30th June 2015

Travel Back in Time this Summer

Councillor Naomi Bailie, Chairperson of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is delighted to launch the Ring of Gullion Heritage Coach tours which will be starting on Saturday 18th July and will running until Saturday 5th September. The fully guided coach tours take in the most impressive sights and monuments the Ring of Gullion has to offer.

Time travellers will have Una Walsh as a guide.  Una, a Mullaghbane native, is one of the most passionate people in south Armagh. She has a wealth of knowledge about everything from the formation of Camlough Mountain 400 million years ago, the Ring Dyke 56 million years ago, through Mesolithic, Neolithic Iron age, Bronze age, early and late Medieval and Christian Heritage. Una is passionate about the townlands and knows them the length and breadth of south Armagh. Una is also a Geo-Ambassador and tutors on the Ring of Gullion Ambassador course.

Una will be leading visitors on a journey through the breathtaking landscape of the area whilst enlightening you about the rich natural, built, archaeological and cultural heritage, not forgetting the many myths and legends in which the area is steeped.

Councillor Naomi Bailie said “ This is a great way for everyone to learn about this area of outstanding natural beauty with so many tours happening over the summer, there is no excuse to not visit this great area!”.

Tickets are available to buy from Newry’s Visitor Information Centre at Bagenal’s Castle. Tickets are £10 for adults, £8 for OAPs and under 16 and students or £25 for a family or group of four. Tickets are also available by cheque, or reserved with credit card call 028 3031 3170 for more information.

If you would like to learn more about the Ring of Gullion and what’s happening over the summer, browse the website  or call into the office in Crossmaglen Community Centre, O’Fiaich Square, Crossmaglen, BT35 9AA Tel:-(028) 3082 8590.

More information by clicking here.


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