6th October 2011

Walkers have a great time on the misty slopes of Slieve Gullion

Ramble around Gullion – National Trails Day

Mayor of Newry and Mourne District Council, Charlie Casey joins Darren Rice, The Ring of Gullion Officer and local guide Loretto Coyle to welcome ramblers to this year’s National Trails Day on the slopes of Slieve Gullion.

The day out was organised by NMDC as part of the Ring of Gullion Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Management Plan to encourage enjoyment of the area.

Loretto ensured it was an experience not to be forgotten as she lead the walk and thrilled ramblers with myths, and exciting ancient tombs from Neolithic Ireland .

Mayor Charlie Casey said, “This ‘walk and talk’ style ramble gave the whole family an opportunity to learn about the Ring of Gullion and explore the great outdoors together. And the ages ranged from 4 to 64!”

Ramblers Kerry, Aoife and Orla Curran said , “We had a great day, the tomb at the top was brilliant and we loved the story about Fionn mac Cumhaill and the old witch of the lake, we will definitely be back to explore more of Slieve Gullion.”

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