Driving Directions:

·         From Belfast, you will come into Newcastle via the Dundrum Rd.  Follow the natural one-way system to the Main St.  Drive full length of Newcastle Main St (to end of promenade on your left—approx half a mile)

·         Turn RIGHT at lights onto BRYANSFORD ROAD/A2. Continue to follow BRYANSFORD ROAD. (400 yards)  Get into left lane. The road splits—you go straight on.

·         Turn LEFT onto TULLYBRANNIGAN ROAD, (1st junction after road splits)

·         Turn LEFT onto SHANSLIEVE DRIVE. (1st junction)

·         At the top of SHANSLIEVE DRIVE, turn left into Park (there is a small sign on a fence pointing left to Greenhill YMCA.

·         Follow winding road/lane into the forest.  You will see a small bridge on the left. Follow lane another 50 yards around a tight right-hand bend.

·         Greenhill YMCA is the first right turn after the bend.  There are canoes at the gates.

·         Follow the road into the centre and park in the bottom car park.

·         Meeting point—up steps from car park— admin building.

The Green Circle in middle of map is Donard Park.  Make sure you do NOT go into it from the front end you need to drive around the outside of the Park to the road which goes into it from the back and then follow a lane up to the base of the mountain.

Make sure to watch out for the right hand turn into YMCA or you will end up half way up Slieve Donard!

Also, drive carefully at the top of the lane to YMCA, when you enter the trees— the lane may have potholes.

YMCA phone number is 028 4372 3172 (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm) or 028 4372 2755 or 07889057651 (Weekend and 1pm – 2pm during the week) if you get lost.