Why Crossmaglen Is The Perfect Destination For Your Next Trip!
Lough Muckno Peace Park, Castleblayney
Situated just a 15 minute drive from The Cross Square Hotel, Lough Muckno offers a wide range of events, including water events, hiking, hill walking or just a casual walk.
Click here to download the Muckno Peace Park Brochure
Lough Muckno is surrounded by the unspoiled picturesque Co. Monaghan countryside in which anglers can experience and enjoy some of best pike angling in Ireland. The quality of pike angling available on Lough Muckno draws anglers from all over the world to fish this prolific water. It is an ideal venue for expert and novice anglers and there are a number of family friendly areas where can families can fish together or enjoy the many other outdoor activities that are available on the Lough.
Slieve Gullion Forest Park
The famous Slieve Gullion forest park & mountain is located approx. 10/15 Minute drive from The Cross Square Hotel. Slieve Gullion offers a wide range of facilities on its premises, such as the Giants Lair and Adventure Park, picturesque views extending over the lough of Carlingford, Co Louth, the ring of gullion, South Armagh and the extended area.
Carlingford & Cooley Peninsula
In the northeast corner of County Louth, midway between Belfast and Dublin, right at the beginning of Ireland’s Ancient East, you’ll find one of Irelands best kept secrets… Carlingford and The Cooley Peninsula.
The area as a whole and Carlingford, in particular, has a rich historical heritage. Learn about one of the great Celtic heroes of all time, Cuchulainn, and the Tain Bo Culainge or the Cattle Raid of Cooley. The Cooley Peninsula is divided along a northwesterly/southeasterly border with Northern Ireland. With excellent fertile soil which provides fantastic produce available in all local eateries. To the south-west and rugged mountain terrain to the northeast, the Cooley Mountains (highest point Slieve Foy, 588metres) are ideal for walkers and hikers of all experience levels and form, and with Carlingford Lough dramatic views from wherever you are on the peninsula.
The Patrick Kavanagh Centre
Located just a 10 minute drive from The Cross Square Hotel, The Patrick Kavanagh Resource Centre houses exhibitions on local history and on Kavanagh, a sixty-seat Audio- Visual Theatre, and a Research Library. Also on view are twelve specially commissioned paintings illustrating Kavanagh’s epic poem “The Great Hunger”, a miniature model depicting Kavanagh’s classic, “A Christmas Childhood”, Kavanagh’s Death Mask and other memorabilia associated with the poet.
The special feature of the Patrick Kavanagh Centre is the unique performance tour of Kavanagh Country, which takes in many local sites immortalised by Inniskeen’s most famous son, with anecdotes, historical facts, wild rumours and even the odd poem along the way.
Theatres & Cinemas
1. Iontas Theatre
Just a 15 minute drive from The Cross Square Hotel, the Iontas Theatre hosts art exhibitions, plays, workshops and musical acts.
The Annual Drama Festival takes place in February / March
Tel: +353 (0)42 9753400
2. The Market Place Theatre
Tel: 048 3752 1821
3. IMC Dundalk
Carroll Village, Longwalk, Dundalk
+353 (0)42 932 0400
4. Omniplex Newry
The Quays Shopping Centre Albert Basin, Bridge St, Newry BT35 8QS