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Kingdom of Mourne
is a two-week festival that happens somewhere
between mid-July and mid-August. This festival
improves local community relations and it is also
a major attraction for holidaymakers. Events include
sheep dog trials, street hockey, children's fancy
dress, sand castle competitions, vintage vehicles,
live open air & pub entertainment, tennis
coaching, exhibitions and demonstrations, fishing
competitions, fireworks display and much more
which appeals to locals and visitors alike.
Mourne Mountains and surrounding area offers some
of the best walking in Ireland set within stunning
scenery. Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural
Beauty (AONB), there is not only a huge diversity
of flora and fauna but also a wealth of heritage,
myths and legends. The Festival is the ideal time
to come and discover the delights of the area,
sample some of the excellent local cuisine and
accommodation, enjoy traditional music and most
importantly participate in some wonderful walking.
Park hosts a day long event of motor memorabilia.
A large selection of classic & vintage cars
can be viewed with motor club enthusiasts from
all over Ireland in attendance. This is a great
event for the family with fun fairs, stalls and
live entertainment in the gig-rig. The majestic
surroundings of Kilbroney Park make this a special
event and all proceeds are donated to local charities.
For the motor enthusiasts, auto jumbles and special
stalls offer an opportunity to acquire needed
"Maiden of the Mourne" Festival
a two-week festival that happens somewhere between
mid-July and mid-August. This festival offers
something for all the family, with a range of
events including band concerts, outdoor entertainment,
sporting events & top celebrity performances,
parades, children's events and The Maiden of the
Mourne Competition featuring entrants from across
truly exhilarating live, musical experience! Celtic
Fusion is the only Festival of its kind in Ireland,
showcasing the hottest new talent on the international
Celtic music scene alongside some of the most
famous names in the business. The Festival takes
place in a natural amphitheatre in Castlewellan
Forest Park and in a number of other venues across
the District. Organised by Down District Council's
Cultural and Economic Development Department.
Mountain Marathon is a competitive event for teams
of two. At the start of each day teams are presented
with a course of varying numbers of control markers
which are identified by 6-figure map references.
They must visit each control in the prescribed
order but may chose their own route between each
marker. A feature of the event is the overnight
camp at which all teams must be self-sufficient
with everything being carried throughout the two
days of competition. The event is held during
Fiddlers Green Festival
Green Festival is a family-established annual
celebration of Irish music and culture with an
international flavour, which takes place in the
scenic village of Rostrevor. The Festival includes
the annual Hall of Fame award, presented to the
person or group who has made a significant contribution
to Irish music or culture. The nightly folk club
features the best of Irish & International
Harbor Hooley is a weekend festival beginning
on 13th August This festival offers something
for everyone. The main event is the Mackerel Massacre
(a fishing competition), followed by a raft race,
street theatre, vintage car show, talent competition
for children and the Solid Gold Show. This event
attracts people on a local and national basis.
on the Bay Festival
on the Bay Festival takes place in Warrenpoint
over the last bank holiday weekend in May. It
attracts quality Blues & Jazz performances
and includes 25 acts throughout the weekend in
the selected bars. There are three main showcase
gigs featuring top class international artists.
Music workshops also feature throughout the weekend.
This is an excellent weekend with a great mix
of music to suit all tastes.
is real family entertainment paradise, offering
outdoor heated seawater fun pools, giant slides,
bouncy castle and an adventure playground. Inside
an exhibition space provides a haven for adults
to relax, knowing that their children are in safe
hands in the Tropicana's creche or kiddies' club.
An extensive programme of evening variety shows,
concerts and cinema presentations enhances the
Tropicana's family appeal.