The Ring of Gullion is alive with history, awash in scenic beauty and bursting with culture
People have inhabited the Ring of Gullion AONB since just after the end of the last Ice Age, their lives have been shaped by the unique landscape and its underlying geology. In the same way, they have shaped the land with agriculture and industry. The stories of ancient traditions, lost religions and power struggles are written across the mountains, drumlins, and plains.
The landscape displays the relics of giants, druids and early saints. The passage of time is marked with Neolithic megaliths and cairns, frontier hill forts and earthen ramparts, Christian crosses and holy wells, the graves of Ireland’s earliest saints and monastic ruins, and the compelling story of St. Patrick, St. Bridid and St. Moninna.
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Below are listed both the geology and biodiversity Areas of Special Scientific Interest in south Armagh. The Northern Ireland Environment Agency holds the latest site related documents; site maps, citations,...