Wednesday January 29, 2020

Living it up in Co Down

Mountain views, seaside walks and spectacular sunrises are all in abundance in this quiet corner of the North, and can be enjoyed in style from the historic Slieve Donard hotel

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor

17th November, 2019
Where the mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea in Co Down

Jesus wept. I know they’re the Mountains of Mourne! And yes I know they sweep down to the sea! Will you stop going on about it for the love of God.”

And with that, dear reader, I discovered that my husband had never heard Percy French’s best-known song, and therefore had no idea why I’d been saying “there’s the mountains of Mourne sweeping down to the sea” at least once an hour...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Poor Sad Childless Jen is over. All hail Hot Happy Childfree Jen, in possession of a brand-new Sag award and the undying love of her famous ex

Emer McLysaght | 3 days ago

The Chinese New Year celebrations begin this Saturday. Here’s your guide to what’s on, what it all means and, most importantly, where to eat the best dumplings

Sarah Taaffe-Maguire | 1 week ago

That casually trendy music that plays in your favourite clothing shop or restaurant is not there by accident: it’s carefully selected, compiled and processed to encourage you to stay and spend

Nadine O’Regan | 1 week ago