Things to do

Carlingford , a Medieval Town, walk the medieval streets. All of the ancient buildings are still standing, visit King John’s Castle, built on a rocky outcrop overlooking Carlingford Lough. From this first stone castle the town developed – burgage plots, defensive walls, narrow streets & Tower Houses, Carlingford has it all.

A guided tour of Carlingford can be arranged. Contact Tourist office 0429373033 or Heritage Centre 042 9373454.

Visit Holy Trinity Visitors Centre which was opened in 1992. Trace the history of the town in the Triptychs. For further information contact Heritage Trust at

You can dine in any bistro/restaurant, there are 9 restaurants. Close to Carlingford is Fitzpatricks restaurant, award winning and with a delicious menu, a great place to eat. They can pick you up, free of charge at Mourneview B & B and they offer a courtesy bus home again.

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Carlingford boasts seven pubs, craft and antique shops, an adverture centre, equestrian centre, There are 2 golf courses on the Peninsula, learn to sail at the Sailing Club.

Carlingford has many events throughout the season plus numerous recreational and sporting activies. Check out Carlingford Cooley Tourism Association website for events

Walk in the Cooley Mountains – fantastic views from Slieve Foye. Maps are available in the Tourist Office for Tain Way – waymarked walking route covering 40km of the Cooley Mountains. Look out for premises displaying the walkers welcome sign.