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Ring of Gullion Heritage Coach Tours

With the hazy, lazy days of the summer to look forward to; it’s time to look at getting out and about and discovering areas of this great land.

Have you heard of the Ring of Gullion in Northern Ireland but don’t know much about it?

The Ring of Gullion Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a unique geological landform, unparalleled elsewhere in Ireland or the UK. The ring of low, rugged hills forms a ‘rampart’ around the heather-clad Slieve Gullion mountain.

The Ring of Gullion’s mysterious reputation arises from its associations with legends and the wider area’s rich archaeological heritage. It was along these roads and fields, and over these hills and mountains, that Cúchulainn and the Red Branch Knights, the O’Neills and the O’Hanlons roamed, battled and died. The Ring of Gullion is alive with history, awash in scenic beauty and bursting with culture.

The tours kick off on 2nd June 2018 with Una Walsh “the mastermind of the history of the Ring of Gullion” as your tour guide. The coach will leave Bagenal’s Castle, Newry at 10.30 and return at 16.30. The Ring of Gullion Heritage Coach Tour is a great introduction to this area, a hidden gem of Northern Ireland.

Last year, one visitor commented:-

“We highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to experience an historical insight into the culture and folklore of this area of outstanding beauty. The tour guide's passion and knowledge of her heritage and culture was engaging and uplifting and a very positive experience.”

So, call up a few of your favourite travel companions or family members and get booked on these outstanding heritage tours. Escape for a while on this relaxing coach tour of south Armagh, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Booking is essential on the Ring of Gullion website -

Opening times

10:30 - 16:30

June 2, June 9, August 18, August 22, August 25, August 29, September 1, September 5,September 8, September 12

Price list

Adults £15

Concession £12 (16 & under, 60 & over and students with a valid student card)

Payment will be on the day of the tour or call into the Ring of Gullion Office in Crossmaglen. Please bring the exact amount as no change will be given. Please leave enough time before the tour to pay for the tour.


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Ring of Gullion Heritage Coach Tours

Newry & Mourne Museum Bagenal’s Castle Castle Street
County Down
BT34 2BY
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T: (028) 3082 8590
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