8th March 2016

Slieve Gullion scoops top award

Slieve Gullion Forest Park has been awarded the ‘Best Outdoor Recreation for Families’ Award.

The extremely popular ‘Families First Awards’ took place in the Armagh City Hotel and gave parents their say in recognising the products, people and brands their families love across the Island of Ireland.

Nestled in the Ring of Gullion, the Slieve Gullion Forest Park has something to offer for all the family and is open 7 days a week.

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Micky Ruane said, “I am delighted that Slieve Gullion Forest Park won this prestigious award.

“The park offers the unmissable opportunity to experience tranquil woodland trails and fairy walks as well as an action packed Adventure Park, duck pond and walled garden.

He added, “The park also boosts stunning views across the Ring of Gullion, Mourne Mountains, Cooley Peninsula and Armagh Drumlins.”

This is yet another incredible award to add to Slieve Gullion Forest Park’s burgeoning trophy cabinet, along with awards such as the Green Flag in 2014, the Green Apple Environmental Award and NITB’s Best Green Partner Initiative Award.

Pictured: Chairperson of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Councillor Mickey Ruane with Michelle Boyle, Tourism Officer and Therese Hamil, Ring of Gullion Officer.


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