Thinking about weekend plans? Why not discover the beautiful Carlingford Lough with our new 4-Trip Explorer Ticket for just £8 per sailing!
With so much to do when you take a day trip across the Lough, there has never been a better time to plan an adventure, explore more and make memories with your family and friends.
Whether you’re an intrepid adventurer travelling solo, or a large group looking for inspiration for a great day out, we’ve pulled together a list of some of our favourite activities and experiences south of the lough.
It’s time to explore… with Carlingford Lough Ferry.
Join us at our Greencastle Port where you will receive a warm welcome, before a short and scenic sailing across the Carlingford Lough to Greenore and the Cooley Peninsula.
Eagles Rock, Yoga Retreat Carlingford (Distance: 15km from our Greenore Port)
Eagles Rock Retreat is situated in a lush, green valley and surrounded by the mystical Cooley Mountains. With an awe-inspiring view from every window, you will feel your cares and worries melt away as soon as you arrive.
Join Martina and Stuart for a day of relaxation, or a long weekend retreat and let them look after your every need, so that you can enjoy the stunning surroundings, relax and rejuvenate. Celebrated for their fresh homemade food and warm hospitality with top class yoga tuition, Eagle Rock Retreat is suitable for all levels. And with guest numbers limited to twelve, you will never feel lost in a crowd.
Cooley Whiskey Tour (Distance: 8km from our Greenore Port)
Cooley Distillery was the first new whiskey distillery to be set up in Ireland in over 100 years and it was Ireland’s youngest, smallest and only independent whiskey distillery.
It was established in 1987 in the Cooley Peninsula in Co. Louth, near the border with Northern Ireland, and started distilling in 1989. The Cooley Distillery currently produces 1.5 million litres of pure alcohol and fills approximately 12,000 200L ex-Bourbon casks annually.
Discover how the distillation process works, from the raw materials of Grain and Malting barley to Wash to Distillate and then to Whiskey.
Discover how whiskey matures and ages. What happens inside the casks over a long period of time, learn where whiskey get its colour and bottle your very own 8 year old Greenore Single Grain whiskey.
Relax after your tour and enjoy a hosted tasting of the Cooley Whiskey range while learning about the different tastes that are Cooley Whiskey. Book your whiskey tour today HERE | Call: +353 (0) 879576989
Carlingford Guided Walking Tours (Distance: 5.5km from our Greenore Port)
A magical village full of character, Carlingford is one of the best-preserved medieval villages in Ireland having been raided by Vikings in the 8th and 9th Centuries.
Join one of Carlingford’s walking tours and enjoy spectacular panoramic views and listen to the wealth of myths and legends that make Carlingford a unique visitor experience!
Perfect for people who want to learn more about the wonderful history of Carlingford, no matter what the occasion, whether you are on a hen party, stag party, corporate retreat or you are here with your family. Walks take place everyday between 11am & 3pm but they must be booked in advance (*We can arrange a tour for a special occasion or at a different time)
Listoke Distillery & Gin School (Distance: 52km (38mins) from Greenore Port)
Calling all Gin Connoisseurs! Listoke Distillery & Gin School, located just North of Drogheda in County Louth, offers Gin lovers an insight into the distillery, production and bottling process of their award winning Listoke 1777 Gin.
Visitors will be treated to a tour of the facility, before getting hands on and creating your very own unique blend of Gin in a carefully crafted Gin Making Class.
While you wait for your recipe to blend, you’ll be treated to G&T’s along with a spread of local meats and cheeses from the Boyne Valley, before heading home with your own personalised bottle of botanicals.
To book visit: click HERE | Listoke Distilery & Gin School, Unit 9 Tenure Business Park, Tenure, Co. Louth. A92 XP70 | Cost €95 per person. | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cooley Peninsula Electric Bike Tour (Distance: 6km from Greenore Port)
Perfect for all abilities, why not try an electric bike tour and effortlessly explore the new Carlingford to Omeath Greenway on amazing German built electric bikes!
With amazing views of the Lough, Warrenpoint Harbour and the famous Mourne Mountains, you will experience ancient Omeath, the slopes of Slieve Foy and the Long Woman’s Grave before stopping for refreshments in Lily Finnegans Pub in Whitestown, or John Long’s Pub in Grange, the only thatched pub on the peninsula, before completing the circle of the Great Glen with its magnificent views from Foy to Slane.
E-bikes can be rented for either a half a day, or full day and you will be supplied with everything you need to enjoy your experience safely including a helmet, high vis jackets, maps of the area and an information booklet on all the interesting sights and local legends! What’s more, child seats and local food picnic hampers are available on request.
Book your e-bike tour through Visit Carlingford | Prices from €35 per person | Call: +353
(0)879576989 | Email: email@example.com | Visit Carlingford, Station House,
Carlingford. County Louth.
Carlingford Adventure Centre (Distance: 7km from Greenore Port)
For the Adrenaline Seekers! Carlingford Adventure Centre offer a huge range of activities on land, sea and sky and with packages available for all ages and abilities it’s a popular choice for locals and visitors alike.
From their heart pumping high ropes course, rock climbing, zip lining and laser combat to archery, water trampolining, stand up paddle boarding and kayaking, there is something to suit everyone! Group packages and team building courses are also available on request.