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Queen's University Belfast-Qub Mourne Cottage

Qub Mourne Cottage, 104 Head Road, Kilkeel, Newry, BT34 4PU

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in October 2020.
  • There has been no changes to parking or the Blue Badge parking bays.
  • The majority of buildings have one way systems which are clearly marked on floors and walls.
  • Some buildings have entry doors and exit doors with signage clearly displayed.
  • Some buildings have an entry door and a separate exit door, all marked with floor signage.
  • Hand sanitisers are available outside each teaching room.
  • Mobile sanitising stations are located at; Main Site Tower, Peter Frogatt Centre, MBC, David Keir Building and Ashby Building.
  • Teaching rooms have been allocated a maximum number of occupants which is marked on the doors.
  • Signage around social distancing has been introduced across all buildings.
  • All main reception desks now have Perspex screening.
  • Lifts are still in action and can go up or down. Most have an occupancy of 1 person.
  • Accessible toilets are still in use.
  • Standard toilets are marked up with a maximum number of users allowed.
  • Some shower cubicles have been closed off.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .


  • Services / facilities within the building include accommodation, kitchen, living room, toilets and showers.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include car parking for 4+ vehicles.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Qub Mourne Cottage is located just off Head Road close to Silent Valley Mountain Park. From Belfast you follow the A24 south towards Clough/Newcastle, as you reach Clough the A24 becomes the A2. Keep following the A2 towards and through Newcastle and follow the signs to Kilkeel. As you reach the outskirts of Kilkeel town centre you will need to turn right onto the Carrigenagh Road towards Ballinran/Silent Valley Mountain Park and follow this road as it become Head Road. Qub Mourne Cottage will be on your right 0.5 miles after you pass Alex Stebbom Memorial tree. The distance from Belfast to Qub Mourne Cottage is 49.5 miles.
    • The property has parking at the front of the building for 4+ cars and the parking is on the grass.
  • By Bus View
    • The nearest bus stop is on the A2 Newcastle Road Kilkeel at the junction with Carrigenagh Road. This is 4.1 miles from Qub Mourne Cottage. From this bus stop you can get the number 37 or 337 towards either Kilkeel Town Centre or Newcastle Town.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest railway station is at Newry 21.8 miles away. From Newry railway station you can get direct trains to Belfast, Dublin, Portadown, Bangor and Lisburn on Translink Northern Ireland.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information


  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is grass.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located on the approach to the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 1 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do not have handrails.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Living Room

  • The living room is located on the right as you enter from the main entrance.
  • There is a sofa and chairs with armrests available along with two sets of tables and chairs for eating or using to study.


  • The kitchen is located next to the living room and at the rear of the building.
  • There is a single door measuring 80cm in width, heavy and you push to open to enter the kitchen from the living room.
  • The kitchen has one main surface which has the sink opposite the door and a microwave to the far left.
  • There are two cookers on the far left wall with oven, grill and hob options.
  • There is a fridge on the far left between the cookers and the work surface and a toaster available also.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G,1.
    • The stairs are located opposite the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 3m from the main entrance.
    • There are 13 steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are low.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is not a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are bedrooms one and two.

Bedroom One

  • Bedroom one is located on the first floor and is the first door on your left after the stairs.
  • There is a single door measuring 80cm in width, heavy and you push to open to enter the bedroom.
  • This bedroom has four sets of bunk beds, two on the left and two on the right.
  • This bedroom will sleep up to 8 people.

Bedroom Two

  • Bedroom Two is located on the first floor and is the second door on your left after the stairs.
  • There is a single door measuring 80cm in width, heavy and you push to open to enter the bedroom.
  • This bedroom has two sets of bunk beds and a six person bunk bed. On the left is the two standard bunk beds and on the right is the six person bunk bed.
  • This bedroom will sleep up to 10 people.

Toilet and Shower Room

  • The toilet and shower room is located just after the living room.
  • There are four toilet cubicles available which are unisex.
  • There are two shower cubicles at the very rear which are unisex and have adjustable shower heads.
  • There is a pair of sinks available on the opposite side to the toilet cubicles.