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    Top 5 photographs of the Mournes in March 

    Every month we publish the top photographs you send into us. here are the top photographs from March..

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    Mourne Mountains voted UK’s best view

    The jagged mountains forming one of the backdrops to hit fantasy series Game Of Thrones have been voted the nation’s best view, according to a major survey.

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    Stunning timelapse of the Mourne Mountains 

    ‘Beyond The Wall’ is Ryan’s first time-lapse project. It refers to the 22 mile long Mourne Wall which traverses 15 different summits.

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    Spelga Dam, a bit of history

    Spelga Reservoir is a reservoir in the townland of Spelga (Irish: Speilgeach) in the Mourne Mountains of County Down, Northern Ireland. It was formed by the Spelga Dam and sits at over 1,200 ft (370 m) above sea level.

  • The melody and words 'Where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea' of the popular song written by Percy French in 1896, have made the Mournes the best-known mountains in Ireland. An area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Mourne Mountains are the most picturesque in Ireland and were the inspiraton for the writer CS Lewis's magical land of Narnia in his popular children's books the Chronicles of Narnia.  In this compact range, 15 miles long and 8 miles wide, only a dozen of the sixty or so individual summits rise above 2,000ft, with Slieve Donard, at 2,796ft, the highest peak in Ulster.

    The 7 Best Benefits to hillwalking 

    As one of the best forms of exercise for a rejuvenated mind and body, here are seven reasons why you should take to the hills. P

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    6 of the Best Mountian Bike events in Ireland 2016

    For a country who had never even heard about mountain biking a mere 30 years ago, we have come a long way. With a host of trail centres now up and running, the events scene is really starting to gain momentum.

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    Ireland has been named as best travel destination

    Ireland has been named as the best travel destination in the world by a major US magazine.

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    A Chairlift in the Mournes

    THE creation of a new gondola cable car ride into the foothills of the Mournes is one of the key priorities in Newry, Mourne and Down Council’s ambitious new economic, regeneration and investment strategy.

  • Royal County Down is one of the oldest Golf Clubs in Ireland with traditions over one hundred years.
Situated in Newcastle, where in the immortal words of Percy French, "The Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea", Royal County Down is not only a fine test of golf but has accompanying scenery that is spellbinding. Also host to P&O Golf Tournament.

    5 alternates to golfing in the Mourne Mountains

    Heading to Co Down for one of the several fantastic golf courses? We take a look at the top five things to do when you’re not playing golf.

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    Best Mountain Bike Trails in Ireland?

    With over three million pounds invested in mountain biking over the last five years and plans in place for even more trail centre developments in the future, Northern Ireland is widely regarded as one of the most exciting mountain bike destinations in Europe.

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    5 Reasons to Visit the Mournes

    So what makes the Mountains of Mourne so special? Well how about these for starters..

  • The Mourne wall. The Moune Mountains

    Seven Walking Wonders of Northern Ireland

    With so many diverse landscapes in Northern Ireland, we have put together a list of our most spectacular natural wonders and manmade structures that every walker should experience first hand.

  • Great nightlife in Warrenpoint, County Down

    New Bar & Restaurant for Warrenpoint

    A Co Down bar and restaurant is creating 30 new jobs at it reopens its doors this week. Craigmore Catering has taken over the former Duke Bar & Restaurant in Warrenpoint, and has rebranded the business as Number 7 Duke Street following a £150,000 investment.

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    The story of the Mournes water

    High in the Mourne Mountains is the body of water which helps supply most of County Down, parts of other counties and most of Belfast.

    The Silent Valley Reservoir, which we’re approaching from the east, was created in the 1920s and remains one of the biggest engineering schemes Northern Ireland has ever known.

What to Do

Not only can you enjoy one of the finest mountain ranges on the Island of Ireland you can also enjoy some of the best water based activities too. The Mourne mountains are famous for the activities on offer in the…

Where To Stay

  A lover of a hotel? Possibly a Bed & Breakfast? Not to Worry, Enjoy the Mournes has it all to make planning your trip fun and easy. You will find everything you need to know when planning your getaway….

Where to Eat

Known locally is the variety of truly great restaurants offering top food at more than reasonable prices. If restaurants which offer service and food that would rival a Michelin starred outlet tickle your fancy or even award winning fish and…