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Previous Events July - December 2012


Outdoor Adventure Camp at Carlingford Adventure Centre.

Carlingford Adventure Centre run an action packed Outdoor Activity Camp. Each day offers a different activity!

On the water… Pier Jumping, Kayaking, Windsurfing, Canadian Canoeing, Raft Building, Sailing, Frenzies (Open top Kayak), Double Frenzies , Piccolos (for the little ones).
On the Land… High Ropes, Leap of Faith, Rock Climbing & Abseiling, Challenge Course including Low Ropes Course and up to 24 “mini-challenges”, Archery.
Ages...Suitable for 6-10yrs (Junior Camp) and 11-17yrs (Senior Camp). Residential and Non-Residential options are available.

NEW! Laser Combat

Booking is EASY! Tel: 042 9373100
For more information on the Summer Camps please visit the Adventure Centre's website Here Call in when you are in Carlingford (we are on Tholsel Street).
Pre-booking is recommended but not essential!

Carlingford Heritage Centre Summer Concert Series
Featuring Zoe Conway & John McIntyre plus special guests!

26th of August - John Sheehan fiddle player extraordinaire with the Dubliners. 

Concerts start at 4pm (Doors open at 15.30pm) Tel: 042 9373454
For more information please visit the Carlingford Heritage Centre's website Here 

 Heritage Week on the Cooley Peninsula from 18th August to 26th August 

heritage week logoHeritage Week each year is promoted by the Heritage Council which seeks to protect and enhance the richness, quality and diversity of our national heritage for everyone. Working with their partners, particularly at a local level the Heritage Council's main aim is to increase awareness of Irelands national heritage and to highlight it’s importance to public policy and everyday life. 

For details of all the Events and Activities visit our Heritage Week page Here





Ghan House, Carlingford
Ghan House
Special Events Programme 


For groups such as hen/corporate hospitality. From 8 to 24 students we can arrange a number of options, the most popular by far is cooking a 3 course dinner and enjoying the fruits of your labours in your own private dining room.


For more information on the Special Events Programme in Ghan House for the months of September, October, November and December please visit their website Here 



 Oxfam Trailtrekker

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2ndTrailtrekker web promo


TRAILTREKKER is an exceptional team challenge and an epic trek. It takes place in the Mourne & Cooley Mountains, finishing in picturesque Carlingford.  

Teams commit to walking either 100km or 50km continuously, together, over a designated route and within a time limit. Teams taking part in the 100km event are made up of four participants. Teams participating in the 50km event can be made up of either two or four participants. Whichever event you choose, you’ll be a part of the unique atmosphere generated by hundreds of determined trekkers.  

Teams are made of up of groups of friends, family members and work colleagues. The main reason teams take part is because of the personal and physical challenge that the event provides. 

For more information please check the website Here or call Dublin (01) 635 0403 or Belfast (02890) 895972 


Wee Binnians LogoThe Wee Binnian Walkers 17th Annual Walking Festival
7th – 9th September 2012

With nine walks of varying grades over three days, 3 of which take in the Cooley Mountains, a Blister Ball on Saturday night gaining its own legendary status and a welcome from all the club members who strive to make this festival the best they can, there’s something at this festival for everyone. 

The Programme can be downloaded by clicking Here or email us at weebinnians@eircom.
Visit the Wee Binnians website for more information Here 

 Carlingford & Cooley Peninsula Integration Planning Workshop

Thursday, 6th September 

Louth Minority Ethnic Consortium- Integration of Target Community Project
Invites voluntary groups, community groups, sports clubs and local organisations in Carlingford & The Cooley Peninsula area to participate in an Integration Workshop and Planning Session. The workshop will bring together members of the local area to explore challenges to integration and develop actions (activities/events) that promote positive relations within the community. This project is supported by the EU PEACE III Programme as awarded by Louth Peace & Reconciliation Partnership. 

Venue: The Four Seasons Hotel, Carlingford at 7.00pm
For more information contact Tinu Achioya:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 0870996789

Omeath Centenary Celebrations of Choláiste Bhríde
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th
Venue: In and around Omeath Village, the Cooley Peninsula. 

Omeath Centenary Celebrations of Choláiste Bhríde2012 marks the centenary of the establishment of Coláiste Bhríde Oméith. Commemorative events are being planned to celebrate this important cultural event by An Cumann Stair Uí Mhéith (Omeath Historical Society) and An Ciorcal Comhra ƠMéith (Omeath Gaelic Speaking Circle), Cú Chulainn Gaels and Omeath District Development Ltd.
As part of the upcoming celebrations on Saturday the 15th of September the local Gaelic Athletic Club, Cú Chulainn Gaels in Omeath have organised a “Retro” Gaelic football match between Omeath and Rannafast to commemorate the first documented game of Gaelic football played in Ireland in 1750.  The location for this historic re-enactment will be at the playing fields in Omeath close to “Bavan Meadow” where the original match was played. 

Liam O’Neill, Uachtaran CLG will unveil the commemorative plaque prior to throwing the ball in to begin the “Retro” style football game. 

Friday 14th
Venue: Gran' Vue House Hotel in Omeath.
8.00pm-11.00pm Celebration night in the Granvue Hotel, Omeath. To include lecture on the history of the college, recitation of songs from the area, Irish dance exhibition and the launch of a commemorative book. Admission €10 

Saturday 15th
Venue: In and around Omeath Village.
9.00am - Guided walking tour of remaining homesteads and cottages of old Gaelic speakers in the Omeath Area. Assemble at Lislea Cross, parking provided. Note: This walk will follow local roads and some uneven ground, comfortable walking shoes are required.
10.00am – 12.00pm Underage Blitz
12.15pm - Liam O Neill, Uachtaran CLG to unveil a plaque / stone to commemorate the event.
13.00pm - Amhran na bhFiann followed by football game with throw in by Liam O Neill Uachtaran CLG. (Half time traditional Irish music show and Under 8's game). After the match, there will be a celebrity  penalty shootout.
8.00pm - A 'Gaeltacht designated area' for the evening and live music in Cornamucklagh House, Howes Bar and Strand Hotel. 

Sunday 16th
Venue: In and around Omeath Village.
11.00am - Mass with Gaeilge in St. Laurence's Church
12.00pm - Hike of the 'Cadger's Pad'. Assemble at Tulla Bridge.
Note: This Hike is a strenuous hike along a rough mountain path. Only experienced walkers with the correct hiking gear and in good health should attempt this walk.
12-6pm - Craft Fair in The Dolmen Centre
3.00pm - Currach race across the Lough from Omeath to Warrenpoint.
4.00pm - Tour of the sites of Coláiste Bhríde by jaunting car and Vintage car drive around local area

The organisers would like to acknowledge Louth Local Authorities and their sponsorship of the Coláiste Bhríde Oméith Centenary Celebrations.
Visit Ciorcal Comhra Ó Méith's website for full details Here 

Carlingford Charity Bike Ride & Family Fun Cycle
Saturday 15th 

Taaffes Charity CycleA 60km bike ride and short family cycle to raise money for Our Lady's Hospital Crumlin and also to raise money for Carlingford children's football team and St Olivers School.

Cycle Route Guide as follows  

60k riders leave taaffes castle 1st @ 11am through the village onto end of grove road / turn left @ crosslaney crossroads then return in greenore road proceed onto Newry / then Dundalk and back to carlingford 

10k riders will follow through the village onto end of grove road / turn left @ crosslaney crossroads and return in the greenore road to finish in carlingford (this cycle will be lead and followed by escort cars/ jeeps) and some members of parents association!

Kids fun run will follow through the village onto grove road and turn right at paddy mc Shane's / rose longs and right again onto old Dundalk road to return to taaffes for face painting / bouncy castles etc etc

ALL participants are welcome then back at finish line for a burger n drink afterwards kindly supplied by taaffes pub (alan johnston) !

On the day of our event there will be various marshalls / event organisers wearing hi visibility vests whom you can ask advise / or inform in the event of a casualty or problem !

Carlingford Wedding Fair - Celebrate in Carlingford
Sunday 16th 
Ireland's first "Village Wedding Fair"

The historic Village of Carlingford offers a fairy-tale setting and a range of wedding venues for parties of 40 to 400.
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Visit the Carlingford Wedding Fair Festival page for all the details Here 


Full Moon Trek September 2012Slieve Foy, Carlingford
Saturday 29th September

Full Moon Trek September 2012 

Join us on Saturday 29th Septemberin the Cooley Mountains for an amazing evening trek during the full phase of the moon!  We’ll begin our walk from the medieval town of Carlingford and take the looped trail over Slieve Foye with spectacular views of the coastline all around us. We’ll start out in the evening sun, return under the light of the full moon and finish out the night with a BBQ, music and craic!     

To reserve your place on this exciting evening contact Robyn today.  Call 01 708 0456 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   

For more information visit Barnados website Here 



Halloween Festival Bellurgan ParkBellurgan Park, Bellurgan, Cooley Peninsula

Halloween at Bellurgan Park

29th of October until 31st October

A Festival of Fun for Kreepy Kids!

Haunted House, Trick or Treat, Story Telling, Pumpkin Carving and much more...

Tickets €15.00

For more information and tickets please visit Bellurgan Park's website Here

Follow Bellurgan Park on Facebook Here  





Festival of Horrors Bellurgan ParkBellurgan Park, Bellurgan, Cooley Peninsula

A Festival of Horrors

29th of October until 3rd November

Prepare to be Petrified!

Haunted House, Weeping Woodlands, Trail of Terrors and much more...

Tickets €15.00

For more information and tickets please visit Bellurgan Park's website Here

Follow Bellurgan Park on Facebook Here 





First Flight WindBringing renewable energy to Northern Ireland
Wednesday 7th
Carlingford Information Day

On 10th October 2012, First Flight Wind, a consortium comprising B9 Energy, DONG Energy and RES, was selected to develop a 600 megawatt offshore wind farm off the south east coast of Co. Down.

Subject to obtaining consents from the Department of Environment and the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, such a wind farm could provide up to a fifth of Northern Ireland's electricity, help us meet our renewable energy and carbon targets, reduce expensive fuel imports and create jobs.

We invite you to participate in the community consultation process which starts now and continues in parallel with the environmental impact and design studies until we apply for consent, potentially in 2015. Help us develop a project that is a positive asset to the coastal area and to Northern Ireland as a whole.

Carlingford Information Day in the Carlingford Heritage Centre from 10.00am to 21.00pm
For more information visit

Dundalk Festival of LightsDundalk Festival of Light & Culture
16th- 17th November

The Festival of Light procession will kick off from the Longwalk Shopping Centre at 6.30pm on Friday November 16th. See Dundalk shine at night with entertainment, music, street performers, night procession and lots more.  A Christmas food and craft market will run all day Friday and Saturday where local crafts people will display a wonderful array of christmas gifts and food.

Santa Claus will arrive at the Marshes Shopping Centre with a spectacular fireworks display!

Performing arts groups, community groups and dance troups will all be on hand to entertain, led by a torch/lantern-lit street theatre group to create a spectacle of sound and illumination.  There will be fire-jugglers. flame throwers, stilt-walkers, costumed performers, dancers, musicians, drumming and puppets!   Meanwhile fringe music event 'Lights Off'  will take place in pubs around town.

For more information visit Dundalk Festival of Light & Culture on Facebook.



Féile na NollaigFéile Mí na Nollaig Cairlinn
Friday 30th November - Tuesday 4th December


The Carlingford Choral Festival
The Carlingford Christmas Craft Fair
Carlingford Christmas Lights Illumination
Santa comes to Carlingford
Carlingford Christmas Discount Shopping Night

The Carlingford Choral Festival
Enjoy a weekend of the Carlingford Choral Festival with performances throughout the town and even on the mountainside! The picturesque village of Carlingford provides a unique backdrop for the festival, with it's narrow medieval streets and views of the mountains and Carlingford Lough around every corner. The first concert is in the Heritage Centre at 8.00pm on Friday evening.
For more information
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Tel: 087 6406757 or 087 2499103

The Carlingford Christmas Craft Fair
Carlingford Christmas Craft Fair presented by Louth Artists and Craftworkers: St. Michael's Hall on Newry Street, Friday 30th November 8.00pm; Sat 1st & Sun 2nd December 11.00am – 6.00pm. All are welcome. Admission Free

Santa comes to Carlingford & Christmas Lights Illumination
Come and meet Santa Claus in Carlingford on Sunday, from 2.30pm - 5.00pm with little surprises for the children. Why not have a photo taken with him, prints available on the day and profits go to local charities. Gather on Tholsel Street for the countdown to the turning on of the Christmas Lights. Enjoy hot chocolate, mulled wine and Christmas Fayre. School choirs will perform your favourite Christmas carols. Face painting, Kiddies Disco in McKevitts Village Hotel from 5 - 7pm, a great family day out. 

Carlingford Christmas Discount Shopping Night
The traders of Carlingford extend a Céad Míle Fáilte to one and all for their special Christmas Discount Day on Tuesday the 4th of December with special late night opening in the shops until 10pm.

For more information please contact the Cooley Peninsula Tourist Office, Carlingford: Tel 042 9373033 Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Carlingford Flowers for ChristmasFlowers for Christmas Carlingford 2012
Thursday 6th December 8.00pm (Doors open at 7.30pm)
Carlingford Heritage Centre

A FLORAL demonstration in aid of Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin, takes place here in the Heritage Centre, Carlingford on Thursday 6th December at 8pm (Doors open at 7.30pm).
Christmas Floral Arranging Demonstration with Caroline D’Arcy-Sheridan
For more information visit 

Ghan House, Carlingford
Sunday 9th December 1200pm until 5.00pm
"Celebration of a Carlingford Christmas"

Ghan HouseOn Sunday 9th December we are hosting our 2nd annual "Celebration of a Carlingford Christmas" as a showcase of everything Carlingford and the surrounding area has to offer at Christmas time. 
Santa will be in his grotto for the kids, the local businesses featured below will be on hand throughout the day for gift ideas and there will be live seasonal music as well as a festive Cookery demonstration and wine tasting. 
For more information please visit their website Here 

Dundalk on Ice & Christmas Market
30th November 2012 - 6th January, 2013

Spectacular outdoor ski ring around the fountian on the Market Square.

For more information visit www.Louth


The Gathering Ireland 2013

 The Gathering 2013

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