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From Dundalk to Kilkeel, there are plenty of villages and towns to visit and enjoy around the southern and the northern shores of our beautiful lough. Let yourselves be charmed by all they have to offer from great shopping in the big towns of Dundalk and Newry, to medieval streets in Carlingford, the beaches on both sides, the last Gaeltacht speaking area on the East coast Omeath which looks across to Warrenpoint and Rostrevor. Greenore links to Greencastle reviving the old tradition of a ferry from ancient times. Find out more and get exploring.
Omeath

Nestled between the Cooley Mountains and the shores of Carlingford Lough and opposite the majestic Mourne Mountains, Omeath is a small village between Carlingford and Newry.

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Warrenpoint

Warrenpoint (An Pointe) sits across from Omeath on Carlingford Lough. It was developed throughout the 1800's and was popular as a coastal resort. The public baths and pier were built in 1907. T...

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Greenore

Greenore was opened as a seaport in 1873 to provide a service for passengers and cargo between England and the north of Ireland. The London and North Western Railway company built the port which wa...

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Gyles Quay

Gyles Quay is a small seaside village and was named after Ross Gyles who built a wooden pier there in 1780 which was replaced with the present day stone pier in 1824. In the 19th century its loc...

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Carlingford

Carlingford is a medieval wall town located on Carlingford Lough against the stunning back drop of Slieve Foye on the Cooley mountains. It is an ideal location for walking and hiking and is well se...

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Kilkeel

Kilkeel is a picturesque fishing port in the heart of the Mourne Mountains in County Down at the mouth of the river Kilkeel. It takes its name from an old church called ‘Cill Chaoil’ m...

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Newry

Newry (An tIúr) is divided by the Clanrye river between 2 counties, Armagh and Down. It is said that St. Patrick set up camp on the banks of the Clanrye River and planted a Yew Tree and it i...

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Dundalk

Dundalk is situated halfway between Dublin and Belfast and takes its name from the Irish Dún Dealgan which means Dalgan's fort or Dalgan's stronghold. Dundalk is based around the Cas...

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Greencastle

Greencastle, is a small village/hamlet 3 miles from Cranfield, which lies along the northern shores of Carlingford Lough at the foot of the majestic Mournes in Co. Down.

It derives its name...

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Rostrevor

“That part of Rostrevor which overlooks Carlingford Lough is my idea of Narnia" – CS Lewis

Rostrevor (Ros Treabhair) is a small village beautifully situ...

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