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Day Activities Dundalk

Carlingford Lough Angling

Carlingford Lough Sea Angling provides a safe, modern, all year round sea fishing facility. The rich
fishing grounds of the north east coast provide some of the best sea fishing in Irish coastal waters. Carlingford Lough holds the Irish Record for tope at 661/2lbs and specimen fish are frequently caught. Oliver Finnegan, skipper of the Sharon Michélé, has many years seafaring experience and has pioneered sea angling round the Lough and the north eastern coast of Ireland. So, if Angling is your thing the Sharon Michélé will keep you safe on the waters of the Lough!

Cycle the Táin Trail

The route is about 40km long and can be walked comfortably in two days. It starts in the heritage town
of Carlingford, the way rises out of the town to run as a forest track along the northern slopes of Carlingford Mountain, giving wonderful views of the Mournes, before dipping to sea level at the town of Omeath. The Way then rises steeply on narrow roads and tracks through open country to a pass (430m) in the midst of the mountains. It then descends again to Ravensdale, where there are forest trails and accommodation.

Irish Country Quads in Inniskeen!

Take a break from life in the fast lane. Enjoy a tour with Irish Country Quads riding on All Terrain Vehicles on the specially designed courses with skill and thrill. The trail includes an underground tunnel with splash, overhead bridges, water splash drive, tight corners, large circular track, bumpy ground and muddy ditches. Waterproofs, helmets, wellington boots and gloves are provided.

Carlingford Adventure Centre

You’ll never be bored at Carlingford Adventure Centre! With over 20 land & water based activities they cater for all ages and abilities. Carlingford Adventure Centre also offers Sailing, Wind surfing, Powerboat and Mountain Navigation Skills courses for both adults and children.

Relax and Unwind in the Scenic Carlingford

Just over a 20 minute drive from the Crowne Plaza Dundalk, Carlingford nestles between Slieve Foy, Carlingford Lough and the Mourne mountains. A unique blend of natural beauty, spectacular panoramas, myths & legends combine with a modern day cultural infrastructure. Wander the quiet lanes of Carlingford and browse in the quirky emporiums that line the streets. Visit the Trinity Arts Centre and enjoy the views from King John’s Castle.

Day Tour to Dublin by Train

Hop on the train to Dublin, and arrive in Ireland’s Capital. With plenty of options; depending on your idea of fun you can visit Old Jameson Distillery and do a whiskey tasting, taste a pint of the blackstuff from the Gravity Bar, at the top of the Guinness Storehouse, wonder at the detail of the book of Kells, marvel at Caravaggio’s “The Taking of Christ” at the National Gallery, or if all of that is too cultural for you, relax and take it easy in St. Stephen’s Green with an ice-cream and watch the Dublin World go by.

Golf in one of Louth’s

9 Great Golf Courses! With over 9 golf courses to choose from in the locality, why not tee off in County Louth?

Day Tour to Belfast by Train

Arrive in Belfast relaxed from your one hour train journey, and begin a day of exploring! Take a black taxi tour to see the famous murals of Belfast depicting the Northern Irish Troubles, wonder at Samson & Goliath in the Titanic Quarter, enjoy the restaurants of the Cathedral quarter, and of course explore what bargains can be purchased on Belfast’s High Street. After all this, enjoy the atmosphere of the iconic Crowne Bar before embarking on your train journey back to the Crowne Plaza Dundalk.

Drogheda Day

Spend the day in Drogheda, only a 20 minute drive away. Visit the stunning gardens of Beaulieu House, enjoy the views from Millmount Tower, Shop ‘til you drop in the newly built Scotch Hall, or in the picturesque streets of Drogheda. Unwind and relax with a coffee and make your way back to the Crowne Plaza for a delicious meal in Fahrenheit Grill.

The Oriel Trail

The route makes its way through County Louth taking in all of its splendour whether it may be the Medieval Village of Carlingford in the north or the historical town of Drogheda. There are places of interest to suit all interests ranging from monuments, historic houses, castle & gardens and adventure centres to name but a few.

Visit the Heritage sites of Newgrange, Knowth & Dowth

Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre, opened in 1997 and is designed to present the archaeological heritage of the Boyne Valley, which includes the megalithic passage tombs of Newgrange and Knowth. The Centre is the starting point for all visits to both monuments, and contains extensive interpretative displays and viewing areas.
Learn that Newgrange is older than the Pyramids, enjoy the swirling rock art and most of all appreciate the beautiful, idyllic surrounds of Brú na Boinne