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Carlingford Lough Ferry

Sail across the Carlingford Lough when staying at the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa

Start your own story travelling on the Carlingford Lough Ferry between Greencastle in the Mournes and Greenore in Cooley Mountains.

The region of Carlingford Lough and the Mourne Mountains is considered the perfect destination for bikers, hill walkers and hikers. Legends Seep through the Lough and the lands that surround it.


Run free or relax on Port Beach located a few short miles north of the fishing village of Clogherhead in County Louth. It is a remote rural beach with wide sandy shores or enjoy the bustle of Castlebellingham Farmers Market.

Explore the great prehistoric tombs at Brú na Bóinne (Newgrange) and the site of the infamous Battle of the Boyne. Looking out from the Hill of Tara, share the view with the ancient High Kings of Ireland, or be mesmerised by the detail of the Celtic Crosses at Kells.

Climb high in Wicklow Mountain National Park or wander through the early Christian site of Glendalough and Knockabbey Castle & Gardens.

Travel along the coast to Fairyhouse Wine & Food School or discover Tipperary isn’t such a long way inland to enjoy the historical town and the stunning Glen of Aherlow which stretches south from Tipperary through unspoilt countryside and some of the most breathtaking scenery imaginable.

Head further south to Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city and the Viking Triangle, Waterford Viking Triangle is Waterford’s Cultural and Heritage quarter. A tranquil place, characterised by narrow streets, atmospheric public spaces and an array of cultural & heritage attractions.

Embark/Disembark: Greencastle Terminal & Greenore Port

For more information please visit the Carlingford Lough Ferry website

Make the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa your base for exploring Newcastle and the Mourne Mountains. For our best available rates click on the links below or contact our reservations team on +44 (0) 28 4372 1066.