The Rostrevor/ Warrenpoint area is rich in cultural activity and throughout the year there are a number of events that draw visitors from Europe and beyond, as well as local activities on offer all year round...
Festivals in the local area.
The Lumpers Walking Festival, Carlingford
Activities in the local area.
Kilbroney Park and forest
There are few parklands in existence which could surpass the beauty of Kilbroney Park. Here mountain, stream, sea-lough and valley conjure up a scenic wonderland.
The 97 acres which form Kilbroney Park lie close to the shore of Carlingford Lough in the shadow of the forest-clad Slieve Martin.
As a backdrop to Kilbroney Park stands the impressive 4,000 acre Rostrevor
Forest rising sharply from 30m to 500m above sea level. Planted in 1931 mostly with coniferous species, the forest has a breathtaking two mile forest drive providing panoramic views over Carlingford Lough, an old oak plantation dating from the 18th Century, the famous 40 tonnes "Cloughmore" or "Big Stone" and a host of animals ranging from grouse and irish jays to pine martens, red and grey squirrels, foxes and badgers.The park offers a wide range of facilities and services, which include tennis courts, childrens play area, playing fields, an aboretum, barbeque and picnic areas and cafe.
The forest is also a very popular spot for mountain-biking, and one of the best tracks in the world has just opened in 2013.
The Mourne Mountains, also called the Mournes or Mountains of Mourne, are a granite mountain range in County Down in the south-east of Northern Ireland. It includes the highest
mountains in Northern Ireland and the province of Ulster. The highest of these is Slieve Donard at 850 metres (2,790 ft). The Mournes is an area of outstanding natural beauty and has been proposed as the first national park in Northern Ireland. The area is partly owned by the National Trust and sees a large number of visitors every year. The name Mourne (historically spelt Morne) is derived from the name of a Gaelic clann or sept called the Múghdhorna
Warrenpoint Golf Club
Established in 1893, Warrenpoint Golf Club is an
18-Hole Parkland Course, situated in the Heart of County Down, six miles from the Newry City, and is set in part of the luxurious Hall Estate which is home to the famous Narrow Water Castle, the inspiration for our Club Logo.
The course itself measures over 6000 yards in length, set in an area renowned for its natural beauty, surrounded by the Mourne Mountains on one side and Carlingford Lough on the other, and is ranked as one of the top Parkland Courses in Northern Ireland.
Cranfield West offers a gently sloping, mainly sandy beach located at the entrance to Carlingford Lough, an area designated as being of Special Scientific Interest.
Set in an idyllic location at the mouth of Carlingford Lough in County Down, this south facing beach boasts the majestic Mourne Mountains as a backdrop.
include parking, children's play area, toilets and showers. Lifeguard
supervision July-Aug daily 11 am-6 pm and Sept w/ends only.
Kelly's Golf Centre
Kellys golf centre has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment. Situated just 2 miles from Warrenpoint and 6 miles from Newry this new golfing facility has all the latest golfing technology to help you improve your golf game.
Our new state of the art golfing complex has 16 bays with automated teeing
systems, so you can focus on your swing without having to reset the golf ball.
We also provide you with the perfect facility to help you sharpen your short
game. Our newly constructed 9 hole par 3 course features USGA conforming greens, with this short course being a real test for beginners and seasoned golfers alike. Some of the fantastic features of this course include 2 island greens, holes as short as 56 yards and as long as 128 yards.
Mourne Seafood Cookery School
The Mourne Seafood Cookery School is a brand new state of art cookery school located in the Nautilus Centre, with panoramic views of Kilkeel harbour. You will find the freshest fish and
seafood at the home of Northern Ireland’s largest fishing fleet. For those seafood lovers this is an ideal way to learn more about what to look for when buying, handling and cooking seafood. It is aimed to be a fun, relaxed, learning experience. An exciting range of new cookery classes has been added to wet your apetite!
Our renowned chefs will be on hand to give their expertise and answer any
questions you may have.
Rostrevor/Hilltown Cycle Route
This is an interesting circular route between the villages of Rostrevor and Hilltown, passing through pleasant countryside with dramatic views of Rostrevor, the Mourne Mountains and Carlingford Lough.
Head Road, Kilkeel.
The Silent Valley Reservoir was built to gather water from the Mourne Mountains and is the main water supply source for most of County Down and a large part of Belfast.
Ringed by mountains, 'The Valley', located within the Mourne Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, houses beautiful parkland, lakes and a pond.
It attracts around 50,000 visitors per year most of whom come to enjoy the peace and solitude of this mountain area with its unique landscapes and varied
Northern Ireland Water has provided a number of visitor facilities at the site including a restaurant, information centre, conference centre and education centre - all housed in two old colonial style bungalows and enjoying delightful views over the parkland.
During the months of May, June and September at weekends and July and August a daily shuttle bus travels from the car park to the reservoir.
East Coast Adventure Centre