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Mournes To Be Promoted as Key Tourism Destination

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A major publicity drive campaign is being planned to promote the Mournes area between Down, Banbridge and Newry and Mourne District Council areas. This initiative was finally given the green light when it was outlined at a recent Destination Mourne Tourism Management Forum Meeting in the Canal Court Hotel, Newry, on Wednesday 20 February. The […]

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Swiss-style cable car proposed for Mournes

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A MOUNTAIN cable car resembling a ski lift is one of the main features in a massive plan to revamp south-east Ulster. The device would take visitors from Newcastle up into the Mourne Mountains and could be built in as little as five years. Called the Donard Gondola, the novel-sounding scheme is one of a […]

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Sweeping the Mournes Clean Right Down to the Sea

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A group of hardy volunteers braved the wintry conditions this weekend to clear up one of Northern Ireland’s most stunning beauty spots. 119 pupils and 36 adult volunteers from Belfast Royal Academy donned their scarves and gloves on Saturday, 8th December for their 23rd Annual Mournes’ Clean-up. Every winter the North Belfast school makes an […]

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Work commences on exciting new tourism development

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The Mourne Heritage Trust has announced that a major project to enhance the tourism potential of the south east coast of Northern Ireland commenced on Monday 24th November. The marking of the ‘Mourne Coastal Driving Route’ with the distinctive and internationally recognised ‘White on Brown’ tourism signage will complement the existing ‘Causeway Coastal Route’ and […]

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Villagers in turbines battle

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RESIDENTS in Northern Ireland’s idyllic Mourne country are fighting a determined campaign to change the Government’s policy “of allowing wind turbines to spring up in this area of outstanding natural beauty like giant, unsightly mushrooms”. Speaking in the coastal village of Ardglass, environmentalist John Peacocke – along with campaigners Brigid McBride and Mike Mann – […]

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Ritchie hails ‘victory’ for Mourne sheep graziers

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SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has spoken to Newry Times following a meeting which took place in her constituency office regarding Northern Ireland Water’s intention to put out to open tender all of its grazing on some of the peaks in the Mourne Mountains. The meeting was attended by farmers who have grazing rights […]

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Mournes national park won’t be imposed: Alex Attwood

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Environment Minister Alex Attwood has said he will not impose a National Park in County Down’s Mourne Mountains. In a statement to the BBC, he said “the voice of opposition in the Mournes is greater than the voice of support”. He said he was continuing to take stock on the full range of views but […]

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Northern Ireland National Park Panel Created

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Environment Minister Alex Attwood has established a panel of experts to review plans to give Northern Ireland areas popular with tourists national park status. Areas being considered include the Mourne mountains, the Fermanagh lakes and the Causeway coast. The issue has been hotly debated for a decade with the plan winning favour with environmentalists but […]

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Flying the Mournes

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This is an awesome video of Geoff Camps flying over the Mourne Mountains on a paramotor.

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Walker airlifted from Mournes

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A walker in his 60s has been airlifted from the Mourne Mountains. The man who has a medical condition was rescued yesterday afternoon and taken to Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry around 4.15pm where his condition is said to be stable.

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