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Experience Gullion Tours

Slieve Gullion Forest Park, Drumintee Road, Newry, County Down, BT35 8SW
Experience Gullion Tours

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Trace the story of Ireland here!
Our tour will take you on a journey from the very first footsteps to the events that have shaped our land today. As well as organised tour routes you can pick what / where you want to visit from a list of over 15 amazing archaeological sites, buildings & beauty spots, in your very own tailor made tour!

Be welcomed into the Ring of Gullion with your local guide and be comfortable among small group numbers, so you can hear everything, see everything, and ask anything!

See below for our ‘Legends, Tombs & Witches’ tour;
Slieve Gullion Forest Park Scenic Drive – A beautiful drive through the forest and around County Armagh's highest mountain taking in views over the countryside and Dundalk Bay.
Ballykeel Dolmen – Portal Tomb dating from 3,500BC, with adjoining cairn & cist, also known as ‘The Hag’s Chair’
Camlough Lake
Killeavy Old Church – Church & Graveyard founded in the 5th Century and still in use today, hear how it was plundered by the Vikings in 923AD
Ballymacdermot Court Cairn – Excellent example of an early court tomb
Clonlum South Cairn and Killeavy Castle – It’s proved a bit of a puzzle for archaeologists!
Castle Roche - Stunning extensive remains of a Norman Castle, find out why a blocked up hole is known as the 'Murder Window'
Moyry Castle – Built to defend the English Crowns advance into Ulster through the Gap of the North in 1601
Bonus Site* (Dependant on access availability) Kilnasaggart Pillar Stone – Irelands earliest inscribed Christian stone!

Tour Duration - 5 hours approx. Price - £22 per person (group discounts available)

Or contact Ciara to discuss your interests / choose your own tour from this extended list:
Annaghmare Court Tomb – One of the finest surviving court tomb in NI – almost as it would have been 5,000 years ago!
Clontygora Court Tomb –Known as the ‘Kings Ring’
Creggan Churchyard – Burial place of the Ulster chieftain O’Neills, famed Gaelic poets, outlaws and lawmakers!
Derrymore House –A charming thatched 18th century house & estate where the Act of Union was drafted in 1800
Bessbrook Village – A Quaker ‘model’ village founded around the linen mill industry in 1845
Faughart Church, Graveyard & Motte – Links to St.Brigid and burial place of Edward Bruce of Scotland.
Urnaí Graveyard – Ancient & serene. Burial place of famous Gaelic poet Peadar Ó Doirnín
Castle Roche – A beautiful remaining castle, find out why the grand suite window is known as the ‘Murder Window’

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Establishment Features

  • Groups catered for
  • Prior Booking Required

Provider Preferences

  • Free (parking charges may apply)

Travel & Trade

  • Family Discount

Guide Prices

Tour Duration – 2.5 - 3hours approx.
Price - £15 / €20 per person
(group discount available)

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Opening Times

* Saturday, Sunday and Monday - May - September
Sunday & Monday - all year round
Departure times arranged on booking

What's Nearby

  1. Slieve Gullion is Ireland's Mountain of Mystery. The Forest Park offers walking trails,…

    0.32 miles away
  2. This unusual megalithic monument is set on the eastern edge of a low ridge, overlooked by…

    0.82 miles away
  3. The site contains two early churches situated back to back. Even earlier, it was the…

    1.63 miles away
  4. This Neolithic burial site, dated between 4000 and 2500 BC, has a huge capstone,…

    3 miles away
  5. Kilnassagart Inscribed Stone, in the south of County Armagh, is regarded as being one of…

    3.13 miles away
  6. South of the County Armagh village of Jonesborough lie the ruins of Moyry Castle, built…

    3.17 miles away
  7. This monument is an extremely well preserved Neolithic burial site with three chambers. …

    3.26 miles away
  8. Known locally as the ‘King’s Ring’, this court tomb has a prominent position in the…

    3.65 miles away
  9. Bagenal’s Castle located in historic Newry is a 16th century fortified house and…

    5.11 miles away
  10. This is undoubtedly the most commanding building in Newry and is arguably the most…

    5.15 miles away
  11. Excellent example of a tower-house and bawn built about 1568 at a point where the Newry…

    5.31 miles away
  12. A National Trust Property, Derrymore House is an elegant thatched cottage that stands…

    5.37 miles away
  13. This 18 arch viaduct, close to Newry, is a prominent feature of the south Armagh…

    5.84 miles away
  14. The court tomb at Annaghmare is one of the best preserved examples of its type, with many…

    8.4 miles away
  15. Kilbroney Park Forest features riverside walks and an arboretum. There is a two-mile…

    9.05 miles away
  16. 'Cill Bhronaigh', or Bronagh’s Church (12th century), is located in the graveyard just…

    9.19 miles away

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