Carlingford & the Cooley Penninsula

Less than an hours drive from Ireland's two major cities, 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; 9 reputable restaurants, 7 cosy pubs, 15 special places to stay, craft & antique shops, adventure centres, yacht charter, Cookery School and much more.

Walking the medieval streets of Carlingford, you can still see most of the original ancient buildings - all within a 5 minute walk. Carlingford is at the centre of much more too;

Within an hours drive:

  • Newgrange - the famous 3,000BC prehistoric burial chambers
  • Proleek Dolmen standing stones
  • Ancient Hill of Tara - seat of the High Kings of Ireland.
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  • Battle of the Boyne site
  • 15 golf courses
  • Drogheda
  • The spectacular Mountains of Mourne
  • Slieve Gullion forest drive
  • Mellifont abbey - first Cistercian monastery in Ireland, 1142
  • Trim Castle - largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland, 1172
  • Cooley Distillery
  • Newry

Within two hours drive:

  • Giant's Causeway - a World Heritage Site
  • Spectacular Antrim Coast drive
  • Strangford Lough