About Our Geopark

Our Archeology and Built Heritage

The Mourne Gullion Strangford UNESCO Global Geopark has over 8000 years of human history.

Our Archeology and Built Heritage

The archaeology in the Mourne Gullion Strangford UNESCO Global Geopark is world renowned. The Geopark contains the remains of 30 or so large stone tombs. Many of them such as Ballymacdermot are situated in prominent positions with magnificent views over the surrounding countryside. The King’s Ring at Clontygora, and the Ballymacdermot tomb are two of the best examples of Court Tombs in the Northern Ireland. The monument at Ballykeel is also an outstanding example of a Portal Tomb and the South Cairn on the summit of Slieve Gullion has the distinction of being the highest surviving Passage Tomb in Britain or Ireland. Excavations at several of these burial monuments have uncovered stone tools, pottery and human remains.

Click through the menu (COMING SOON) below in this section to read about the archaeology of Annaghmare, Ballykeel, Ballymacdermott, Clonlum, Clontygora, Killeavy Old Churches, Kilnasaggart Pillar Stone, Moyry Castle and Slieve Gullion passage tomb – Ireland’s highest surviving passage tomb.

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