The Future

of Mourne Park

In May 2013, the central block of Mourne Park House was destroyed by fire. Made all the more devastating, as we had just completed a 10 year restoration program and were in the process of finalizing plans for a conversion to a boutique hotel.

Since the fire, we have done everything we can to preserve the structure of the building; removing, storing and shoring up where necessary. We are absolutely committed to seeing the restoration of Mourne Park once again and have open minds as to how this would be achieved.

The rebuild is currently on hold until the right person or group comes forward to claim the opportunity.

Moving Forward

The new ferry across Carlingford Lough (opening June 17), means that Mourne Park is now an hour from both Dublin and Belfast. It is the centre point or heart of the Kingdom of Mourne, an area currently being targeted as the next tourist hotspot in Ireland as detailed in the recently released Tourism Strategy 2017-2021 by the local Council; Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.

Given that Mourne Park already is situated in an award-winning arboretum, with a lake ideal for coarse fishing; a river stocked for game fishing; an 18-hole championship golf course within the estate walls, along with miles of walks in the glens and Mountains, it is not hard to envisage a myriad of possibilities, probably the most obvious being a Hotel / Wedding venue.

Any tourism development will have an important ripple affect for the whole area and therefore there is a great deal of support from every angle, political and local, so any realistic proposal will be encouraged and given every assistance by the relevant departments.

If you are interested in helping; promote Mourne Park and indeed The Kingdom of Mourne, to relevant ears and the right person, with the right vision will be found.