Rostrevor

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General Information

Rostrevor is a village and townland in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is 9 miles from Newry. It lies at the foot of Slieve Martin on the coast of Carlingford Lough, near Warrenpoint. The Kilbroney River flows through the village and Rostrevor Forest is nearby. It is within Newry, Mourne and Down District.

Nearby Cloughmore is a 50-ton granite boulder perched on the slopes of Slieve Martin, 1,000 ft above the village of Rostrevor, and known locally as 'the big stone'. It was deposited there by retreating glaciers during the Last Glacial Maximum. However, local legend says that the stone was thrown by a giant from the Cooley Mountains, on the other side of Carlingford Lough. Walking around the stone seven times will allegedly bring good luck.

Kilfeaghan Dolmen is situated on the main Kilkeel to Newry road about three and three-quarter miles from Rostrevor. It is a prehistoric dolmen and the site is dated between 2000 and 1000 BC. The capstone is said to be one of the biggest in Ireland and is estimated to weigh between 35 and 40 tons. Excavations at the site earlier this century unearthed various bones and pottery.

The old church, supposedly built on an original site established by St Brónach, stands in the graveyard on the Kilbroney road. It became a listed building in 1983.

In the village's Catholic church is the bell of Bronach, dating from around 900 A.D. There are many stories of how the bell used to scare locals walking past St Bronach's church on stormy nights. All they could hear was a mighty sound and did not know the source; many believed it to be a calling from God.[citation needed]

The village has two rivers, the Ghan and the fairy Glen so named because many fairies are suspected of living along the banks of the river.

Things to do and see in Rostrevor

  • Mourne Mountains
  • Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails
  • Slieve Gullion Forest Park
  • Ross Monument
  • Cranfield Beach 
  • Narrow Water Keep and Castle

Accommodation in Rostrevor

There is a large variety of accommodation options in and around Rostrevor from bed and breakfasts and hotels to inns and self catering accommodation.

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