JANUARY - FEBRUARY
The Brigid of Faughart Festival
Sunday 29th January until Sunday 2nd February
Dundalk, Faughart and Ravensdale Co. Louth
This festival celebrates Brigid of Faughart, Saint and Goddess, and the Celtic Festival of Imbolc or Spring in myth, landscape, folklore, spiritual customs, music, poetry and dance.
The Brigid of Faughart Festival is a celebration of Brigid, both Goddess and Saint.
The emphasis of the festival is to revisit and reclaim the richness of the traditions associated with Brigid of Faughart, in ways which are relevant to our lives in the 21st century.
For more information visit www.deloreswhelan.ie
FEBRUARY - MARCH
The Táin Walking Festival 2014
Friday 28th February to Sunday 2nd March
The Cooley Peninsula, Co. Louth
Enjoy the breathtaking views of the scenic Cooley mountains on this wonderful weekend of guided treks suitable for all grades of walkers. The festival will offer geological walks, fascinating historical walks and a spectcular night walk.
More information and the full walks programme can be found on our Festivals page Here
Dundalk Driving Tourism Forward Fundraiser
Friday 28th February, 5.00pm
The Dundalk Stadium, Racecourse Road, Dundalk
The event will showcase the number of outstanding events on the horizon this year. The funds raised at this event will be reinvested into tourism initiatives in the North-East region.
We are currently extending an invitation to dine in the panoramic restaurant during the races on our gala fundraising evening which will showcase all that the local area has to offer.
The restaurant package costs €50pp and includes the following:
Admission, Horse racing, Greyhound racing, Race cards, 4 course meal served at a leisurely pace throughout racing, Table in panoramic restaurant overlooking track, Table side tote betting, bar and waiting service throughout racing & Après race entertainment.
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Cowboy Dance Night
Sunday 16th March 9.00pm
The Four Seasons Hotel Carlingford
Muchgrange National School Parents’ Association are hosting their final fundraising event for this school year, a Cowboy Dance Night on Sunday 16th March @ 9pm in the Four Seasons Hotel Carlingford. The evening will kick off with line dancing tuition by Mickey Clarke. Irish singing sensation Joe Murray and the Texas Wildcats will then pay tribute as only they can to Country Music Superstar Garth Brooks, who will be back in Ireland July 2014!
Sunday 30th March 1.00pm
The Village Green and the slopes of Sliave Foy Carlingford
WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT!
On the day of the hunt, 100 ceramic leprechauns are hidden on Slieve Foy mountain, to the right of the S.P.A, with a total cash amount of €2000 beneath them. However, people that may come across a real leprechaun are requested not to try to capture them.Only carriers of authenticated licenses are allowed on the mountain during the hunting period and prospecting licenses are sold with proceeds going to charity
The Carlingford National Poultry Races
Easter Monday 21st April
The Village Green Carlingford
Easter is the time of holy celebration, colorful Easter hats and chocolate eggs… Well, not in Carlingford in Co Louth – get set for the wackiest event of the year.!
The area that hosts the National Leprechaun Hunt is ‘laying’ on a day at the races Easter egg style. Open to anything that lays an egg - The 2014 Easter National Poultry Races are on!
The sane and insane are invited to watch chickens, roosters, ducks and geese race to the finish line on the Village Green in the picturesque town of Carlingford in County Louth on Easter Monday April 21st. International Boyle Sports have partnered with the innovative event and will be on course to accept bets on ‘Golden Nugget, ‘What a Chick’ or ‘Sunnyside up’.
Visit the National Poultry Races page for more information on our Festivals page
There are 40 different types of accommodation available in Carlingford and Cooley.
There are events taking place in Carlingford and on the Cooley Peninsula the whole year round. Visit the Events page to stay up to date! Link to Events
Enjoy golf, walking, sailing, arts and crafts and many other activities during your visit to Carlingford.
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