Sport & Leisure

Kilkeel Leisure Centre

Mourne Esplanade, Kilkeel, tel (028) 4176 4666

Swimming pool, health suite (sauna, Jacuzzi, steamroom), sports hall, pulse fitness studio, squash court, viewing area and meeting room, vending machines.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9.30am-10.00pm, Sat 1.00-5.30pm, Sun 2.00-5.30pm. Closed Bank Holidays

Directions: from Greencastle Street come off mini roundabout onto Knockchree Avenue, take a left at end of Avenue and the centre is on the left.

Life Builders Gym

This gym is situated in the Alfred Eadie Hall, Newcastle Street ,Kilkeel.

Life builders is a community gym seeking to promote physical fitness and good relations among the people of the Kilkeel area.

Contact us on 07714765080

Kilbroney Forest Mountain Bike Trail

This is a top spot for mountain bikers in Ireland. The cost is £20 for a half day. TEL. 02841753535

 Mourne Esplanade

As well as the leisure centre, there is also a bowling pavilion, tennis courts, football pitches, children’s play area with slides, swings, etc. There is a free car park and you can also access Kilkeel beach which lies south of Kilkeel Harbour.

Kilkeel Golf Club

Mourne Park, Kilkeel, tel (028) 4176 5095,

This very attractive parkland course is situated within the walls of the Kilmorey Estate at the foot of the Mourne Mountains. An 18-hole course providing opportunities for golfers of all categories. Facilities include a Restaurant, bar lounge and changing facilities.

Best day for visitors: any day except Saturday

Pitch ‘n’ Putt

Cranfield Pitch ‘n’ Putt 18 hole course is located approx 3 miles south of Kilkeel on the main Cranfield Rd. Allow for 2 – 3 hours to complete. There is also a semi-covered 18 hole crazy golf course as well. Ideal for all ages. Equipment for hire, tel (028) 4176 3564.

Equestrian Centre

Gamekeeper’s Lodge Equestrian Centre, 270 Moyadd Rd, Kilkeel, tel (028) 4176 4771. Email:

Facilities: 25m/50m indoor arena, 30m/40m outdoor paddock, all weather XC course, mountain treks, forest treks, livery for horses.

Age: 4+, Price: on request
Directions: 5 miles outside Kilkeel on the main B27 road to Hilltown.

Cycle Routes around the Mournes

Call into Kilkeel Tourist Information Centre and pick up your free cycle route cards. There are seven circular routes . The routes cover between 12 and 25 miles (19-40km) and most are suitable for the average cyclist.