What’s On In County Down

Whether you’re looking for things to do in County Down such as events and attractions or are planning where to stay in County Down, you’ll find everything you need for your Bath holiday on What’s On In County Down.com. Make sure to discover County Down’s diverse neighbourhoods, from tranquil suburbs to central areas full of shopping, entertainment and dining options. County Down have a huge range of options for food and drink.

What’s on in County Down, Places to Stay and Eat, Attractions in County Down

~Things To See and Do, Activities, Where to Eat, Where to Stay in County Down~

Whether you’re looking for things to do in County Down such as events and attractions or are planning where to stay in County Down, you’ll find everything you need for your County Down holiday on What's On In County Down.com.

Attractions and Places to Visit in County Down

Attractions and Places to Visit in County Down

Down District Council is a Local Council in County Down in Northern Ireland. It is set to merge with Newry and Mourne District Council in May 2015 under local government reorganisation in Northern Ireland to become Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.

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Places to stay in County Down

Places to Stay in County Down

Down District has a wide variety of accommodation to choose from including hotels, guesthouses, Bed & Breakfast, self-catering, hostels, and caravan parks & campsites. Down District is a relaxing place, known for its oceanfront, and features picturesque views of mountains and forests.

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Sports and Activities

Sports and Activities

Stimulating, entertaining and bags of fun, Down District is perfect for families. Let kids go crazy at Newcastle's Tropicana and Coco's, enjoy picnics in forest parks, walk along Newcastle & Murlough beach, hire a boat, go fishing.
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~Food and Drinks in County Down~

Down District has a wide variety of good quality eating establishments. Whether you want a quick bite and a pint of Guinness in a country pub or gourmet dining, County Down has something to suit all tastes for eat and drink.
Evening entertainment is available in many of the local public houses and hotels in Ardglass, Ballynahinch, Castlewellan, Clough / Seaforde, Crossgar, Downpatrick, Dundrum, Killough, Killyleagh, Newcastle, Saintfield, Saul and Strangford.

Food and Drinks in County Down

Food and Drinks

From fine dining and afternoon tea to pop-up markets and humble street food, County Down is packed with options to suit any mood offering any and every cuisine you can think of.

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Brunel's (Newcastle)
Brunel's (Newcastle)

At Brunel's, chef Paul Cunningham's local foraging skills, hand-picked suppliers and inspired flavour combinations come together to create some of Ireland's best restaurant food.
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McKee's Country Restaurant
McKee's Country Store & Restaurant

On a working 162-hectare farm 5km northwest of Newtownards, this foodie emporium incorporates a bakery, butcher and deli, plus fruit, vegetable and dairy sections.
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Aldos (Downpatrick)
Aldos Restaurant (Downpatrick)

Aldo's uses only the finest ingredients, carefully chosen through local suppliers. On arrival you will be welcomed into the cosy lounge for a pre-dinner drink.
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The Cuan
The Cuan

Consistent throughout all of these years is a passion for the seasonal use of local produce, taking our raw ingredients when they are bursting with flavour and freshness.
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~Shopping, Health & Wellbeing in County Down~

Make sure to discover County Down’s diverse neighbourhoods, from tranquil suburbs to central areas full of shopping, entertainment and dining options. 

Shopping & Fashion in County Down

Shopping & Fashion in County Down

County Down has independent shops dotted throughout the city, though there are some streets with more shops than others. There are also a number of specialist shops, including jewellers, art galleries, toy stores, antiques dealers and seaside gift shops, as well as countless boutiques.

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Health and Wellbeing in County Down

Health & Wellbeing in County Down

Unwind in luxurious treatment rooms in a choice of beautiful and professional salons around County Down. Manicures, Pedicures, Facials, Waxing, Consultations, Massages and more are offered in County Down’s best beauty salons.

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~Latest County Down Lifestyle & Culture News~

Trust Bids Farewell To Infection Prevention Control Nurse

Infection Prevention Control Nurse Retires After 40 Years With South Eastern HSC Trust After an incredible 46 years of exemplary service in the nursing profession, some of which were through challenging periods of endemics and pandemics, Isobel King, Clinical Nurse Manager for Infection Prevention & Control at the South Eastern Trust, is bidding farewell following […]
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McMahon People Solutions Presentation In Denvirs Hotel

A Down Business Connect Member Presentation From McMahon People Solutions To Down Business Connect Mission Statement: “Attracting and Retaining the Best”. Kieran McMahon runs a specialist human resources company (HR), McMahon People Solutions, and is particularly interested in the complex web of employment law. Kieran said: “McMahon Business Solutions was established in January 2009 and […]
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Romance Fraud Nets £700K In 10 Months In NI

Don’t Get Scammed With A Romance Fraud In the last 10 months, just over £713,000 has been lost in Northern Ireland as a result of romance fraud, according to Police Service of Northern Ireland figures. Ahead of Valentine’s Day, The Police Service wants to raise awareness of this type of cruel and very personal fraud committed […]
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Newry Mourne and Down Council Sets District Rate

Council Agrees to Strike District Rate for 2024/25 at 6.41% The Domestic Rate for 2024/2025 will be 0.4676 pence.  For a property valued at £133,000*, this would lead to an annual increase of £37.46 per year or £3.12per month.  The Non-Domestic District Rate for 2024/25 is 29.0334 pence. The rates that residents of the district […]
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PSNI Meets With Ards And North Down PCSP Chairs

Ards and North Down PCSP Chair and Vice Chair Meet with PSNI Representatives from the Ards and North Down Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) recently met with the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) to talk about policing issues affecting the Borough. PCSP Chairman, Councillor Alistair Cathcart, together with Vice Chair Jo Scott, discussed […]
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County Down, one of the counties of Ulster, is located in Northern Ireland. It is bordered by County Antrim to the north, County Armagh to the west, and the sea to the south and east. County Down contains both the southernmost point in Northern Ireland (Cranfield Point) and the easternmost point in Ireland (Burr Point).

It is home to the Mountains of Mourne a unique part of Ireland landscapes and if you are visiting Ireland it has many attractions including the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Tollymore Forest Park, coastal town of Bangor and of course the Mourne Mountains. County Down has an extensive range of things to do with a selection of places to eat and drinkadventures and activitiesplan your stay and visit to Down District.