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Carlingford Lough
& Cooley Peninsula

This is a place sculpted by time and exciting history. A place where mountains, forest, hills and rivers meet the sea. A place where time stands still and magic happens. 

Our History

Ages of Carlingford

Walking Routes

Come & Explore

Myths & Legends

Hear the Stories

Things to Do

Activities for Everyone

Upcoming Events

Great Entertainment

Carlingford & cooley Peninsula • Mourne Region • Gullion

We have been making traveling to Carlingford simple and easy for over 10 years. It all started with a small group of enthusiasts who warmed up to the idea to show the whole world how beautiful and interesting Carlingford is. 

Over the years we have carried out painstaking and serious work to make your trip better.

Today we are ready to offer you a range of services. From basic quiet travels to extreme adventures. 

Touristic routes to local attractions, picnics in nature in amazing places, quad biking, horse riding, surfing, kitesurfing, diving – this is only a small part of what we are ready to offer you!

The charming medieval village of Carlingford is situated on the East coast of Ireland, in the heart of the Cooley Peninsula, at the foot of Slieve Foy and overlooking the Mourne mountains. Located halfway between the cities of Belfast and Dublin, visitors will encounter a hub of heritage and folklore.

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Discover the Greenway

A beautiful walk between Omeath & Carlingford

Explore the region and enjoy a walk through an area of outstanding beauty. The Carlingford to Omeath Greenway stretches along the coastline between our two village. This is an ideal path for anyone who wishes to cycle in the area. 

Contact us for more information on the Greenway and bike hire in Carlingford

Escape To Carlingford Lough

Start Your Journey Through Ireland’s Ancient East.

Carlingford is famous for many reasons, It borders the political divide between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. With the Mournes stretching down to the Lough on the Northern side of the Mountain. Carlingford Lough has lots to offer. Take your first steps through 5000 years of wonder.

The area is nestled between Co. Down on it’s northern shores and the Cooley Peninsula, Co. Louth on the South, the area around Carlingford Lough is one of outstanding natural beauty.The Mourne Mountains, these are the jewels of Northern irelands landscape. They hug the coastline of County Down and rest at the shores of Carlingford Lough. It was a region that was designated as an AONB.

Exciting History

Ireland's Best Kept Historical Town

Carlingford Lough can lay claim that as a region it has been touched by every single historical epoch of both national and world wide significance. Come and learn about one of Ireland’s most significant locations. From the stories of Celtic Legends, to the Normans and Edward the Bruce, right through to the ages of Royal Agency, rebellion and modern times from the formation of governments and the world wars. Carlingford Lough is a beautiful place with an immensely powerful story.

Meet the
VisitCarlingford Team

Our goal is to create Fun, Value for money packages for people visiting Carlingford. If we do our job right, you might not even be aware of the work and planning behind your trip. We are the local Experts!