Today I took a drive over to the South East coast of Northern Ireland to see the fishing boats in Kilkeel harbour. Not the best day weather wise but sure that's how it is in Northern Ireland! Kilkeel is situated in the heart of the ancient Kingdom of the Mournes on the South East coast of County Down. Known to all as the Capital of the Kingdom. It takes its name from the old 13th century church ruins in the centre of the town cill-caol (Gaelic) meaning the church of the narrows.
It is renowned for its thriving fishing industry which can be experienced with a visit down to the harbour. If you go during the week you will certainly have the opportunity to buy the best king prawns in Ireland!
You can pick up this South East Coastal Route at Warrenpoint and hug the coast all the way round to Newcastle.