Shore Side Activities

Self-Guided Taxi Tour

If you do not want to take part in organised excursions but still want to see around the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, then hop into a local licenced taxi and let the scenery do all the talking! Pick up your visitor map from the Visitor Information team on the port and ask them to take you to the highlights in their own area!

Narrow Water Keep

If you like a little light walk then why not walk approximately 30 minutes from the port to Narrow Water Keep which is an excellent example of a tower-house and bawn built about 1568 at a point where the Newry River meets Carlingford Lough, a strategic spot.

There has been a keep on this site since 1212. It was originally built by Hugh de Lacy, first Earl of Ulster, to prevent attacks on Newry via the river, as part of the area’s Norman fortifications. The original was destroyed in the 1641 Rebellion.

If you don’t feel like walking a local taxi can take you here also!

Warrenpoint Park

Take a short stroll through a beautiful historic Edwardian park located in the centre of Warrenpoint town, this park first opened in 1907 when Warrenpoint was among Ireland’s leading Seaside destinations. This park has just reopened with a near £1million upgrade. The centrepiece of the park is it original bandstand see if you can spot the “world’s weirdest club crest”.

Festivals and Events

Giant Adventures are made of Epic Moments, during the summer months’ heaven is only a heartbeat away in the towns and countryside of Newry, Mourne and Down area. We have six unique festivals that celebrate the majestic landscapes and rich culture of this storied place. #giantadventures for more information visit www.heaveninaheartbeat.com

Shopping

Newry City can provide retail therapy, with an exciting array of traditional, independent retailers and multi-national retailers combined to provide a shopping experience of the very highest standard.

Tantalise your Taste Buds

Would you like to leave with the taste of Ireland in your mouth?

Join in on a traditional heart-warming experience learning the art of making an Irish Coffee, find comfort in kneading a fresh soda farl and try your hand at pulling the perfect pint of the black stuff!

Without leaving the town of Warrenpoint take a short walk to one of the towns warm and friendly establishments were you will be greeted with a warm cup of tea and listen to the locals as they talk you through the history and the art of making out traditional soda bread and Irish coffee.

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