Rostrevor, Co. Down

Rostrevor is a beautiful small village in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is 9 miles from Newry. It lies at the foot of Slieve Martin on the coast of Carlingford Lough. The Kilbroney River flows through the village.

Nearby, Cloughmore is a 30 tonne granite boulder perched on the slopes of Slieve Meen, 1000 ft above the village of Rostrevor. It was deposited there by retreating glaciers during the last ice age. However, local legend says that the stone was thrown by a giant from the Cooley Mountains, on the other side of Carlingford Lough.

The views from the stone are stunning, looking out over the fields, forests, and mountains of County Louth and County Armagh and the waters of Carlingford Lough. Rostrevor has a very beautiful forest park.