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Carlingford, Co. Louth

Carlingford (Irish: Cairlinn) is a picturesque, medieval coastal village in northern County Louth. Carlingford has many streets with a medieval aspect, a lovely old port and a castle.

Carlingford’s strategic position on the east coast of Ireland made it a vital trading port in times gone by but it’s inability to develop a heavy industry allowed for its medieval charm and archaeological artefacts to remain relatively intact. This lead directly to tourism being the main source of employment. Also significant is fishing, particularly of oysters and crabs from the nearby harbour. There is a very popular Oyster Festival held here every year.

The local area is excellent for walkers, hill walkers, golfers, sailing, fishing & other watersports and for people with an interest in history and architecture in general.

Gardens

Knockabbey Castle and Gardens - Tallanstown County Louth
Knockabbey Castle & Gardens
Tallanstown, Co. Louth
Also known as Thomastown Castle, the earliest part of the building dates back to 1399 and this tower house played a part in the strategic defence of the northwest corner of the Pale. A Georgian and later a Gothic wing were added, and the old towe ...
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Golf

The 16th
Royal County Down Golf Club
Newcastle, Co. Down
Course Type: Links
Widely regarded as one of the finest links courses in the world, Royal County Down has an appropriate setting at Newcastle, where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea. For more than 100 years it had nestled on classic duneland, in the sh ...
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Self Catering

Rostrevor Holidays - Self Catering Accommodation in Rostrevor - Rostrevor County Down Nothern ireland
Rostrevor Holidays
Rostrevor, Co. Down
Nestled in the south-facing foothills of the Mourne Mountains, Carnaclasha and Owenabwee 5-star Houses offer modern luxury in beautiful surroundings.From the large sitting room windows guests will enjoy the view across the 24-acre peaceful farm o ...
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What's On

Castlewellan Farmers Market - Co Down - Saturdays
Castlewellan Farmers Market - Saturday 10am-1pm

Castlewellan Community Centre

Contact:

Tara Haughian +44 (0)28 4377 8655 tara@secondnature.ie
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Tourist Attractions

There is no featured tourist attraction in the area

Wedding Venues

Narrow Water Castle - Warrenpoint Wedding Venue - Warrenpoint County Down Northern Ireland
Narrow Water Castle
Warrenpoint, Co. Down
Scenically situated overlooking Carlingford Lough, and only 4 miles from Newry, Narrow Water Castle makes an atmospheric and conveniently located setting for weddings. Built in the early 1800’s from local granite, this historic building is ...
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