Archive for the Category: Mournes News

Mournes To Be Promoted as Key Tourism Destination

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

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

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

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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Mournes Walker Airlifted

A walker badly injured in a fall has been airlifted to the Royal Victorial Hospital. The Coastguard, Police helicopter and Mourne Mountain Rescue Team launched a search around 2:30pm for the man who was believed to have fallen around 50 feet in the Eagle Rocks area of Slieve Donard.  On locating him first aid was administered […]

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