Our governance

The Ring of Gullion AONB is the legal responsibility of Newry Mourne and Down District Council.

Our Governance

The Ring of Gullion AONB is overseen by a Partnership whose members remit is to contribute to the coordination and facilitation of the management of the Ring of Gullion AONB.

The Partnership is guided by a Terms of Reference. The purpose of these Terms of Reference is to outline the key components of the collaborative relationship between the Members who will guide the Ring of Gullion AONB Partnership.

The Partnerships is committed to the conservation and enhancement of the natural beauty of the Ring of Gullion AONB as set out in the five-year AONB Management Action Plan. The Partnership’s principal focus is on the Ring of Gullion Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as designated.

The five-year Ring of Gullion AONB Management Action Plan is produced by The Partnership on behalf of the NIEA – whose duty it is to prepare – once every five years.