Did you know

– The Mourne Wall which took over 18 years to complete is 22 miles in length, connects the summits of the mountains. Built between 1904-1922, the wall was erected to delineate the water catchment area for the Silent Vally which serves as the principal waster supply for Belfast.

-In 1835 Hilltown had a total of 21 houses, of which 12 were bars.

-The Mountain Of Mourne are a product of the Ice Age and where formed over 50 million years ago.

-The Clanrye River in Newry, runs under Newry Town Hall and splits the city into two counties – Down and Armagh.

-The 18 arches also known, as the Craigmore Viaduct is the highest arch (126ft), making it the hightest Viaduct in Ireland.

-CS Lewis, born in Rostrevor, was inspired by the Village for his books, The Chronicles of Narnia.

-Newry Canal was the first summit level canal to be built in the British Isles in 1742.

-Local legend has it that the Cloughmore Stone was thrown from the Cooley Mountains, on the other side of Carlingford Lough, by the giant Fionn MacCumhaill.