FFI Center at Annalong
Location:  Marine Park
                   County Down
                    Northern Ireland

In between Belfast and Dublin and at the base of the gorgeous Mourne Mountains yet on the sea, it’s a perfect location for FFI to hosts guests and continue to provide leadership development programs, as well as partner with like-minded organizations. The Center includes one hostel for large groups and four private cottages. The Center is located at the foot of the famous Northern Irish Mourne Mountains on the east coast of Northern Ireland. It's 1 hour from Belfast and 1.5 hours from Dublin. Annalong is a picturesque fishing village situated in the heart of the ‘Kingdom of Mourne’. It offers an idyllic and peaceful setting to engage with the diverse beauty of the Northern Ireland countryside.

Website:  https://www.ff.international/annalong

Email:  annalong@ff.international


Hostel that sleeps 44 people
Four cottages that each sleep 6 people


By Car:
From Dublin, follow directions for ‘the North’/Belfast. After crossing into Northern Ireland, follow signs into Newry and then take the A2, through Warrenpoint, Kilkeel and onto Annalong. After passing the sign for the Harbour, you will see a large anchor at the next junction on your right. Take this road (Glassdrumman Rd) and FFI Center at Annalong is on the right.
From Belfast, follow directions to Newcastle. After travelling through Newcastle, continue southward, taking the A2 towards Annalong / Kilkeel. In Annalong, go left at the large anchor into Glassdrumman Road, and FFI Center at Annalong is on the right.

By Bus:
From Dublin, take bus northwards (Route 200) and at Newry station change bus to either - Kilkeel (route 39) and then take bus towards Newcastle (route 37) disembarking in Annalong
- or take bus from Newry to Newcastle(route 240) and then from Newcastle take bus to Annalong (route 37).
From Belfast, take bus to Kilkeel (Route 237/20/37) and disembark in Annalong
 Fly to:
Belfast International Airport
Belfast City Airport
Dublin International Airport
Sail into:
Larne from Cairnryan or Fleetwood- P&O
Belfast from Liverpool-Norse Merchant ferries, from Stranraer-Stenaline, from Troon-Seacat, or from 
 Heysham- SeaCat
Dublin from Holyhead-Irish Ferries & StenaLine, or from Liverpool-Norse Merchant ferries
Rosslare from France, Pembroke and Fishguard- Brittany ferries, Irish ferries, P&O, StenaLine
Cork from France - Irish Ferries and Brittany Ferries


-all bedrooms are ensuite
-centrally-heated building
-spacious lounge with wood-burning stove,
 color television
-kitchen area 
-scenic views over Annalong Harbor and out         to the Irish sea
-communal kitchen and dining area
-laundry room
-drying room
-Conference room is available, with catering facilities accommodated (on request) in the spacious dining room, with its scenic views over Annalong’s historic old harbor to the Irish Sea and even the Isle of Man on a clear day!

Things To Do:

- Down County Museum
- St. Patrick’s Heritage Centre 
- Downpatrick Railway Museum , 
- Downpatrick Cathedral and St.Patrick’s Grave 
- Butterfly House Seaforde 
- Exploris – Aquarium Portaferry 
- Quoile Countryside Centre 
- Dundrum Castle 
- National Trust Property-Castleward 
- Golf
- Kilkeel - Warrenpoint - Royal County Down -
- Newcastle - Downpatrick 
-Sandy Beaches at Cranfield, Newcastle 
- Murlough Nature Reserve and Tyrella 
- Mapped Walks- Ulster Way,  Lecale Way
- Forests Parks - Castlewellan, Tollymore and Kilbroney 
- Silent Valley Reservoir 
- Horse riding 
- Fishing- sea and fresh water 
- Rock climbing
- (Indoor wall and outdoor activities) 
- Outdoor Water Activity Centres-
- canoeing, sailing, bouldering 
- Cocos Children’s Adventure 
- Tropicana Newcastle- Outdoor fun pool 
- Downpatrick Leisure Centre 
- Kilkeel Leisure Centre



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