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Wonderful Crafts & Shops

Carlingford has a great selection of shops and restaurants, so no matter what you are looking for we are guaranteed to tickle your fancy.

Great Bars & Restaurants

Discover the delicious tastes of dining in the Cooley Peninsula. The local eateries are committed to the “eat local” food movement and exceptional food

Top Class Accommodation

Whether you are interested in a getaway for a group of friends, family or just a weekend away for two. Carlingford has a wide selection of Fáilte Approved properties and other more to suit your needs.


Escape to Irelands Ancient North East

Carlingford is famous for many reasons. With the Mournes stretching down to the Lough on the Northern side of the Sea. The region boasts great activities, trips, restaurants, accommodation and wonderful tales…

Carlingford Lough really has lots to offer.
Take your first step through 5000 years of wonder

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Cooley Peninsula



Irelands Best Kept Secret

In the northeast corner of County Louth, midway between Belfast and Dublin, right at the beginning of Ireland’s Ancient East, you’ll find one of Irelands best kept secrets… Carlingford and The Cooley Peninsula.

The area as a whole and Carlingford, in particular, has a rich historical heritage. Learn about one of the great Celtic heroes of all time, Cuchulainn, and the Tain Bo Culainge or the Cattle Raid of Cooley. The Cooley Peninsula is divided along a northwesterly/southeasterly border with Northern Ireland. With excellent fertile soil which provides fantastic produce available in all local eateries. To the south-west and rugged mountain terrain to the northeast, the Cooley Mountains (highest point Slieve Foy, 588metres) are ideal for walkers and hikers of all experience levels and form, and with Carlingford Lough dramatic views from wherever you are on the peninsula.