21 May Rostrevor , County Down
This lovely town edges up the slopes of Slievemartin. It is sited in one of the most sheltered areas of Northern Ireland and Mediterranean plants grow along the seafront. The bell from the 6th century monastery founded nearby by St. Bronagh is preserved at the town’s Catholic church , and in the graveyard is the burial place of Paddy Murtagh who was the tallest man in the world , at 8ft 1 inches , until he dies in 1861.
Above the town is the 40 ton Cloughmore Stone , carried there by a glacial movement. According to local legend , however , the stone was thrown there by giant Finn MacCool from the Cooley mountains across Carlingford Lough.
Rostrevor is a picturesque town and a must see on your Ireland tours.