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.
Our photo of the week is this great shot of Finn tossing a fish in the air in Carlingford Lough. It was taken from the shore at Greenore by Peter Larkin last week. Finn is a solitary bottlenose dolphin who has been resident in Carlingford Lough since April 2020. Bottlenose dolphins can burn as many as 33,000 calories in a day - the equivalent to 25kg of fish. They typically eat 4 - 6% of their body weight daily. Dolphins are wild animals and also a protected species. If disturbed whilst feeding or resting, Finn may, understandably, attempt to protect himself and unintentionally cause injury to those around him. Therefore for the safety and welfare of both the dolphin and members of the public, we would like to call on water users (including swimmers, jet skis and motor boats) frequenting the area around Greenore Point, where Finn is often seen, to please consider watching him from a safe distance, observe an exclusion zone around the area and do not swim in the water with him