Mountains Landscape Partnership delivered a number of successful projects on NIW land
Mountain Rescue spokesman said it was not a major incident but weather had caught them out.
is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty and the largely rural region is dotted with small towns and villages.
Pierce's Castle (centre hill) in the Mourne
Mountains where a helicopter crashed this evening
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Newry, Mourne
and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Gillian Fitzpatrick said: "I am delighted to be here this morning to mark the official opening of the 528,000 development of a purpose-built 3G sports pitch on the edge of the Mourne
It's just half an hour too from Belfast and its vast array of shops or you could save your walking for the Mournes
SDLP Assembly member Colin McGrath described a video outlining the Mournes
as a possible site as "chilling".
Mountain Adventure provides young people, from a range of backgrounds, with the opportunity to take part in a day of fun, adventure and challenge in the beautiful setting of the Mournes
Bruce, who described his experience as the most terrifying of his life, admitted: "I have hiked all around Europe but have never been so confused or frightened as I was with the Mournes
"Maybe our recordings will encourage some lovely lassie to take pity on a lonely singer amidst the Mournes
He added: "This announcement from the Government's Radioactive Waste Management organisation that their investigations show a GDF is possible in places like the Mourne
mountains beggars belief.
Coupled with a further 50km trails network in Rostrevor, mountain bike enthusiasts and other visitors are expected to generate a significant impact to the local economy in the wider Mournes