Things to do

Walkers, ramblers & explorers alike, your next advertnure awaits! In a prime location for explorers wanting to take in the breathtaking views of County Down, Armagh & Louth, the Canal Court Hotel & Spa is the ideal spot for the active thrill seeker wanting to explore the Irish country side.   

Walking Experience with Sinead Rice McAleavey

Join storyteller and tour guide Sinead Rice McAleavey to explore Newry city.  Newry's heritage and colourful history will be brought to life on this imaginative stroll, which tells the stories of our famous and infamous people, waterways, public spaces and fine buildings.  As part of the walk, sample a local drink in one of Newry's atmospheric old bars.  Afterwards, treat yourself to a sumptous afternoon tea at the Canal Court Hotel to complete your experience.  "The Story of Newry" walking tour takes place every Wednesday & Saturday at 11am, May - September, at Newry Town Hall.   Price £10 pp (afternoon tea optional at £20 per adult and £10 per child).  Walk duration 90 minutes. Min/Max numbers 6-20.

Please dress appropriately for all types of weather, with walking shoes.  This is a city tour that can be easily be enjoyed at a leisurely pace.  Book now at

Slieve Gullion

One of the most iconic landscapes in the North of the country,Slieve Gullion boasts views of rolling hills and stone wallswith scenic view points fit for any postcard.  8 miles from Canal Court   

Kilbroney Park & Cloughmore Stone 

Lined with a stunning variety of trees, colourful flower beds and ferns on display,Kilbroney is a must see destination whilst touring County Down. Climb to thetop where the famous Cloughmore Stone is located and take panoramic views of Rosstrevor.  9 miles from Canal Court   

Silent Valley 

Welcoming thousands of visitors every year, the Silent Valley Reservoir is alandmark of natural beauty in County Down. The winding roads surroundingthe reservoir boast views you will never forget.  13 miles from Canal Court   

Tollymore Forest Park

Steeped in 18th century history, explore Tollymore through an array ofacvtivies on offer including walking, horse riding, orienteering.  16 miles from Canal Court   

Game of Thrones Tour 

Step into the magical GoT territory with this self guided tour courtesy of Visit Mourne Mountains. Allow your imagination to run wild as the series drama can come to life on your tourof County Down's most icnoic spots.  16 miles from Canal Court