Carlingford Lough, Ireland

Carlingford Lough is a glacial fjord or sea inlet that forms part of the border between Northern Ireland to the north and the Republic of Ireland to the south. County Down is on its northern shore backed by the Mourne Mountains and County Louth is on its southern shore. It is fed by the Newry River and the Newry Canal at its extreme interior angle. The area is half way between Dublin and Belfast and it’s a very popular tourist destination. Rambling, hillwalking and climbing are popular activities to do there. You can find hotels, B&Bs, self-catering holiday cottages, and campsites and of course local bars and small restaurants there where you can also have information about the festivals that take place and that are usually free. It is also an important bird area.

Tips

You can have very beautiful scenic drives there. You can also find forest parks and lots of trails and footpaths to walk.
Enjoy and take a cruise on one of several tour vessels that operate from Omeath, Warrenpoint and Carlingford (june, July, August).
Informal entertainment is widely available throughout the year in hotels and bars.