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 amazing view of the moon rising over Carlingford Lough from Jeanette Morgan. Jeanette is from Dundalk and has a great love of nature and photography and enjoys combining the two. Jeanette tells us a little bit about how she got into photography and how she captured this great photo.
"I can remember the feeling as a child of watching in awe a particularly stunning sunset while at my grandmothers. My sister had given me her old camera and I can still feel how excited I was at being able to capture such beauty in that one moment in time to keep forever. I still feel that way when photographing nature, be it flowers and bees in my back garden, capturing stunning scenes from the Ravensdale hills or snapping some shots of beautiful swans and curlews on the Castletown River. I’m especially fond of photographing the moon in her various phases and had hoped to capture her that evening with the Haulbowline Lighthouse beneath, unaware of whether or not the clouds would play along with my plans! But I got an even finer sight when I arrived at the coast just in time to see her rising above the horizon in all her crimson glory before disappearing beneath the curtain of clouds and ending her performance for the night."