Photograph Locations

Photograph Locations - 2017 Calendar

  1. Murlough Nature Reserve, close to Newcastle is a beautiful 6,000 year old sand dune system stretching for 2.5 miles. It is an excellent area for walking and bird watching, while also providing access to one of the finest beaches in Co. Down with panoramic views of the Mournes.
  2. Pigeon Rock is the gateway to the Mournes via Hilltown and can be easily accessed from the road South of the Spelga Reservoir. As you climb this mountain, the Mourne wall becomes prominent to your right. In this photo the sheep are perfectly placed to catch the beautiful setting sunset.
  3. Mourne Homestead. In this stunning photograph, the sun is rising on this old uninhabited homestead with the Mournes in the background. Various examples of old stone cottages dating back to famine times can be found in this area providing insight into the lifestyles of people in the early 19th century.
  4. Narrow Water Wood comprises 343 acres of mixed coniferous, broadleaved woodland and is located on the Newry to Warrenpoint road, overlooking Narrow Water. The famous 16th century Narrow Water castle is located within and a stunning bluebell display in April and May provides an amazing carpet of purple.
  5. Mountain Road. A drive in the Mourne Mountains provides breathtaking panoramic views not to be missed. This photograph was taken opposite Spelga Dam. It originated in 1894 and was built between 1953-1957. It provides water to the Belfast and Portadown areas and is over 1,200 feet above sea level.
  6. Castlewellan Park & Maze, the world’s second largest permanent hedge maze was designed to commemorate the peace and reconciliation efforts of N.I. in the past century. The walled Annesley garden, arboretum and stunning victorian castle within the park are beautiful with caravanning and camping facilities.
  7. The Shimna River begins on the slopes of Ott Mountain in the Mourne Mountains and enters the Irish Sea at Newcastle flowing through Tollymore Forest Park. This photo with soft lighting captures the flow of the river at the famous stepping stones featured in the popular Game of Thrones TV series.
  8. The Mourne Wall. This photograph shows the detail of the Mourne Wall, stretching 22 miles long & built between 1904 and 1922. Constructed entirely of granite from local quarries using classic drystone wall techniques, it passes over 15 mountains and was designed to keep farm animals away from the rivers and reservoir.
  9. Annalong Valley can be found in the upper reaches of the Mournes. The South/South East trending Annalong valley is 500 meters above sea level and is encircled by a ring of mountain peaks Slieve Commedagh, Cove mountain, Slievelamagan, Slieve Binnian, Rocky Mountain and Long Seefin.
  10. Lough Island Reavy is a small man-made lough in Kilcoo, County Down. This is a popular fishing spot and the lake contains pike and perch, as well as small numbers of brown trout and eels.
  11. The Flagstaff Viewpoint is one of the most famous beauty spots in Ireland with breathtaking views. It offers uninterrupted views of Carlingford lough, the Mourne Mountains and the Cloc Mor stone. Looking down over the estuary you can see the majestic Narrow Water castle and the port of Warrenpoint.
  12. Slieve Binnian, the third highest mountain within the Mourne Mountains is 2,451 ft. high and is situated 9km north of Kilkeel. It is one of Ireland’s most iconic mountains and is a favourite with hill walkers. The majority of the summit is broad and flat with rocky tors at the north and south ends. In clear weather it is possible to see the Isle of Man and the Wicklow mountains.

One of Ireland's most scenic areas and the ultimate adventurer's paradise.

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