Our Aspiring UNESCO Global Geopark encompasses stunning landscapes bound and blessed by their mountain and maritime settings. The foundation for many of our myths and legends, this dramatic place shaped by fire and ice is millions of years in the making – a world apart!
Mourne Gullion Strangford UNESCO Global Geopark Geosites
An audit of all geological sites in the region was carried out in 2013 and revised in 2018 and further upadted in 2021. The target list was derived from multiple sources including the list of Areas of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI), sites on a book entitled ‘A Geological Field Guide to Cooley, Gullion, Mourne and Slieve Croob’ produced by Louth County Council, and information from the managers of the three AONBs. It was decided to limit the audit sites to locations where public access was already established. It was important that the sites had a geographical spread and were representative in the geology and geomorphology of the region. The Geosites of the Mourne Gullion Strangford UNESCO Global Geopark are listed below.