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Tollymore Forest Park

Tollymore Forest Park (sometimes mistakenly called Tullymore) is one of N. Ireland’s premier forests and parks. In 2000 it was listed by the Sunday Times newspaper among the top 20 picnic sites in the UK. Located at the foot of the scenic Mourne Mountains and very close to the bustling town of Newcastle, County Down, …

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Navan Centre

A visit to Navan Fort will be incomplete without a visit to Navan Centre, located two miles west of Armagh on the Killylea Road (A28). The Centre is a visitor centre for Navan Fort. Its purpose is to immerse you in the early history of Ireland especially as it revolves around Emain Macha the ancient …

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Hillsborough Castle

Hillsborough Castle, located in the up market town of Hillsborough in County Down is a beautiful 18th century Georgian mansion and the residence of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. It is also used by the Royal family when they visit Northern Ireland. History The castle was begun by Lord Hillsborough, Marquis of County …

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Enniskillen Castle

Enniskillen Castle is one of the famous castles of Ireland and a landmark site of the beautiful city of Enniskillen. Compared to other Irish castles it is not as old and battle scarred as the 12th century Carrickfergus Castle nor as new and elegant as the 18th century Belfast Castle. The earliest reference to the …

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The Mountains of Mourne: Granite rocks covered with honeybee inviting heather.

When I first heard about the famous Mountains of Mourne, I chuckled to myself “They call this a mountain?” Coming from mountainous and rugged Greece where you are closer to mountains than to the sea, I found the Mournes plain hills. Going up the Mournes however, humbled me. The environment is astonishing, the vicinity is …

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