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Guidebook for Co. Down

Irish Landmark Trust
Irish Landmark Trust
Meðlimur síðan 2013
Irish Landmark Trust

Guidebook for Co. Down

Arts & Culture
Titanic Belfast extends over nine interactive galleries, with multiple dimensions to the exhibition, drawing together special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions and innovative interactive features. Explore the shipyard, travel to the depths of the ocean and uncover the true legend of Titanic, in the city where it all began.
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TEC Belfast
17 Queens Rd
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Titanic Belfast extends over nine interactive galleries, with multiple dimensions to the exhibition, drawing together special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions and innovative interactive features. Explore the shipyard, travel to the depths of the ocean and uncover the true legend of Titanic, in the city where it all began.
Built in the 1820s, this handsome Irish gentry house is surrounded by an 130-hectare (320-acre) wooded riverside estate. The former home of the MacGeough Bond family, a tour of this Neo-classical masterpiece reveals it is unchanged since 1900, with the eclectic interior still evoking the family's tastes and interests. Outside there are sweeping vistas, superb spring bulbs, scenic walks and fascinating courtyard displays.
National Trust - The Argory
144 Derrycaw Rd
Built in the 1820s, this handsome Irish gentry house is surrounded by an 130-hectare (320-acre) wooded riverside estate. The former home of the MacGeough Bond family, a tour of this Neo-classical masterpiece reveals it is unchanged since 1900, with the eclectic interior still evoking the family's tastes and interests. Outside there are sweeping vistas, superb spring bulbs, scenic walks and fascinating courtyard displays.
Parks & Nature
Slieve Gullion Forest Park offers the unmissable opportunity to experience tranquil woodland trails, stunning views across the Ring of Gullion, Mourne Mountains, Cooley Peninsula and Armagh Drumlins and top class facilities for walkers and families. Play in the Adventure Playpark; explore the Giant’s Lair in the wonderful Hawthorn Hill Forest Nature Reserve and woodland trails, or take a turn in the ornamental walled garden, where you will find picnic benches, an outdoor performance stage, an al fresco coffee bar (open in the summer) and a wildlife pond with covered seating areas.
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Slieve Gullion Forest Park
89 Drumintee Road
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Slieve Gullion Forest Park offers the unmissable opportunity to experience tranquil woodland trails, stunning views across the Ring of Gullion, Mourne Mountains, Cooley Peninsula and Armagh Drumlins and top class facilities for walkers and families. Play in the Adventure Playpark; explore the Giant’s Lair in the wonderful Hawthorn Hill Forest Nature Reserve and woodland trails, or take a turn in the ornamental walled garden, where you will find picnic benches, an outdoor performance stage, an al fresco coffee bar (open in the summer) and a wildlife pond with covered seating areas.
The Mournes were first designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty in 1966. In 1986, however, the AONB designation was extended to include the Mourne Mountains, Slieve Croob, their farmed foothills and coast. This designation brings a commitment to safeguard the National beauty, wildlife and historic heritage whilst at the same time promoting its enjoyment to the public. At the heart of this area is the range of mountains, which gives the area its name and image. These mountains are unique because their peaks are grouped closely together, stretching 24 kilometres from Newcastle to Rostrevor, sweeping down to the sea, at both places. There are a wide variety of walks for people o
Mourne Mountains
The Mournes were first designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty in 1966. In 1986, however, the AONB designation was extended to include the Mourne Mountains, Slieve Croob, their farmed foothills and coast. This designation brings a commitment to safeguard the National beauty, wildlife and historic heritage whilst at the same time promoting its enjoyment to the public. At the heart of this area is the range of mountains, which gives the area its name and image. These mountains are unique because their peaks are grouped closely together, stretching 24 kilometres from Newcastle to Rostrevor, sweeping down to the sea, at both places. There are a wide variety of walks for people o
This is an area of outstanding beauty with amazing wildlife, yet Mesolithic tombs and a cutting edge marine current turbine span over 9000 years of human endeavour. Drumlin hills create a pleasant, rolling land and seascape dotted with islands and full of curved sheltered inlets – hence Strangford Lough’s ancient name “Loch Cuan”. Seals, porpoise, thousands of overwintering birds, nesting terns are just some of the inhabitants. The enormous diversity and abundance of wildlife make this area tremendously important for biodiversity and Strangford Lough and Dundrum Bay are part of a network of European conservation sites. The human history of the area can be traced back 9000 years to wh
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Strangford Lough
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This is an area of outstanding beauty with amazing wildlife, yet Mesolithic tombs and a cutting edge marine current turbine span over 9000 years of human endeavour. Drumlin hills create a pleasant, rolling land and seascape dotted with islands and full of curved sheltered inlets – hence Strangford Lough’s ancient name “Loch Cuan”. Seals, porpoise, thousands of overwintering birds, nesting terns are just some of the inhabitants. The enormous diversity and abundance of wildlife make this area tremendously important for biodiversity and Strangford Lough and Dundrum Bay are part of a network of European conservation sites. The human history of the area can be traced back 9000 years to wh
Essentials
Sainsbury's
Turnavall On-Farm Butchery and Artisan Farm Shop 19 Turnavall Road
Turnavall Road
Turnavall On-Farm Butchery and Artisan Farm Shop 19 Turnavall Road
Fegan's Farm Shop
Whitegates Launderette
Banbridge launderette
Partridge Chemist
14 Main St
Daisy Hill Hospital
Entertainment & Activities
Based at Lisburn Leisure Park just outside the city centre, the LeisurePlex boasts the largest leisure pool of its kind in Northern Ireland, with some of the fastest, longest and wettest water rides in Ireland. Complete with a 25-metre competition pool, diving pool, fun filled leisure pool, GymTech 2000 Health and Fitness Suite, Studio 2000 Dance Studio, multi purpose main hall and excellent conferencing facilities, the Lagan Valley LeisurePlex offers one of the most extensive facilities in the United Kingdom.
Lagan Valley LeisurePlex
Based at Lisburn Leisure Park just outside the city centre, the LeisurePlex boasts the largest leisure pool of its kind in Northern Ireland, with some of the fastest, longest and wettest water rides in Ireland. Complete with a 25-metre competition pool, diving pool, fun filled leisure pool, GymTech 2000 Health and Fitness Suite, Studio 2000 Dance Studio, multi purpose main hall and excellent conferencing facilities, the Lagan Valley LeisurePlex offers one of the most extensive facilities in the United Kingdom.
Royal County Down is located in a naturally beautiful links setting in the Murlough Nature Reserve. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Mountains of Mourne, the links stretches along the shores of Dundrum Bay, zigzagging back and forth to provide a different vista from virtually every hole.
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Royal County Down Golf Club
36 Golf Links Rd
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Royal County Down is located in a naturally beautiful links setting in the Murlough Nature Reserve. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Mountains of Mourne, the links stretches along the shores of Dundrum Bay, zigzagging back and forth to provide a different vista from virtually every hole.
Banbridge Golf Club is situated in the heart of the beautiful County Down countryside, conveniently situated 25 miles south of Belfast, with easy access from the main Belfast to Dublin Road and is open to non-members. The course is a mature parkland course set in the rolling drumlins of County Down. Signature holes are the 6th hole with its menacing pond and the par 3 – 221 yard 10th hole, where playing for a safe 4 is usually the best option!
Banbridge Golf Club
116 Huntly Rd
Banbridge Golf Club is situated in the heart of the beautiful County Down countryside, conveniently situated 25 miles south of Belfast, with easy access from the main Belfast to Dublin Road and is open to non-members. The course is a mature parkland course set in the rolling drumlins of County Down. Signature holes are the 6th hole with its menacing pond and the par 3 – 221 yard 10th hole, where playing for a safe 4 is usually the best option!
Banbridge Leisure Centre prides itself on its top-class facilities including four swimming pools, fitness suite, squash courts, as well as a sauna, steam room sports hall and artificial pitch. The Leisure Centre is complimented by three smaller satelite facilities including Cheney Park; a full size third generation artificial pitch facility, Haveloack Park; which consists of a 6 a-side artificial pitch, a full sized grass pitch and a 150 metre running track. King George V bowling and tennis facility completes the Banbridge Leisure portfolio with its 3 tennis courts, 6 grass bowling rinks and a modern pavilion.
Banbridge Leisure Centre
Banbridge Leisure Centre prides itself on its top-class facilities including four swimming pools, fitness suite, squash courts, as well as a sauna, steam room sports hall and artificial pitch. The Leisure Centre is complimented by three smaller satelite facilities including Cheney Park; a full size third generation artificial pitch facility, Haveloack Park; which consists of a 6 a-side artificial pitch, a full sized grass pitch and a 150 metre running track. King George V bowling and tennis facility completes the Banbridge Leisure portfolio with its 3 tennis courts, 6 grass bowling rinks and a modern pavilion.
The Armagh Observatory is a modern astronomical research institute with a rich heritage. Founded in 1789 by Archbishop Richard Robinson, the Observatory is one of the UK and Ireland's leading scientific research establishments. Around 25 astronomers are actively studying Stellar Astrophysics, the Sun, Solar System astronomy, and the Earth's climate. There are daily shows at the planetarium for all ages but tickets must be pre-booked. Please see the website for further details.
Armagh Observatory and Planetarium
The Armagh Observatory is a modern astronomical research institute with a rich heritage. Founded in 1789 by Archbishop Richard Robinson, the Observatory is one of the UK and Ireland's leading scientific research establishments. Around 25 astronomers are actively studying Stellar Astrophysics, the Sun, Solar System astronomy, and the Earth's climate. There are daily shows at the planetarium for all ages but tickets must be pre-booked. Please see the website for further details.
Step back in time in and uncover a way of life from 100 years ago. Discover cottages, farms, schools and shops as you wander through the beautiful parkland of the Folk Museum chatting to costumed visitor guides demonstrating traditional crafts. Immerse yourself in the world famous story of Irish emigration at the museum that brings it to life. Follow the emigrant trail as you journey from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full scale emigrant sailing ship leading to the log cabins of the American Frontier. Meet an array of costumed characters on your way with traditional crafts to show, tales to tell and food to share.
Ulster-American Folk Park
Step back in time in and uncover a way of life from 100 years ago. Discover cottages, farms, schools and shops as you wander through the beautiful parkland of the Folk Museum chatting to costumed visitor guides demonstrating traditional crafts. Immerse yourself in the world famous story of Irish emigration at the museum that brings it to life. Follow the emigrant trail as you journey from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full scale emigrant sailing ship leading to the log cabins of the American Frontier. Meet an array of costumed characters on your way with traditional crafts to show, tales to tell and food to share.
Sightseeing
Neo-classical house and celebrated gardens reflecting the rich tapestry of design and great planting artistry that was the hallmark of Edith, Lady Londonderry. The mild climate of Strangford Lough allows astonishing levels of planting experimentation. The formal areas exude a strong Mediterranean feel and resemble an Italian villa landscape; the wooded areas support a range of plants from all corners of the world, ensuring something to see whatever the season. Engaging tours of the opulent house reveal its fascinating heritage and historic world-famous artefacts and artwork.
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National Trust - Mount Stewart House, Garden and Temple of the Winds
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Neo-classical house and celebrated gardens reflecting the rich tapestry of design and great planting artistry that was the hallmark of Edith, Lady Londonderry. The mild climate of Strangford Lough allows astonishing levels of planting experimentation. The formal areas exude a strong Mediterranean feel and resemble an Italian villa landscape; the wooded areas support a range of plants from all corners of the world, ensuring something to see whatever the season. Engaging tours of the opulent house reveal its fascinating heritage and historic world-famous artefacts and artwork.
Stormont Castle is home to the Northern Ireland Executive and the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister. While it is notable as the building where the Executive meets to agree government policy, it is also a striking piece of architecture with an interesting history.
Stormont Castle
Stormont Castle is home to the Northern Ireland Executive and the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister. While it is notable as the building where the Executive meets to agree government policy, it is also a striking piece of architecture with an interesting history.
The hop on / hop off city tour provides you with a comprehensive look at Belfast city. Your ticket is valid for 48 hours, to allow you to explore every area and district of this unique place.
City Tours Belfast
The hop on / hop off city tour provides you with a comprehensive look at Belfast city. Your ticket is valid for 48 hours, to allow you to explore every area and district of this unique place.
Everything Else
TAXI / HACKNEY CABS: Clanrye Taxis 53 Monaghan Street Newry BT35 6AY Telephone: (028) 30 262222
Clanrye Taxis
53 Monaghan St
TAXI / HACKNEY CABS: Clanrye Taxis 53 Monaghan Street Newry BT35 6AY Telephone: (028) 30 262222