Beautifully placed just outside the city of Newry and set near the world famous Slieve Gullion mountain the Flagstaff Lodge offers the very best in restaurant, bar, accommodation, banqueting and conferencing facilities, catering for small parties to large banquets, formal buffets and wedding receptions. We pride ourselves in offering a friendly and professional service, excellent food from our A La Carte or Bar menu, as well as a full carvery lunch service at weekends.

We are located just outside Newry on the main Belfast – Dublin motorway/dual carriageway within close proximity to Newry and Dundalk town centres and nestled between the picturesque Slieve Gullion and Cooley/ Mourne mountains, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Closest landmarks 

  • The Cathedral of Saint Patrick and Saint Colman 1.7 miles 
  • Ashfield Golf Club 2.8 miles 
  • Proleek Dolmen 9.4 miles 
  • Louth County Museum 10.3 miles 
  • Carlingford King Johns Castle 10.3 miles 
  • Holy Trinity Heritage Centre 10.3 miles 
  • Navan Fort 10.5 miles 
  • Palace Stables Heritage Centre 10.5 miles 
  • Inniskeen Pitch & Putt Club 13.9 miles

Natural beauty 

  • Slieve Gullion Mountain 4.5 miles 

Closest airports

  • Belfast International Airport 35.7 miles 
  • George Best Belfast City Airport 37.5 miles 
  • Dublin Airport 50.2 miles 


There are ample parking spaces for our hotel guests with 124 free car parking spaces on site located directly at the hotel. The carpark is on a steep gradient but access to the hotel can be gained by wheelchair friendly ramps at the restaurant entrance.

Sights And Landmarks

We are set in an area famous for its natural beauty and rich history. There is so much to see and do.

For example, from our convenient location, our guests can easily spend the day in the ‘Ring of Gullion’, a unique geological landform bursting at the seams with history, myths and legends.

The world-famous Mountains of Mourne and much much more are a just short journey away!




Things to do

Slieve Gullion Forest Park & Adventure Playpark 

Slieve Gullion Forest Park is well signposted on roads around Newry and South Armagh. If you need any information about Slieve Gullion and the Forest Park, then check out the displays at the Courtyard Centre. The building includes an exhibition area, craft workshops, restaurant and self-catering accommodation. A looped forest drive runs around the southern and western slopes of Slieve Gullion, and a short ascent can be made from a small parking space at the top of the road. The hill crops up regularly throughout 2,000 years of legend and history. Cuchulainn, the Red Branch, Fionn Mac Cumhail and other heroes trod its slopes. There is a rich cultural tradition in the area, and a number of little visitor centres in the surrounding countryside.