Wednesday October 21, 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...

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