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 week’s photo features another beautiful sunset. This one is from Templetown Beach on the Cooley Peninsula and was taken last Thursday by Eimear Larkin. Templetown is named after the medieval crusaders, the Knights Templar. The Norman invasion of Ireland in 1169-71 lead to the arrival of military orders including the Knights Templar and they developed a presence in Ireland. They are believed to have built the nearby church at Kilwirra. The ancient graveyard contains Templar graves with the insignia of the cross and the lamb.