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Activities & Business on the Peninsula
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Welcome to our Cooley Peninsula Undiscovered page. Join Larry our Tourism Ambassador on his journey around the Cooley Peninsula following local businesses & activities and keeping up to date on the Events as they happen on the Peninsula

Carlingford Marina

Nestled in the picturesque setting of Carlingford Lough and the Cooley Peninsula, Carlingford Marina proivdes a haven for those who appreciate the finer things in life.
What’s on offer-
In addition to extensive marina facilities, Carlingford Marina is fully equipped for any event; corporate or for leisure.
Marina Berthage
– Competitive prices all year round
Boat Lifting and Dry Storage
– The Largest Travel Lift in Ireland
Luxury Apartments
– Fully equipped, four star, self-catering apartments.
Function Room and Meeting Room
– Suitable for gatherings large or small
Large viewing platform
– With views up and down the lough

Rabelo-cafe-deli-wine bar

Wine bar and Cafe located in Carlingford Marina, enjoy good wine and good food while taking in the breath taking views of Carlingford Lough.

Visit Carlingford

For Accommodation, Activities, Meal Deals, History Tours, Golf and much more check out our Website www.visitcarlingford.com for all our latest Packages.
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Memories Boutique

Shop online at memoriesboutique.ie or visit our boutique in Carlingford!
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Instagram – memoriescarlingford

Barry's Shop - Grange & Omeath, Co. Louth.

Family run shop and post office, selling groceries, newspapers, stationery, hardware, coal, gas etc. National lottery agent. Payzone.

Carlingford Sweet Treats

We are a local business within the Carlingford area, We supply Sweet cones & Party sweets for all occasions.
Birthday Party’s, Hen Party’s, Stag Party’s, Halloween, Toy show, Christmas eve, New Years, Easter to we can cater for any special day/night.

The Bay Tree Restaurant & Guesthouse

Award Winning Michelin Recommended Restaurant in Carlingford. We use fresh, local ingredients to create elegant and tasty dishes which are served by our friendly and accommodating staff. 

liberty Cafe

A little cafe serving delicious homemade soups, savory tarts, scones, tray bakes all baked daily on the premises and specialising in fantastic coffee!!

Feely's Fish & chip shop & Pizzeria, Carlingford

Fast food restaurant

Ruby Ellens Tea Rooms

Ruby Ellen’s offer a diverse menu, something to suit everyone. We serve breakfast until noon, light snacks, Afternoon Tea, Desserts and Childrens menus.

Roma Restaurant Carlingford

Specialised in the industry of Italian restaurant and fast food businesses for over 16 years, Roma in Carlingford strives to provide the best quality food for its clientele

Wildwood Street Food

Wildwood Streetfood Café is a healthful wholefood cafe.
Trading from a street food box on Newry St. located outside Escape HQ.

Fishy Dishy Restaurant

Fishy Dishy restaurant specialise in a friendly service and a produce sourced as locally as possible.

Ma Bakers

Ma Bakers attracts both a loyal local crowd and visitors to Carlingford who create and enjoy its lively atmosphere. Its long serving staff will keep you entertained and help you with our range of craft beers, spirits and shots. In Ma Bakers, you will find great entertainment with regular live music listings and dj entertainment; the perfect venue for a great night out. To the back of the bar you will find our outdoor area with a spacious smoking room and outside the front of our bar you will see the Slieve Foy Mountain from a distance.
Ma Baker’s is in popular demand for hens and stags with plenty of things to do for your hen and stag weekend. We will look after your needs and take into account what you would like in your package. We have several packages to avail off and will meet the price that suits your financial needs. We provide accommodation and if you were interested in availing of our packages we also provide food, free shots, stripper, access to the sky park, quad biking, off road jeep trips, cycling, horse riding, karaoke and go carting.
Our staff are very knowledgeable about the village and local amenities. Carlingford has several boutiqus, coffee shops, pubs and restaurants and it is a close knit community which has an advantage of been beside everything which is in walking distance. We also have a courtesy bus if you need to avail of it. We will ensure you enjoy your weekend leaving behind good memories and fun times.

Taaffes Castle

Taaffe’s Castle is situated in the beautiful medieval town of Carlingford. It was built at the start of the 16th century as a fortified townhouse and a trading depot for the Taaffe family. The Taaffe’s later became the ‘Earls of Carlingford’ in 1661. Carlingford’s strategic position on the east coast of Ireland along with Carrickfergus and Dundalk, made it a vital trading port. This trade led to Carlingford’s relative prosperity between the 14th and early 16th centuries. It even received five Royal charters for trading — the first in 1326 by King Edward II and the last in 1619 under King James I. The increased trade encouraged the rich mercantile class to build such buildings as ‘The Mint’ as well as ‘Taafee’s Castle’. The following centuries were however not as prosperous for the town after the Cromwellian Conquest of 1649 and the Williamite Wars of the 1690s. By 1744 Carlingford was described as ‘in a state of ruin’ and the following century saw the disappearance of the prosperous herring shoals in the lough. This charming town has recently ‘bounced back’ as a top tourist destination due to it’s spectacular setting, wonderful pubs and medieval architecture. 

P J O'Hare's

PJs is located in the heart of the village on the picturesque pedestrianized Tholsel Street.
The bar proves a firm favourite among locals and visitors to the area.
The Anchor Bar, known locally as PJ’s, is Carlingfords best known & most popular bar.

Carlingford Arms

Family run Bar & Restaurant

McKevitts Hotel

McKevitt’s Village Hotel is a family run hotel that lies in the heart of Carlingford. It offers 12 en suite bedrooms with a warm traditional decorative theme. Our restaurant specialises in wholesome home cooking with a touch of flair.

Four Seasosn's Hotel Carlingford

The 4 star Four Seasons Hotel, Spa & Leisure Club Carlingford boasts newly designed bedrooms; a new Luxe Spa, a leisure club, superb dining options & a friendly atmosphere making it the perfect location for leisure, weddings and corporate guests alike.

Ghan House

Built in 1727, Ghan House is a 4* AA rated, 2 AA Rosette fully restored, family run Georgian House, now in its 29th year of continuous business with 22 years of awards and nominations.
One of the oldest private houses of its type in Ireland, it is a tree length from Medieval Carlingford with 3 acres of walled mature gardens and 8 acres of stables & horse fields.

We are in a wonderful location just one hour from both Dublin and Belfast airports.

King Fisher, Carlingford

The Kingfisher Bistro Darcy McGee Courtyard Carlingford was established in 1998 by brother and sister team Mark and Claire Woods.

Top quality ingredients, sourced locally and cooked to perfection, has been the secret to the Kingfisher Bistro success. Owned and run by Mark and Claire Woods at the Darcy Mc Gee Courtyard in Dundalk Street, Carlingford, Co Louth, Kingfisher Bistro is a real gem. After 15 years in business the restaurant has gathered a terrific following and although small, seating 42, it packs a mighty punch. The variety Mark can create in his kitchen works perfectly with Claire’s flawless service management. The brother/sister team are widely praised for producing what many regard as the most exciting food in the area.

Greenore Golf Club

Greenore Golf Club is situated in the picturesque Cooley Peninsula in Co. Louth

This 18 hole championship links course offers a challenge to every type of golfer.
Greenore has its own club professional and a top of the range golf shop with all
the major brands. Facilities include a practice range, a chipping and putting green. The course is non exclusive – all green fees, groups and golfing societies are welcome.

Greenore Railway/Maritime Museum & Victorian Tea Rooms at Greenore Co-

Greenore Railway/Maritime museum is located in the cellar in Greenore Co-operative Euston Street Greenore A91KR6K. Also Victorian style Tea Rooms are housed on the lst Floor where you can enjoy Afternoon Tea while dressing in the finery of bygone days.

We also offer Breakfast Baps, Freshly made sandwiches and delicious cakes, as well as Ice Cream, Minerals and Confectionery.
We also stock fishing tackle and fishing rods and are an emergency stop for losing that hook when fishing on our sea front on Carlingford Lough.

Home at the school house

The coolest in Cooley. A home from home, that also happens to serve the best artisan coffee…… plus a dollop of unrayl craic on the side! Leave your ego at the door.

Mountain Bay Farm & Allotments

Mountain Bay Allotments is a family run business based in Gyles Quay, Co. Louth. On land owned by the family for more than 100 years, sits beautiful and picturesque allotments lying between the foothills of the Cooley Mountains and Dundalk bay. With today’s hussle and bussle society, sometimes a break is needed to take time away from our busy lives.
Here at Mountain Bay Allotments that is exactly what is possible. There are many benefits both physically and mentally to gardening, and given the freedom you have on your own personal plot you’ll be sure to reap exactly what you sow!
Contact us today to secure your plot for the coming year.

Sweet Home Chicago

Home of the Donut Sundae! Mini donuts! Bananas bites! Premium whipped ice cream! Specialty coffee! Lemonade and Sweet iced tea!

Sea Louth

Sea Louth scenic seafood trail is a new tourism initiative and visitor experience developed to showcase Louth’s picturesque coastline and local seafood offering.

The Lighthouse Lordship -Reiki

Co Louth
Reiki Master
Monthly Workshops in self love, anti anxiety and vision boards
Group Reiki Meditations


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Three Yoga

Health & wellness website
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Old Grange farm

A little country hobby farm, fun & frolics daily, set in the heart of the cooley peninsula ❤️🐔🦆🐴🐐🐎🐓🐾🐥🦆

Cooley Mermaids

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Carlingford Open Water Coach

🌊Open Water & pool Coaching
🏊‍♀️All abilities, groups/1:1
🏊‍♀️Stroke analysis
🏊‍♀️Water Safety
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Carlingford lough Open Water

Carlingford Lough Open Water is a cross border open water swim club with members from all over Ireland.

Everyone is welcome to join the club.

They swim primarily in Carlingford Lough making the most of the beautiful swimming conditions in locations around the Lough such as Warrenpoint, Rostrevor, Killowen, Omeath and of course Carlingford.

Members participate in open water swim events throughout the year both in wetsuits and also in skins.

The club meets up every weekend for a swim or dip and also sometimes during the week if tidal conditions are in favour.

The swim club members always have tea and coffee and cake after each swim which gives them a chance to catch up on a bit of craic and meet the other members.

All their swims are posted up on our Instagram Page including meeting times and locations.

Temperature increases in the water in the next couple of weeks will see optimal swimming conditions in the Lough and the club will be upping their swim sessions for the forthcoming swim season.

The objectives if the club and members are to to get fit enough to swim regular and increase swimming distances in open water and even participate in some events throughout Ireland and further afield.

They have a qualified open water instructor (Ferdia) who will provide tips and advice.

Safety of course is paramount and anyone attempting to start open water swimming must abide by the buddy system, always wear a safety buoy and it is also extremely important be a very competent pool swimmer before you consider getting into the open water.

Swim distances will vary depending on fitness levels, swimming ability and also open water experience. Distances can range from being a simply dip to 200m, 400m 800m, 1k, 3.9k Triathlon distances plus 5k and 10k.

If you would like to join the club and come along to the forthcoming swims certainly contact them through Instagram – DM.

Cooley Night Walks

Walk & Talk Therapy Night walks 🌌🤠🔦
Destination: Cooley Hills 

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Cadger's Day

My friends, In late June last year more than 100 of you turned out to walk the Cadgers’ Pad and help make the video “The Mountains of Cooley” (search on Youtube). We all had such good fun that we want to do it again. This year’s walk will be bilingual, organised in co-operation between our local Ciorcal Comhrá (conversation group) and Omeath District Development with help from Conradh na Gaelige. There will be a number of language-related events on Saturday 25th June: walking the mountains in the morning, a tour of old Gaeltacht houses and music and language workshops later on. Details to come soon but for now please mark this in your diary.
Our Ciorcal Comhrá meets in the Granvue Hotel Omeath every Wednesday evening at 8:30 for an hour or two of Irish or at least bilingual conversation. Please drop in and bring your cúpla focal, or just come for the crack and listen.

Carlingford Ghost Bus tour

Carlingford Ghost Bus Tour is rich in Medieval History, Ghosts, and Ghouls. Learn Cooley’s hidden history. The headless ghost of Taaffes Castle, the Whitestown Knight, the Pirate Abbess, and many more! Carlingford village is situated on the foothills of Slieve Foy mountain overlooking Carlingford Lough and the Mourne Mountains. It has a great choice of pubs, restaurants, shops, and activities on its doorstep. You will be blown away by what this small picturesque town has to offer! Even more so when you discover the depths of its hidden history!!!


Carlingford lough ferry

Sailing Times:
From Greencastle, Co. Down
Sailing on the hour every Hour: 10am to 19.00 hours
From Greenore, Co.Louth
Sailing on the Half Hour every Hour: 10.30am – 19.30 hours.
1800 938 004 (ROI Freephone)
0800 471 4665 (N.I. Freephone)
The journey time is approximately 15 minutes.
Information about prices can be found on our ticket site.
The Carlingford Ferry links the historic & mythical Ireland’s Ancient East, from the Cooley Mountains to the Gateway of Northern Ireland, to the majestic Kingdom of Mourne.
This stunning, yet largely undiscovered area of Ireland, is a hidden gem and Ireland’s best-kept secret. Your passageway to adventure & discovery with Ireland’s newest, must do visitor attraction. Believe us, you won’t be disappointed!
Sailing from Greenore, Co Louth & Greencastle, Co Down; with echoes of Vikings, Medieval Castles, C S Lewis’s inspiration for Narnia, Celtic myths & legends, Leprechauns, stunning scenery, world-renowned Royal County Down Golf Course, walking, cycling & outdoor activities, seals, birdlife, superb seafood, local craft beers, whiskey, artisan food & a fantastic friendly welcome, this is not to be missed!

Carlingford lough Cruises

Enjoy our range of specialist passenger cruises across the beautiful Carlingford Lough.

Explore beautiful Carlingford Lough onboard infinity Vessels.

Various infinity boat tour packages

Infinity Boat Tours

Carlingford Heritage Centre

Historic building which hosts concerts, seminars, weddings and other events in the spectacular setting of medieval Carlingford village.
Contact us also for guided tours of Carlingford village and King John’s Castle, craggy guardian of the harbour

Anam Tours

We have combined our love of the mountain and the history of the area to develop a range of tours that can be tailored to all ages and levels of fitness.

On Yer Bike

We rent bikes ! Carlingford and the Cooley Peninsula offers some varied and generally wonderful cycling options. The Carlingford to Omeath Greenway provides ultra-safe and easy cycling – there and back is 16km. Or go in the opposite direction towards Greenore and then you can access the country lanes and coastal road of the peninsula.

Glenmore Athletic Club

Glenmore Athletic Club is a .community club based at Bush Post Primary School in the heart of the Cooley Peninsula

Louth Adventure

Launching from the Harbour under the famous king john’s castle, our fleet of boats offer you the fastest and slowest ways to see the beautiful Carlingford Lough. Louth Adventures begins its sea adventures by cruising along the Lough at either 40km/h or 10km/h as we cross the lough. Along the way, our experienced and qualified skippers will provide a fascinating array of information including the myths and legends of the area.

Carlingford Adventure Centre

School Tours, Team Building events, Stag and Hen’s, Summer Camps and over 30 thrilling adrenaline packed activities! We have something for everyone!

Greenore Golf Club

Greenore Golf Club is situated in the picturesque Cooley Peninsula in Co. Louth

Celtic Clay

Celtic Clays is a small ceramics studio producing a full range of tableware and decorative pieces embossed with celtic designs.

Flowers by Nicola

I am Nicola, a fully qualified commerical florist. Inspired by my wedding in 2018, I decided to specialise in my favourite area, Wedding Floristry. 👰🤵💒
Every piece is designed uniquely based on each brides style and preferences. I carefully choose the freshest, highest quality flowers sourced in Ireland and Holland. 💐
I have years of experience in customer care which gives me the opportunity to offer a first class service to all my clients 
All my consultations are free, so please get in touch if you have any enquires

The Greenway

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’s 7km and is mostly flat except for the hill to get down to the marina at Carlingford where the track starts. It’s mostly a gravel track with a small portion on the main road as you enter Omeath.

Cornamucklagh Walkers

Hill Walkiing group who are based in Cornamucklagh House, Omeath.

Brown Bull of Cooley Walkers

Gap of the North Walkers

Hilltops, Heritage and History www.gaponorth.co.uk

Carlingford Greenway Bike Hire

Based in the centre of the village. We have over 30 bikes to offer – electric, kids, mountain, hybrid and fat bikes. We also offer trailers, child seats and tag-alongs. Hourly/Half Day/Full Day and weekly prices available. Call us on 00353871730653

O'Neills Flowers

Flower Shop, Wedding Flowers, Strawberry Farm, Garden Centre, Coffee and Farm Shop.
(+353) 04293 76977

Carlingford Sailing Club

Dinghy Racing
Dinghy sailing takes place on Saturdays, start times vary according to the tides, The fleet is made up of Flying Fifteens, 420s and Lasers.


Junior Sailing 
Junior sailing takes place on Saturdays from early May to the end of September


Cruiser Racing
Cruiser racing is currently in conjunction with Carlingford Lough Yacht Club and takes place on Saturdays.