The Carlingford Lough Ferry between picturesque Greenore in County Louth and Greencastle in County Down allows visitors to the Carlingford area to experience the delights of either side of the Lough after just a fifteen-minute journey.
Departing every hour from Greenore on the Cooley Peninsula, or Greencastle beneath the Mournes, ferry passengers are ideally positioned to witness the beauty of the area’s seascapes and landscapes.
Charming Greenore village is an Architectural Conservation Area and merits a day spent exploring. In Victorian times, luxury passenger liners sailed between here and Holyhead in Wales. Today, the town’s Co-op building houses a miniature railway depicting the old rail network that connected the port with neighbouring towns, as well as a Railway and Maritime Museum.
Greenore Golf Club, founded in 1896, is one of the oldest in Ireland. Its course runs along the shores of Carlingford Lough, offering stunning views of Slieve Foy and the Cooley Mountains on one side, and the Mournes on the other.
Walking tours of Greenore are available and it’s also popular for mackerel-fishing.
As well as being accessible via the Carlingford Lough ferry, Greenore is easily reached by road from Dundalk (25km) or Newry (24 km).