Welcome to the Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion
We are delighted to welcome you to Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion for the 2022 IAAT Adventure Tourism Conference.
Just a few moments in the epic heart of the Mourne Mountains, along the rolling hills of the Ring of Gullion or on the rippling shores of Strangford Lough and you’ll soon discover why Saint Patrick chose to settle here. This is the land that also inspired C.S. Lewis and the creators of Game of Thrones® and its myths, legends, landscapes, seascapes and experiences are sure to inspire you too.
Here you will find an abundance of things to discover including:
culture and heritage: from being the home of Saint Patrick to crafts, farming and music, sports, and language.
food and drink experiences: from Ireland’s first craft chocolate factory to award-winning breweries, distilleries and a cidery, clover farms and beekeepers, world class chefs, bakers, and foragers
outdoor experiences: from walking, biking and horse-riding to world-class golf and water activities
events and festivals: a year-round calendar of community and large-scale events
We look forward to welcoming you in November 2022 so that you can find out more about our people and our place. We will be ready and waiting to show you our giant spirit!