The Louth Greenway from Omeath to Carlingford is one of newest and most popular additions to the Carlingford tourism infrastructure.
The scenic, purpose-built walkway and cycle path runs for 7 kilometres along the southern shore of Carlingford Lough. For much of its length, the path is built on the old Dundalk, Newry & Greenore Railway Line so it’s a mostly flat route, ideal for walkers and cyclists of all abilities and fitness levels.
For those on foot, the views across Carlingford Lough are majestic, with the Mountains of Mourne soaring skywards to the north, and Slieve Foy in the Cooley Mountains minding your back as you go.
The Greenway is a nature-lover’s paradise, with seasonal flora adding splashes of brilliant colour at certain times of year and migratory birds joining the indigenous population to provide a melodious soundtrack. The many small waterfalls and brooks supplement the region’s picture postcard beauty.
Apart from a 300-metre stretch outside Omeath, the Greenway is well away from main roads so it’s great for parents pushing small children in buggies and for youngsters on bikes.
There are access points to the Greenway next to the pier in the centre of Omeath, and at Carlingford Marina (where there’s a €2 charge for car parking).