Nestled between Co. Down on it’s northern shores and the Cooley Peninsula, Co. Louth on the South, the area around Carlingford Lough is one of outstanding natural beauty. Steeped in legend and history the area has something for everyone. We hope our website helps you to explore and fall in love with all it has to offer.
Today's photo comes from Sinéad Larkin from Dromintee, South Armagh, who now lives in Belfast but continues to be a frequent visitor to the Cooley peninsula.
The photo is very personal in nature being the home of Sinéad's grandparents Francis & Minnie O'Hagan (nee O'Neill from Glenmore). The house at Corrakit, Omeath is no longer occupied but is lovingly maintained by Sinéad's uncle Charlie O'Hagan, who, when building his own house did not demolish the house in recognition of its significance to the O'Hagan clan, 17 generations of the family having been reared in the house.
The O'Hagan homestead sits above Omeath at the foot of Slieve Foy overlooking the stunning Carlingford Lough towards Warrenpoint and the Mournes beyond.
In years gone by it and the area in which it sits was the childhood playground of Sinéad and her siblings who travelled on a weekly basis to stay with their grandparents. And what a spectacular playground it was and remains. Nestled in beneath Slieve Foy with Anna Bog and the Long Womans Grave within easy reach the opportunities to create many happy memories which remain vivid to this day were ample. Thankfully the area remains virtually unchanged.