Tollymore Forest Park , Newcastle , County Down
Just outside the tseside town of Newcastle , County Down is Tollymore Forest Park. It lies in the shadow of the Mountains of Mourne and has magnificent walks to enjoy. On a tour of Ireland you would have to see the famous Moorne Mountains and therefore may be able to take in this beautiful park.
Tollymore Forest Park covers an area of almost 500 hectares.
The earliest mention of Tollymore was in records dated 1611 when it was stated that the Maginnes family of Upper Iveagh received a grant of 7.5 townlands, including the Estate of Tollymore, from James I. This remained in the family until about 1685 when Bryan Maginness died unmarried and his sister Ellen, who had married Captain William Hamiliton of Ayrshire, inherited the land.