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Mourne (barony)

Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
CountryNorthern Ireland
CountyDown

Landmarks in town include the Old Custom House, Clandeboye Estate, marina and Royal Ulster and Ballyholme Yacht clubs. The town is steep in history with artefacts such as swords that date back to the Bronze Age. During the 19th century, town became a popular seaside resort for Victorian holidaymakers, with much of the architecture of the town dating from this period. With its sandy beaches and scenic promenades, Beauty of Bangor must be experience. A picturesque town with spectacular waterside views, Coleraine is a popular destination for visitors to Northern Ireland. Locate near the mouth of River Bann in County Derry, town has a rich history, and it has evidence of one of the earliest human settlements in Ireland. Its name derives from the Irish for nook of ferns. This relates to the legend of Saint Patrick, and how, when he arrived in town, he was offered a piece of land by local chieftain on which to build a Church. The land was situated next to a river and dense with ferns, and an Irish name for the town was create. This later become anglicise as Coleraine. On the coast of County Down, and within the historical barony of Mourne, is the quaint town of Kilkeel. Now one of the main fishing ports in Ireland, Kilkeels charm comes from its mixture of ancient ruins, terrace shops and winding streets waiting to be explore. The name of the town comes from Irish, meaning Church of narrow and refers to the 14-century Church and fort overlooking the town of Kilkeel. The church was constructed in 1388 and dedicated to Saint Colman del Mourne. Kilkeel was once the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Mourne and sits To south of the picturesque Mourne Mountains. There are many trails through the mountains, ideal for any hillwalker and sightseer. Other must-see cultural sites are Mourne Maritime Visitor Centre for Kilkeels heritage and history and Silent Valley Reservoir for landscapes and wildlife. Must-visit for any beach lover, Portstewart is located in County Derry. The popular seaside resort, town of Portstewart contain harbour, coastal paths and two miles of sandy beaches known as Strand. The main activities in town are Sea-base, such as surfing and swimming, but there are also a number of cliff walks and trails that attract visitors who like to explore. Current town was founded in 1791 by John Cromie, and it was named after his maternal ancestors, Stewarts of Ballylesse. However, there is evidence of settlement in the area from as far back as the Neolithic era. Town architecture and design reflect the Sabbatarian lifestyle of Cromie; therefore, it has a genteel and refined character. Key heritage landmarks in town include Dominican Convent and College, built on the former site of OHaras Castle, and Saint Patricks Well at top of Strand-once used for horse racing. For golf enthusiasts and beach lovers, Newcastle in County Down is worth the trip.

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Ancient history

Bairrche is the ancient name of Mourne territory and originally the Mourne Mountains had also been named Beanne-Boirche. According to Dinnsenchus they were named after a shepherd called Boirche who herds on Mountains cattle of Ross, son of Imchadh, King of Ulaid in the third century. Dinnsenchus states that his favourite look-out point was the highest peak in the mountain range, hence why Mountains receive name. Alternatively, they are named after Becc Bairrche Mac Blathmaic, King of Ulaid during 7 and 8 centuries. According to Annals of Ulster, around 1165, Ui Echach asked Muircertach Ua Lochlainn, High-King of Ireland, that kingship of Ulaid be given to Eochaidh Mac Duinn Sleibhe. In return, they give pledges to everyone in Ulaid to Ua Lochlainn as well as many of their treasures. Mac Duinnsleibhe also gave the territory of Bairrche to Ua Lochlainn, who then gave it to Donnchadh O Cearbhaill of Louth, lord of Airgialla.

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