A Visitors Guide to Newry, Mourne and Gullion
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Leisure activities are in no short supply in the Newry area. The many lakes, rivers and coastal locations provide brilliant opportunities for the keen angler. The golfing enthusiast can try out any of a number of golf courses located within a short driving (no pun intended!) distance.

Newry Newry Golf Club, Forkhill Road, Newry (028) 3026 3871
Cullyhanna  Ashfield Golf Club, Cullyhanna, South Armagh (028) 3086 8180
Warrenpoint Warrenpoint Golf Club, Lower Dromore Road (028) 302752219
Newcastle Mourne Golf Club, Newcastle (013967)23889
Newcastle Murlough Nature Reserve near Newcastle provides the opportunity for birdwatching and studying Ireland's unique wildlife.
The Quays - Buttercrane offers better quality shopping Newry has established itself as the main retail centre outside Dublin and Belfast. There are two large shopping centre complexes in the town centre - Buttercrane and The Quays, Buttercrane being more established and better quality. Outside the town there are business parks and industrial parks which include high street names from Britain and Ireland including B & Q, Next, Boots, Currys, Roches, Dunnes and  Sainsburys. 
pony trekking

For those interested in pony trekking enquiries can be made to either of the following centres

  • Annetts Equestrian Centre, 25 Rath Road, Clonallan, Warrenpoint(016937) 72976
  • Mourne Park Pony Trekking Centre, Mourne Park, Newry Road, Kilkeel (016937)62945
Newry Museum is an excellent place to learn about Newry's history. The museum is located in the Arts Centre which is next door to Newry Town Hall Tel:(028) 3026 6232
There are also many cultural and historical events on at The Slieve Gullion Courtyard
Angling is available in the following waters:
COARSE FISHING: Newry Canal, Camlough Lake, Derrylecka Lake
GAME FISHING: Clanrye River,Newry; Fane River, Crossmaglen; Creggan River, Crossmaglen; Bann River, Rathfriland; Spelga and Fofanny Reservoirs

For information regarding fishing permits and rod licenses write to Fisheries Conservancy Board for NI, 21 Church Street, Portadown.
For an excellent local angling website visit: Fishing in Newry and Mourne
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Newry Visitors Guide Online since January 1997
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