7 02, 2020

Davagh Dark Skies & The Shepherds Rest Campsite both share the same Dark Sky.

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Davagh Dark Skies Centre which opens soon, is just a few kilometres from the shepherds rest campsite. Stargazers for centuries have flocked to Beaghmore Stone Circles to observe the Night Skies. Because of it's remoteness and elevation is exceptional for Stargazing. It pre dates 2000 BC. Several stone circles have been uncovered but many

3 02, 2020

Night Sky, Star Watching, Stargazing in Northern Ireland

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Davagh Dark Sky Observatory - Stargazing not far away from The Shepherds Rest. 2020 will bring a whole new star-gazing experience to Mid Ulster, when a Dark Sky Observatory and Visitor Centre opens at Davagh Forest, near Cookstown. Davagh has one of the ‘darkest skies’ in Ireland, which means there is so

29 05, 2018

Planning a wedding ?

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Select the Magical Location for pre-wedding, wedding and after wedding parties. Excellent rural location. Our venue is placed in the beautiful scenic Sperrin Mountains. We can accommodate up to 240 guests. Big, beautiful rear garden gives you the extra space for kids to play and your guests to relax and enjoy hospitality on our

11 12, 2017

NEW Self Catering Cottage in Draperstown

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New Self Catering Cottage in Draperstown Irish Country Cottage at the foot of the mountains Entire bungalow · Draperstown A traditional Irish Cottage Bungalow, situated in the picturesque Sperrin Mountain Range, this cosy & comfortable home is surrounded with greenery and working farms. 45 mins from the International airport and within driving distance

14 11, 2017

50th Anniversary at The Shepherds Rest – Wednesday

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Some photos from Wednesday: The Shepherds Rest Party Nights & Entertainment. Our Party Nights. Sat 9th December Conor Dee’s Disco Friday15 December Big Dee’s Disco Sat 16th December Larry & Co Sunday 17th December Outbound Express Friday 22 December Big Dee’s Party Night. Christmas Entertainment Christmas Eve Sing along

3 10, 2017

Winter camping in Sperrin Mountains – Northern Ireland

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Winter Camping Get away form the city light pollution to the middle of the Sperrins  and get ready to experience the magic wonders of thousands of glimmering stars. Bring warm clothes, drinks, camera and telescope to the dark skies around Davagh Forest, and on a clear night see if you can spot the Milky Way.

3 10, 2017

Are you getting married in Northern Ireland?

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Are you getting married in Northern Ireland? Congratulations, you’re getting married! Now is the right time to plan your wedding and find your perfect venue. If you’re looking for a venue that’s a little out of the ordinary, then you're in luck, you found us. Celebrate your wedding day at The Shepherds Rest and

18 09, 2017