Looking for something to do? Carlingford has something for everyone.
Lots to Do and See


Visit Carlingford offer great packages at no extra cost.
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Starting from: €65 pp


Carlingfords known for great festivals & we always have something happening every weekend
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The Charming Medieval Village of Carlingford is situated on the East Coast of Ireland, in the heart of the Cooley Peninsula, a border town in County Louth or what is known to the natives as Irelands’ ‘Wee’ County. Located halfway between Capital Cities Belfast and Dublin visitors will encounter a hub of heritage, folklore, and activities on the shores of Carlingford Lough, resting at the foot of the Slieve Foy Mountain. Carlingford and Omeath are certainly one of the most unique places you will ever visit. Steeped in History and ready to welcome you.
The Village is located in northern side of the Peninsula, Right in the middle of the mountain ranges of Cooley, Gullion and Mourne, The location calls you to explore their magnificence on foot, horseback or cycling with a huge variety of looped walks and bicycle routes available. Local adventure centres offer you rock climbing, abseiling canoeing, kayaking, sailing and windsurfing in the waters of Carlingford Lough and the Irish Sea.

Why Visit Carlingford?

Countless Visitors

When you want to come and stay, Carlingford is offering top quality Hotels, Hostels, B&B’s and Self catering accommodation. Something for a romantic weekend or a family break away.

Captivating History

Carlingford is steeped in history from famed Celtic Legends to Knights and Kings of olde. Tour the village and step back into a unique part in time. Guaranteed to entertain everyone not just history buffs

Beautiful Scenery

The Carlingford and the Cooley Peninsula area was Awarded the coveted “European Destination of Excellence” for Breathtaking scenery. It truly is a beautiful place to behold, so why wait? Book a trip today.

Quality Food

Carlingford Village offer affordable, cafés, restaurants and bistros that provide food to all our visitors. From Michelin Awarded Restaurants to homely tea rooms offering cosy dining and delicious treats.

Great Nightlife

Carlingford have a great nightlife for everybody, Music,Bands, DJ’s and much more. If you want a place to be entertained. We have it.

Lots of Activities

Rock climbing, Horse Riding, Kayaking, Surfing and so much more.Stag or Hen Parties can enjoy a thrilling trip in Carlingford

Belfast to Dublin

Only an hour between Belfast and DublinCarlingford is easy to get to. But guaranteed to be an experience different and rememberable from the rest.

Holiday Packages

We offer packages for golfing weekendsHens & StagsFamily trips and sports bonding packages. We do the hard work so you dont have to.

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Upcoming Events in Carlingford


Cooley Coast Run

7:00 pm — 10:00 pm
Cooley Kickhams GAA Sports Complex

The sixth annual Cooley Coast Run has been confirmed for Friday 20th May 2015. This is a 12.5k Road Race & a 10k run/walk along Cooley’s famous coast line, taking in the wonderful scenery of Carlingford Lough and the Mourne and Cooley mountains. This is now an established event on the running calendar with approximately…


Convoy to Cooley with Nathan Carter

7:00 pm — 10:00 pm
Cooley Kickhams GAA Sports Complex

Cooley Kickhams are proud to welome singing sensation Nathan Carter to Fr McEvoy Park on Saturday 21st May. A bumper week end of events is planned so stay tuned for more information. But in the meantime keep Saturday 21st May free in your diary as Cooley Kickhams welcomes country musics hottest act Nathan Carter. Get…


Táin March Festival 2016

8:00 am — 5:00 pm

The march starts in Roscommon and comes through Loughcrew, Clonabreany, Crossakiel, Kells, Martry, Teltown, Slane and onwards, ending in County Louth. It is being run by the Carlingford Peninsula Tourism Office – Frances Taylor, Tourism officer and the co-ordinator for the March is Tom Laramie.

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Carlingford offers culinary delights from all of its proprietors, From Michelin Rated restaurants to famed Steak Dishes. Carlingford really does offer that special something for food lovers. All of the providers in Carlingford source their ingredients locally ensuring you get the very best in season produce available. Every year Carlingford celebrates the “The Taste of Carlingford” A festival which highlights the great food and food preparation Carlingford has to offer. With top cafés, restaurants, bistros and Gastro-pubs. Carlingford has something to offer.



Dive right in! Carlingford boasts some of the best activities in the Island of Ireland, Everything from Horse riding, Swimming, Sailing. Fun activities for all the family or your friends. Carlingford consistently delivers both enjoyable experiences for the outside and indoor, maybe you wish to be told the way to create cocktails? or you want to learn pottery making? Carlingford offers it.



We offer great holiday packages for families planning a trip in Carlingford. There is so much to do, from golfing, sports, swimming, sailing, fishing, horseriding and much much more. Get the week or weekend away you won’t forget. Carlingford really has established itself as one of the top locations to visit in Ireland, Its been featured on theJournal, TheDaily Edge, Irish Central and many more. Come and see it for yourself.