

Ann Ward is a native and an Ambassador of the Ring of Gullion. Her family heritage is closely connected to Slieve Gullion Mountain.
Ann recently founded Xhale, a tourism and development organisation. She has a rich tapestry of experience within the community, arts, education and private sectors, as a development facilitator. Personal empowerment is at the heart of all of her work where she offers transformative programmes tailored for individuals, groups and organisations.

Ann is a meditation teacher and offers one to one, group and corporate courses in Mindfulness. She also runs retreats within the sensory paradise of the Ring of Gullion. She teaches a range of practical, portable techniques on how to manage stress in today’s busy world and Slieve Gullion provides a perfect backdrop for her development work.

Ann also organizes guided walks in the Ring of Gullion, where she shares stories on the magnificent geology, ancient sacred sites and healing plants along the way.

Mobile: +44 (0) 7816835147
Email: ann@xhale.biz
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Fionn Mac Cumhaill Chariot Adventures

Fionn Mac Cumhaill Chariot Adventures

Explore the land of myths and legends and step on board Fionn Mac Cumhaill’s Chariot for this unique adventure. Celebrate the oral tradition of South Armagh, view breathtaking scenery from your modern day carriage and enjoy the stories, myths and legends of Mullaghbane and Forkhill Villages and surrounding area with Una Walsh.

Sunday 19th July, and Every Sunday 12pm to 4pm
No booking necessary on Sundays – Bookings available Monday -Saturday

Your tour begins and finishes at Ti Chulainn

Adult – £10
Child/Senior – £8
Family – £25 (2 adults and 2 children)

Mobile: +44 (0) 28 3088 8828
Email: chariotadventures@hotmail.com
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Terms and conditions

The information on this page is correct at the time of writing and every care has been made to ensure accuracy. However, the Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership cannot accept responsibility for any errors, omissions or changes which may occur. We rely on information being submitted by each guide. All liability for loss, disappointment, negligence or other damage caused by the reliance on this information contained below, or in the event of bankruptcy or liquidation of any company, firm or individual mentioned, or in the event of any company, individual or firm ceasing to trade, is hereby excluded. Please satisfy yourself with the competency of each tour guide at the time of booking.

 
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