Castleblayney & South Armagh

Famed for its spectacular beauty, it’s no wonder that the magical Lough Muckno and Ring of Gullion area is fast becoming such a magnet for visitors. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Ring of Gullion in South Armagh is famous as the source of many powerful Irish myths. Known as the ‘Killarney of the North’, Muckno is based around the largest lake in County Monaghan.

There are so many ways to enjoy this idyllic natural wonderland. Choose from a range of exhilarating outdoor activities from hill walking and mountain climbing to woodland rambles, boating, water-skiing, horse riding, golfing and some of the finest angling on the island of Ireland.

The sublime Slieve Gullion Pathway has been specially created to suit all ages and abilities. Take the path to the mystical ancient cairn at the top of Slieve Gullion for a truly spiritual experience and gaze around you at the breathtaking views that stretch for miles. Children will adore the fabulous new adventure play area in the foothills of the mountain too.

Just minutes from the charming town of Castleblayney, the serene Lough Muckno attracts nature ramblers, sports enthusiasts, families and anglers alike to enjoy its wooded walks, picnic areas, boating, golfing and world-class angling, not to mention its state-of-the-art new adventure play area.

So easy to get to and around, this beautiful region offers everything from mountains, lakes and woods to a wide range of activities for all. There’s so much more to enjoy while you’re here too, such as welcoming pubs, restaurants and coffee shops, enticing spas, fine hotels and fascinating museums.

So come along, meet the locals and enjoy the wonderful attractions and scenery of this unique area for a truly unforgettable experience.