Warrenpoint is a charming seaside town that also functions as a modern container port.
A stroll along the town’s promenade, used as a backdrop for the film ‘The Butcher Boy’, provides visitors with spectacular views of Carlingford Lough with the Mourne Mountains on one side and the Cooley Mountains on the other.
Situated just off the promenade is the beautiful Warrenpoint Municipal park with its fine floral displays and an Edwardian bandstand, which was erected in 1907 and is still used for concerts during the summer months. Facilities at the park include a children’s play area and tennis courts.
Warrenpoint also boasts an array of bars, restaurants and cafes, offering entertainment and a wide variety of culinary options to suit all tastes and budgets.
Just outside the town is Narrow Water Castle and Keep, a tower house built in the 1560s and strategically positioned to prevent attacks on the town of Newry from the river. The castle is open to the public during the summer months from 10am until 5pm and admission is free.
Across the road from the keep lies the new Narrow Water Castle, a stately home, which was completed in 1836 and is home to the Hall family who have lived at Narrow Water since the 1670s. Viewing is by appointment only.
The town also hosts a number of events during the year, the most notable of these being the Blues on the Bay Festival at the end of May and the Maiden of the Mournes Festival at the beginning of August.