Filmed and edited by David Bickerstaff
During the 18th Century in Northen Ireland, the coast from Newcastle south to Greencastle was notorious for smuggling. Brandy, wine, tobacco, tea and silk entered via the Isle of Man and were conveyed over the Mourne Mountains to Hilltown along a path which became known as the Brandy Pad. The Bloody Bridge begins that journey and is reputedly the site of a massacre during the 1641 rebellion when a wagon load of prisoners being transported to the nearby town of Downpatrick were ambushed and slaughtered.
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