Towns in Down


County Down Attractions

Exploris Aquarium and Seal Sanctuary - To date, the Exploris Aquarium in County Down has helped over 200 injured and sick seals recover.

County Down

Down is the Anglicised form of the Irish, Fort. Its position as the western-most county in Ireland explains why it may have begun as a fortified town..

County Down has a number of tourist attractions including the Exploris Aquarium and Seal Sanctuary. The Seal Sanctuary at the aquarium affords visitors the opportunity to view the rehabilitation of rescued seal pups from their arrival through to full health when they are re-introduced to the wild.

Exploris Aquarium is in Portaferry, County Down and is well worth the day trip from Dublin.

County Down also has Ireland's first nature reserve, Murlough Nature Reserve. This lies along the coast of Down and provides views of Slieve Donard, the highest peak in the Mourne Mountains.

If you fancy flowers, visit Rowallane Garden known for its azaleas and rhododendrons.

Mourne Country Hotel, Irish Hotel, County Down Mourne Country Hotel

Hotel is situated on the Dublin Road, just one mile outside Newry Town.

The Hotel has 41 Twin/Double rooms and 2 executive suites. All rooms have en suite bathroom, television, tea/coffee making facilities and direct dial telephone.

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The Shanlieve Restaurant offers a Table D'Hote or A La Carte Menu along with an extensive wine list.

The spacious Cloc Mor Lounge offers a pleasant atmosphere with soft furnishings. A varied Lounge Menu is available.

From arrival to departure you will be treated as a VIPs.

At the Mourne Country Hotel we pride ourselves on making you feel at home, with friendly, courteous and professional staff, awaiting to meet your individual needs.