Carlingford Pipe Band Festival
enjoy the waters of Carlingford Lough
Medieval Carlingford
Irish music flows from the pubs in Carlingford, Ravensdale & Omeath
Golfing by the shores of Carlingford lough

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  • All Ireland Poc Fada 2015
    All Ireland Poc Fada Hurling & Camogie Championships 2015 The Poc Fada All Ireland Championships on Annaverna Mountain a great way to experi...
  • The Táin March 2015
    The Táin March 2015 from Rathcrogan, Co. Roscommon to Omeath on the Cooley Peninsula along the shores of Carlingford Lough.
  • Glenmore Challenge 2015
    Glenmore Challenge 13th June 2015 Start/Finish: Mullaghbouy Community Centre, Cooley Peninsula

Welcome to Carlingford and the Cooley Peninsula

 

Carlingford and The Cooley Peninsula are situated in the north east corner of county Louth, midway between Belfast and Dublin. The area as a whole and Carlingford in particular has a rich historical heritage primarily because of the Tain Bo Culainge or the Cattle Raid of Cooley, an ancient Irish saga. The Cooley Peninsula is roughly divided along a north westerly/south easterly line with fine fertile soil to the south west and rugged mountain terrain to the north east, the Cooley Mountains (highest point Sleive Foy , 588metres) are ideal for walkers and hikers of all experience levels and form,and with Carlingford Lough dramatic views from wherever  you are in the peninsula. 

Carlingford and Cooley also has a number of important pre-historic and medieval sites, especially within the confines of Carlingford itself. For instance, the village itself is dominated by the remains of King Johns Castle, the first major construction in Carlingford’s history built in the twelfth century. Other fine examples of religious and secular buildings dating from the twelfth century onwards can also be seen in the village.
Carlingford has a deserved reputation for hospitality, with some of the finest restaurants and friendliest pubs in Ireland, it also offers a wonderful array of finest quality accommodation from hostels to hotels and a multitude of different things to do.

Link: Getting to Carlingford and the Cooley Peninsula

Táin Walking Festival 2015

Breaking News! Unfortunately, the Táin Walking Festival will not take place in 2015. A one day event will be held on the June Bank Holiday Monday as part of the "Táin March" More information will be available on www.tainmarch.net closer to the date.

Tain Walking Festival

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