Old Essmore Cottage
Old Essmore Cottage


We're convinced you'll love it here at Old Essmore Cottage. But see for yourself what lies in store.

Out And About

Be sure to take advantage of our outdoor activities, including:

  • Hiking - Try 'The Omeath Loop' 5kms, to the' Tain Way' 15kms
  • The Greenway - a beautiful costal path with the entrance at the cottage
  • Sailing - Carlingford Yacht Club
  • Fishing  - Of the beach at Greenore - fresh water Newry Canal
  • Sea Angling -   www.ukcharterboats.co.uk
  • Golfing  -  Greenore golf Club - Warrenpoint Golf Club
  • Mountain biking 
  • Arts And Crafts  -   Landscapes of outstanding beauty
  • Wind Surfing & Kayaking  - www.carlingfordadventure.com
  • Bird watching
  • Cookery school   - check out www.ghanhouse.com
  • Horse Riding  - info@ravensdalelodge.com
  • Swimming at the blue flag Templetown or Shellinghill beach
  • Greyhound & Horse Racing  - Dundalk 
  • Guided Heritage Walking Tours
Skypark - Carlingford

Family Fun has just reached a new level at SkyPark.

SkyPark officially opens in July 2014. It is located in the exquisite village of Carlingford in the heart of the Cooley Peninsula, Co. Louth. Just over 1 hour from Belfast and Dublin.

SkyPark is located just outside Carlingford village. You can sit back and enjoy this zip line adventure park, soak up the magnificent views of the Mourne Mountains, Carlingford Lough and Slieve Foy Mountain.

The “Breeeze” course is for “little” people and includes rope bridges, zip lines, climbing apparatus. Adults can either walk alongside their children and hold their hand or they can leave their children to play on their own, under a Skypark instructors supervision. Once they are attached to the system it is impossible for them to unclip them self without an instructors assistance.

The “Cloud” course is a children’s course. It is more challenging and involves zip lines, rope bridges and cargo nets amongst other exciting elements. This course is suited for children, they must be supervised by an adult via the ground or on the course. If an adult is on the course the child must not be more than 1 element ahead of their guardian.

The Atmosphere course is for families and adults it is more difficult for children and those that may be deemed as less athletic. Both adults and children competent on the cloud course can attempt this course. Children aged 9-14 must also be supervised as above.

The Stratosphere is the sport course, participants must be at least 1.4m and physically fit to be able to complete this course as it can physically challenging – ie there are 15 monkey bars to complete.

- See more at: http://visitcarlingford.com/activities/stag-outdoor/sky-park/#sthash.KoycQP9g.dpuf

River Bann, Newry Canal
Scenic Drive



Cuchulain County Scenic Drive

The Greenway Path - Omeath to Carlingford

On Yer Bike Hire

Why not pack up a gourmet picnic and head off on one of our top quality bikes around the Carlingford peninsula and the stunning Mourne Mountains for a day or two?

We rent Men & Women's Trek Mountain Bikes, Adams tag alongs, and of course we couldn't forget the kiddies, we have light kids bikes for you all to explore to your hearts content!

We also offer a great range of bike packages to suit you, your family or your group needs. Avail of our professional, high standard of service on top class bikes - equipped, checked and adjusted to meet your particular needs. Why not give us a call or email us to arrange your package while on your stay in Carlingford!

On Yer Bike, Bicycle Hire in Carlingford
Chapel Hill,
Co. Louth


+353 (0) 42 9373793 
Mob: +353 (0) 87 6487337


The Greenway Carlingford to Omeath

Walking in Carlingford

Enjoy a Walkers Welcome in Carlingford walking Carlingford Now is the perfect time to get out and be active. The Cooley Peninsula is the perfect location to discover the outdoors on foot with fabulous scenery and walks for all abilities.

Three new looped walks have been launched recently. The new looped walks are: Common's Loop, Slieve Foye Loop and Barnavave Loop, these walks are located in Carlingford and the Cooley Peninsula and they offer walkers the opportunity to enjoy the spectacular surroundings and natural beauty.

These loops are designed to suit average levels of fitness and are well serviced, catering for the occasional and leisure walker. The routes will give walkers a taste of Irish folklore as they pass the resting place of Fionn MacCool - Slieve Foye - and the battle ground in Cooley where Cuchulain defended Ulster against the armies of Queen Meabh of Connaught. Look out for the Walkers Welcome sign in accommodation premises.


Link to Irish Trails - The Táin Way

Link to Irish Trails - Annaloughan Looped Walk Map

Link to Discover Ireland - Annaloughan Looped Walk Instructions

Link to Irish Trails - Grange "Molly" Looped Walk

Link to Irish Trails - Grange "Rooskey" Looped Walk

Link to Irish Trails - Slieve Foye Looped Walk Map

Link to Discover Ireland - Slieve Foye Looped Walk Instructions

Link to Irish Trails - Barnavave Looped Walk Map

Link to Discover Ireland - Barnavave Looped Walk Instructions

Link to Irish Trails - Commons Looped Walk Map

Link to Discover Ireland - Commons Looped Walk Instructions

The medieval village of Carlingford is a delight to stroll around with its shops, restaurants, coffee shops, traditional pubs and craft shops. The town and surrounding area is a haven for walkers, offering beautiful walks such as the above looped walks.

#Note for Walkers
People who visit the Ravensdale area for recreation are asked not to bring dogs (even on a lead) onto the hills, to close gates, respect property and to minimise the impact of their activities on farmer's livelihoods. The presence of a dog, even on a lead, can be distressing to sheep.


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Old Essmore, Carlingford lough

Carlingford Lough, Louth, Ireland
A picturesque holiday cottage on the east coast of Ireland, set on the shores of Carlingford Lough, overlooking the Mountains of Mourne and just a few minutes drive from the village of Omeath and t...

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