Northern Ireland is renowned for its heritage, myths and
legends, but importantly its outstanding scenery. South Down is probably one of its best examples as it is an area of outstanding
beauty, with beautiful rolling drumlins and the majestic Mountains of Mourne, which sweep down to the sea.
However, like many other counties in Northern Ireland, South
Down has had more than its fair share of what was commonly known as the "troubles". Some of the worst tragedies took place
within the area, with the Narrow Water bomb of 1979 being one of the single worst atrocities to have taken place.
Many families throughout South Down have in some way been
affected, with family members, relatives or friends having been maimed or murdered. The majority of their families having
been injured or murdered whilst serving on Her Majesty's Forces. Other casualties having been targeted as part of a campaign
of ethnic cleansing or simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time.