Burren Heritage Centre, County Down

Not to be confused with the Burren in County Clare, this converted national school, sited at the foot of the Mountains of Mourne, uses interpretative models, exhibitions and audio-visual aids to tell the story of the locality. In the main exhiibition hall are models of prehistoric sites in the area and Neolithic tools. Many 18th- and 19th-century artefacts recall social history. Exhibitions, lectures, gift and book shop, cafe. Also worth seeing in the area is the Mullaghbawn Folk Museum in the Ring of Gullion in south Armagh. The two roomed thatched cottage highlights the local history, landscape and wildlife.

Burren heritage centre: 3 km (2 miles) inland from turn off midway between Narrow Water Castle and Warrenpoint (signposted).
Admission charge.
Tel. (016937) 73378.

Mullaghbawn Folk Museum: 20 km (12 miles) SW of Newry. Take A25 towards Bessbrook, then the B30 (signposted).
Admission charge.
Tel. (01693) 888785/ 888108.