Carlingford to Omeath Greenway

WALKS IN CARLINGFORD & COOLEY PENINSULA

Time to Walk

2 hour

Distance

6-7 km

Difficulty

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The Greenway is open for walkers allowing stunning views of Carlingford Lough and Slieve Foye, The Greenway takes the walker and cyclist along the shoreline and travels from Omeath to Carlingford. It uses the old railway line between Omeath and Carlingford, offering spectacular views of the Cooley Peninsula and Carlingford Lough. It certainly has proved quite popular for tourists and locals alike.

The locals are tremendously proud of the new facility and if you’re wondering where to enter it do not hesitate in getting in touch with us or asking the locals. It is really a fantastic ponder along the shore of Carlingford Lough and is already proving extremely popular with cyclists and walkers.
The stunning views of Slieve Foye Carlingford Lough and across to Warrenpoint at the foot of the Mournes certainly make it a contender for one of the most fabulous walking views in the country. The path that has really opened up the Calvary at Omeath, Religion of all kinds has always had place and history in this region, especially the famous Calvary scene, with its Station of the Cross, which have attracted Christian worshippers for generations; a Lourdes Grotto; as well as the famous coffin, which contains the incorrupt corpse of an Italian priest, Fr Aloysius Gentili, which is on public view. Omeath is also famous for something not a handful of people know, Padraig Pearse drafted the 1916 Proclamation, while a teacher at the local Irish College, which is now the derelict Park Hotel, Omeath. Funding of €687,000 for the work is being provided by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, under the National Cycling Network Programme, with additional funding from the Loughs Agency and Louth County Council.

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