its surrounds are some of the most outstanding
areas of natural beauty in Northern Ireland and
offer a wide range of local attractions:
You don't have to go very far to find great food.
The fantastic Celtic Fjord and The Kilbroney have
superb restaurants. A lot of the other pubs offer
great pub food if you're feeling like a quick
bite. Ireland is famous for its pubs and Rostrevor
has its fair share of them. We have one for every
day of the week! From the traditional Irish session
through local bands and on to nightclubs - the
Rostrevor area and a little further afield have
something to appeal to everyone's taste. We can
help you find out what's on and where to go for
your evening entertainment.
The nearby city of Newry has a long established
reputation as a centre of retail excellence. It
has all the main high street names for the discerning
The most famous festival associated with Rostrevor
are the Fiddlers Green festivals which gathers
together musicians for a weeks festival beginning
However there are many other local festivals such
as the Blues On the Bay, The Ulster Fleadh, Wee
Binnian Walking Festival, Maiden of the Mournes
and Kilbroney 2000 to name but a few.
If you are into Tennis, there are courts in Rostrevor
at Kilbroney Park, Warrenpoint and in Newry. These
courts are open to the public all year round.
If golf is your chosen hobby then County Down
has it’s fair share of Golf courses. Local
courses include Warrenpoint , Kilkeel and Ashfield.
Killowen is a small sailing village near Rostrevor.
It also has a thriving sailing club.
There are also a variety of equestrian centre's
in the area for the horse enthusiast.
Cycling is another activity with spectacular circular
cycle routes beneath the high Mournes, with beautiful
views across countryside with patchwork fields
and stonewalls leading to the Irish Sea. Newry
& Mourne is linked to the Sustrans Cycle Network
via the Newry Canal Cycle Route.
Our entire district is a walkers paradise! Newry
and Mourne is a superb walking destination, offering
a wide range of walks that cater for a broad range
of fitness, ability and experience, from flat
easy coastal routes to testing slopes and mountains.
Newry and Mourne is blessed with a diversity of
habitat that leaves the entire area a mecca for
bird watchers. The slopes and summits of the Mournes
and Slieve Gullion, the oak woods of Rostrevor,
the shoreline and its clean beaches and rich mudflat's,
the freshwater streams and lakes scattered across
the landscape, all are host to a wide range of
bird life, both resident and migrant.
Newry and Mourne's many rivers and lakes have
some of the country's best waters for game and
coarse angling. There is something to suit all
levels of angler, be it novice or experienced.
Angling is available in the following waters:
Coarse Fishing in the Newry Canal, Camlough Lake
and Derrylecka Lake.
Game Fishing in the Clanrye River, Newry; Fane
River, Crossmaglen; Creggan River, Crossmaglen;
Bann River, Rathfriland; and the Spelga and Fofanny