General Information

Shepherd Lodge
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Shepherd's Lodge is situated in the foothills of the Mourne Mountains at the very edge of Donard Wood at Newcastle, Co Down and overlooking Dundrum Bay.

The Lodge and surrounding areas are ideal for residential and team building activities as well as hill walking, camp craft, bouldering, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking , rock climbing and abseiling for groups using their own leaders or engaging skilled leaders through BB House or Ganaway.

Shepherd's Lodge is owned by the Belfast Battalion of The Boys' Brigade and is available to non-BB youth groups and schools as well as BB units.

In managing the centre The Boys' Brigade seek to provide a neutral and non-threatening environment and to encourage the development of responsible citizenship by facilitating activities to enhance self-awareness, self-esteem and an awareness of and respect for different cultures and beliefs.

Get there through Newcastle, past Donard Car Park, following the route to Greenhill YMCA. At the latter, take the left fork and keep the caravan park on the right. Shepherd's Lodge is the very last building on the track. Sign posts will guide you along the way!

Facilities include;

Kitchen, dining room, 2 Lounge rooms one with working fire

TV + DVD player.

Games Room with Snooker and table tennis table and table football

Disabled toilet and shower

Ironing Facilities

Outside fire Pit

Dogs Welcome Outside

Parking Available

Rooms and units

Rooms and units
Room quantity and type Sleeps
1 x Room for 4 sharing 4
2 x Room for 6 sharing 6
1 x Room for sharing 8


  • Parking Available
  • Ironing Facilities

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  • Parking Available
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Dogs Welcome Outside
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Contact Information

Accommodation / Bunk House

Shepherd Lodge

Shepherd Lodge, 1 Donard Park
Co Down
BT33 0GR
Northern Ireland
Phone number
T: (028) 9032 4853
Web Address

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