- Spelga Dam is located about a 10 mile drive from Newcastle. It is a man made dam built in 1960. It is noted for it's ability to make cars roll up the hill. Just in front of the dam is a small in road only about 30m long that when people park their cars, turn off the engine, take it out of gear and release the handbrake the car appears to very slowly roll up the hill. ( having heard of it and being sceptical, i was very impresses when shown. )
- Slieve Binnian is the third highest mountain in Northern Ireland. The name comes from the rocky tors situated around the top of the mountain which makes it easy to identify throughout the Mournes. To the south-west of the mountain is wee Binnian and to the west is silent valley resevoir.
- Newcastle library can be found on the mainstreet. You can read within the library and you can take books away. There is also computer, printer and fax facilities. The library is very central within the town and has beautiful views of the mountains. The library staff are very friendly as well.
- This park set within the beautiful scenery of the Mournes is perfect for a family day out or a peaceful walk at any time of the year. The park is ideal for walking and picknicking with beautiful tracks along the riverbanks and lovely gardens. Tollymore is also great for people wishing to cycle their bike.
- The Brandy Pad is one of the many beautiful walks through the Mournes. It was a route popular for smuggling in the nineteenth century. Goods that were smuggled included silks, coffee, tea and brandy. As well as it being a walk rich in history, it is a also a lovely walk that takes you beside the mountains of Slieve Commedagh and Slieve Donard, and is well worth undertaking.
- This world famous golf course attracts visitors from all over the world. The course was founded in 1889 by business men from Belfast. Visitors wanting to play at the course can do so on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Booking's are made through the secretary's office at the club (and some days the course can only be played in the morning or the afternoon, not both). The fees for using the course (which can also be found on the course website) are: May to October 2013: Weekdays £180 per round am/ £165 per round pm. Sunday pm £180 per round. Two rounds in one day is £275. November 2013 to Febuary 2014: £50 per round. March 2014 £75 per round, April 2014 £100 per round.
- Widow's Row is a line of cottages that were built in King Street for the Widow's of the fishing disaster of 1843. On Friday 13th of January ten fishing boats set sail from Newcastle, a storm ensued and seventy three fishermen were drowned. Forty six Newcastle fishermen were drowned leaving behind 27 widows, 118 orphans and 21 dependants. An appeal raised enough money to build twelve small cottages at King Street that is still known as Widow's Row.
- Newcastle Tennis Courts are located on the Bryansford Road and just off Islands Park. Newcastle tennis club has won varius titles through competing in the Belfast and district leagues. The courts are welcome to non members weather they be professional or novice. Coaching lessons are also avaliable if requested. Prices for an adult are: (per 1 hour) £3.55 Junior: (per 1 hour) £2.55 Schools (per hour per person) £1.85 Season Ticket Adult: £65 Season Ticket Junior: £34 Equipment Hire: Ball Hire £0.95 Racquet Hire £0.95 Lost Tennis Balls £1.75
- The Tropicana is an open air warm swimming pool loacted in the town centre. The deepest it goes is 1.2 metres and it is a childrens swimming pool consisting of two pools, both with their own slide. The smaller pool is very small and is mostly used for babies and toddlers with an elephant slide that goes into the water. The bigger pool is deeper than the small one and has a large yellow water slide that twists and turns, and is quite high up. The tropicana has been in Newcaslte since the eighties and is well liked by both locals and tourists. It is only open during the summer months of July and August. Tropicanarama (disco and pool games), is on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. There is also swimming lessons Mon-Fri 9am-11:30am. Play sessions in the pool are Mon-Fri 2pm-4pm with floats and play equipment. Prices: Single Swim (under eight) £3.05 Single Swim (over eight to adult) £3.55 Adult Non Swimmer (accompanied by a full paying child) £1 Senior Citizens Swim £1.75 10 Swim Ticket- Under eight £22.50 10 Swim Ticket- Eight years to Adult £30.50 Rainy Day Ticket £1.85 Family Ticket (5 people) £15.15 Tropicanarama £3.55
- Newcasle Rock Pool is over eighty years old and a much beloved peice of history as generations of local people can claim to have enjoyed many summer days here. It is open air and consists of a single large swimming pool full of sea water. Although the water is cold, it is a unique way to enjoy a swim, especially on a hot summer day! Most locals can claim to have spent much of their summer holidays at the pool. It is always clean with lifeguards standing close by at all times. There is no part of it that is particularly shallow and you can dive into the deep end. There is a range of activities to be enjoyed including life saving lessons, gala days and nightswims. Prices for 2013 are: adult swim £2.20, child swim £1.60. You can stay at the pool all day with no time restrictions.
- Newcastle and the surrounding area has its fair share of fokelore and stories passed down through the generations. Maggies Leap is one of these myths that local people grow up hearing about. You can find Maggies Leap much easier from a boat in the sea as it is difficult to see from the road. Maggies Leap is located on the cliffs just outside of Newcastle on the Ballach Road. There is a great chasm between two of the cliffs and a massive drop that falls to the sea below. This myth gets its legend from a local girl called Maggie who was walking home with a basket full of eggs. In order to escape a soldier giving chase to her, she attempted to jump the chasm and fell to her death below. There have however been different variations of the story in which Maggie jumps, makes it safely to the other side and not one of the eggs in her basket were broken.
- The Bogie Trail leads onto the Bogie Hill on Kingstreet and then on down to the harbour. This Trail was the main transportation of granite off the Mourne Mountains. A 'Bogie' is the name given to the small railway cart used to transport granite down the hill. For years the Bogie trail was merely an overgrown path through the forest and into the mountains, however in recent years a lot of work has been put into making the trail more easy to climb and is a great entrance to the mountains. The trail can be entered via King Street.
- It is not known where exacly the name 'Bloody Bridge' comes from, although it is thought that it may derive from a massacre that occured in the area in 1641. It is said that bodies where thrown over the bridge and into the river, tainting it red with blood. The area surrounding the Bloody Bridge is eerily beautiful and extreamly popular with walkers and backpackers as a gateway into the mournes. There is a carpark at the location of the Bloody Bridge that has both toilet and showering facilities, although during the height of the summer season this can be very busy.
- Monday Newcastle Centre 10.15am to 11.15am+ creche Tuesday Baptist Church Hall, 6.15pm to 7.15pm (no creche) Wednesday Newcastle Centre 10.15am to 11.15am + creche Thursday Downpatrick Leisure Centre 10.15am to 11.15am+creche Creche is £2.50 per child from 10am to 1pm, Gillian's fitness classes are payable directly to Gillian £4.00 per session
- Come and join us every Saturday morning from 10.30am until 12pm We have something different every week from fun with foam, felt & fabric, ceramic painting,little painters sessions,creations with candles & clay.£5 per child for an arts & crafts session. Parental assistance is required for under 5's. I am also available for private hire for birthday parties, festivals and events
- This piece celebrates the life of the multi-talented entertainer, Percy French, who composed the song “The Mountains of Mourne”. To represent this wistful letter home, the stainless steel is held on the edge and engraved with handwritten lyrics to resemble a page. An iconic image of Percy is subtracted from the sheet, allowing a view of the Mournes and linking the man, the scenery and the song. Created by Kevin Killen & Conor McKeanna
- This dramatic sculpture with soaring pinnacles of steel supporting hand worked flying tail forms is viewed against a backdrop of sky, sea and mountains. The form was inspired by the pioneering flight in Northern Ireland by Harry Ferguson along Newcastle coastline and the seaside heritage of the town. Artist: Charles Normandale
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