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Carlingford Activities, Attractions & Things to Do

Carlingford, Perfect Location with lots to do!

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So much to see, So much to do. Dont miss out on all the fun and enjoyment. Activities, Attractions & Things to do for all ages. Visiting the Tourist Attractions, Hill Walking in the Cooley Mountains, Watersports on Carlingford Lough, Cycling the Coastal Path, Savouring our local cuisine in the many fine restaurants, enjoying the Carlingford Oyster Festival, Join the Carlingford Leprechaun Hunt and so much more. Let Carlingford Viewpoint be your starting point for a totally different holiday.

Carlingford Activities, Tourist Attractions and things to do

We highly recommend a visit to the Carlingford Folk Park where the young and young at heart can get as close as it is possible to some of Carlingford’s most revered residents. You will be enchanted!

Leprechaun Cavern carlingford activities Carlingford Activities, Attractions & Things to Do Leprechaun CavernCarlingford’s Slieve Foy is the home of The Last Leprechauns of Ireland and recently an underground cavern was discovered, a passageway connecting the Wee Folk to the sea from the mountain, you can visit The Leprechaun and Fairy Cavern at the Carlingford Folk Park and meet the world renowned “Leprechaun Whisperer”.

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Explore Carlingford, Carlingford Lough, Newry & Warrenpoint

Carlingford Lough promotional video by the Loughs Agency to promote the whole of the Cooley Peninsula and Newry & Mourne region with the Lough at it’s heart! This is a great video with fantastic scenery from land, sea and sky! View Carlingford Lough from the water, passing Carlingford Castle and harbour, Warrenpoint, Narrow Water Castle onwards to the Victoria Canal and Albert’s Basin in Newry. The video concentrates on Carlingford Lough and its water tributaries and the emphasis is on all of the water activities available from fishing to sailing.

Carlingford and the Cooley Peninsula’s outdoor activities are very popular ranging from Abseiling & Airsoft to shore fishing & Zorbing for the land lubbers and on the water the selection of things to do ranges from Crab fishing to Windsurfing and Sailing on Carlingford Lough while on the mountains Hill Walking, Mountain Biking and adventure activities will keep the enthusiasts happy.

The Carlingford Adventure Centre in the heart of the town offers a number of activities both on land and water. Abseiling, Laser Combat and Zorbing to name but a few of what they have on offer.

Cyclists, who are generally looking for a “slower” tour have the choice of a number of cycle routes taking in the coast line and mountain roads while Mountain Bike enthusiasts can follow some of the “Táin Way” going from Carlingford to Ravensdale over the Mountain passes.

Walkers are well catered for with a series of ten graded looped walks available on the flat and on the mountains around the peninsula including the “Táin Way”.

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Some of the activities, attractions and places not to be missed around Carlingford and the Cooley Peninsula include…

  • Greenore Railway Heritage Village
  • Flagstaff Viewing Point
  • Clontygora Court Tomb
  • The Long Woman’s Grave
  • Clermont Cairn
  • Carnawaddy
  • Templetown Beach
  • The Fairy Hill, Jenkinstown,
  • Proleek Dolmen
  • Meander the narrow streets of Medieval Carlingford
  • Walk along Carlingford Harbour Promenade and around King John’s Castle
  • A visit  to Carlingford Heritage Centre
  • Ravensdale Woods
  • Guided Walking Tours
  • Horse Trekking
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Canoeing
  • Water Skiing

Carlingford’s best kept secret is it’s local cuisine, sourced fresh from the Lough and delivered straight to your plate, it boasts an unforgettable dining experience. We mention but a few of the local eateries.

  • The Bay Tree
  • King Fisher
  • The Schooner Steak House
  • Magee’s Bistro
  • Dan’s Stonewall Cafe
  • The Oyster Catcher Bistro
  • PJ O’Hares
  • Food For Thought
  • Fitzpatrick’s Restaurant, Rockmarshall

For more information on things to do visit the Cooley Peninsula Tourist Office in the old Railway Station in Carlingford directly opposite the Harbour where you will find a wealth of information on the locality including maps and guides.

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