The Giant's Lair Storytrail

We designed and developed the most ambitious children’s arts project ever commissioned in Northern Ireland: the Giant’s Lair, an innovative magical living storybook, taking visitors on an unforgettable trail of intertwined fairy houses and arts features creating a fantastical childhood land of mystery, dragons, giants, witches and fairies, all inspired by the rich tapestry of local legend and mythical folklore on over a mile of woodlands at Slieve Gullion Forest Park.


The Giant’s Lair is open to all: boys, girls, elves and fairies alike. Follow in the footsteps of Flynn, the mischeavous fairy with one important job: not to allow anyone to wake Slieve Gullion. It might look like a mountain but it’s really a sleeping giant! Drop in for a cup of dandelion tea, grab a seat at the Giant’s table, stroll along to the Ladybird House and sneak a peek at local witchy trickster, the Cailleach Beara.


The Giant’s Lair is an multi-award outdoor attraction for children from far and wide, capturing a genuine sense of enchantment and mystery in the beautiful setting of Slieve Gullion Forest Park.


The Giant’s Lair is open seven days a week and is free of charge. For regular updates, check our Facebook page.

Opening hours:

1st April to last weekend in October: 8am till 9pm (or dusk depending on time of year)

Last weekend of October to 31st March: 8am till 5pm (or dusk depending on time of year)

Closed: Christmas day


Where is it?

SLieve Gullion Forest Park, 89 Drumintee Road, Meigh, Newry BT35 6SW


The long awaited Giant’s Lair book is now available to buy from the Art café, Newry Tourist and online below.

The Giant's Lair Storybook

Book + Postage: £7.00

Note: Delivery of Storybook can take up to 14 working days.

© 2023 by Ceala Powell. 

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