Carlingford is situated on the shores of Carlingford Lough, directly across from Co. Down. The preservation of its medieval character has ensured it to prevail among Irelands finest Heritage Towns. Its many archetectural features include the Thosel, the Mint, Taaffes Castle and the Dominican Friary. The combination of a medieval past with modern conveniences makes Carlingford an essential place to visit.
King John's once might fortress, now in ruins, commands the entrance to the lough.
The town itself is a huddle of old streets, which grew around the castle. Carlingford was a wealthy place during the Middle Ages, famed from its oysters.
The town is a recommended place to start the 19-mile Táin Trail, which heads northwest through thick forest and returns from the southwest along the ancient Golyn Path between the peaks of Slieve Foye and Barnavave.
Map of Carlingford
Getting To and Around Carlingford
For information on getting to and around Co. Louth, see our Co. Louth Transport Guide.
Public Transport to and around Carlingford
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Places to Stay in Carlingford
- Carlingford House Town House Accommodation Dundalk Street
- Four Seasons Hotel, Spa & Leisure Club (Carlingford) Greenore Road
- Ghan House Carlingford
- Mc Kevitts Village Hotel Market Street
- The Baytree Restaurant & Guesthouse 3 Newry Street
- Wildwood Lodge Omeath Road
Things to Do in Carlingford
- Holy Trinity Heritage Centre Carlingford
Places to Eat and Drink in Carlingford
- Carlingford Arms Carlingford
- Fusion Carlingford
- Ghan House Foot of Slieve Foy
- Kingfisher Bistro Darcy Mc Gee Court, Dundalk Street
- Oystercatcher Bistro Market Square Carlingford
- PJ O'Hare's Oyster Bar & Restaurant Tholsel St
- Schooners @ McKevitts Village Hotel Market Square, Louth