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Irish Open 2015: From golf to good food, music to the Mourne Mountains, a guide of things to do in County Down this week

As thousands of people flock to Newcastle for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, we take a look at some of the other things you can do when you're in County Down.

From comedy to opera, good food to granite walks, Tourism Northern Ireland and Newry, Mourne and Down District Council have it covered.

 

Wednesday May 27

Mourne Landscape Tour: Morning guided bus tour through the Mourne Mountains with lunch in Annalong and an afternoon sightseeing. Hosted by Mourne Cooley Gullion Geotourism and Mourne Heritage Trust. 10am at Donard Car Park. Free admission, but booking is essential, phone 028 4376 7391.

 

Thursday May 28

Discover Downpatrick: Tour of Down County Museum, Old Gaol and surrounding historical sites in Downpatrick. Departs from Northfield Park and Ride at 10am and leaves from Downpatrick at 3:30pm. Admission is £5 for adults and £3 for children and includes transport, tour and refreshments. Call 028 4461 5218 for more information.

Music and Dance at Down County Museum: A fun evening that will feature Irish dancing, folk and traditional music and great local food. Departs from Northfield Park and Ride at 6:30pm and leaves again at 9:30pm. Admission includes transport, entertainment and food and is priced at £7.50 for adults and £5 for children, with a family ticket costing £20.

Cafe Culture: Watch all the excitement from Royal County Down live on the big screen at Newcastle Centre. Contact 028 4372 2222.

 

Friday May 29

Granite Trail Walk: A three hour-long trail that takes you on an insightful 2.5 miles trip at moderate difficulty. Booking is essential. Departs at 11am from Cone of Light on Newcastle Promenade. Admission is £20. Contact 078 5542 5778.

Cafe Culture: Watch all the excitement from Royal County Down live on the big screen at Newcastle Centre. Contact 028 4372 2222.

Comedy Night: Patrick Kielty is back on home soil for a hilarious show. Doors open at 6:45pm, show starts at 7pm at St Mary's Hall. Tickets £17. Contact lolcomedy.co.uk.

 

Saturday May 30

Granite Trail Walk: A three hour-long trail that takes you on an insightful 2.5 miles trip at moderate difficulty. Booking is essential. Departs at 11am from Cone of Light on Newcastle Promenade. Admission is £20. Contact 078 5542 5778.

Nearly There Tours: A thrilling tour that blends historical fact and hilarious fiction in Castle Park. Admission is £2. Contact 028 4372 2222.

Cafe Culture: Watch all the excitement from Royal County Down live on the big screen at Newcastle Centre. Contact 028 4372 2222.

Love Golf Love Opera: A witty performance that explores what happens when love and golf collide. Written by award-winning playwright Owen McCafferty and composed by Brian Irvine, the show can be seen from Castle Park at 5pm. Contact 028 4372 2222.

Comedy Night: May McFettridge is the headline act. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm at St Mary's Hall. Tickets £13. Contact lolcomedy.co.uk.

Food and Blues Festival: Circus performers, face painters, music, local food and much more from 11am-7pm at Castle Park. Free admission. Contact 028 4372 2222.

 

Sunday May 31

Granite Trail Walk: A three hour-long trail that takes you on an insightful 2.5 miles trip at moderate difficulty. Booking is essential. Departs at 11am from Cone of Light on Newcastle Promenade. Admission is £20. Contact 078 5542 5778.

Cafe Culture: Watch all the excitement from Royal County Down live on the big screen at Newcastle Centre. Contact 028 4372 2222.

 

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