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.
This amazing photo of a ewe and her baby lambs was captured by Liam and Laura Woods of Castletowncooley. Liam is a sheep and suckler farmer in the Cooley Peninsula and this is a sight he had never seen before. Luckily his wife Laura was on hand to capture the scene and the photo was a big local hit.
The tree in the photo was a 300 year old beech tree which ironically has its own claim to fame. It was photographed 2 yrs ago by local photographer Bernard O'Rourke for Murphy's petrol station calendar after being blown down on 18th September 2018 during a storm. With the help Carlingford Lough and Cooley Peninsula social media - the photo became an even bigger hit - making an appearance on Aimsir TG4. Laura and Liam have been absolutely delighted with the attention the photograph has received.