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Getting to Carlingford and the Cooley Peninsula

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Getting to Carlingford & The Cooley Peninsula.
Just over an hours drive from Belfast and Dublin!

The major roads that service County Louth are the M1 - the main Dublin-Belfast route and the N2 - the main Dublin-Derry route

From the South

1 Follow signs for M1 towards Belfast.
2 Travel on M1 to the end (approx 50 miles) and take exit off at Junction 18- signposted (R152) N52 Dundalk North Carlingford
3 Take 4th exit off at next roundabout signposted Carlingford R173 and travel to next roundabout and take 2nd exit off signposted Carlingford
4 Follow signs to Carlingford - there is just one left turn to do just 2 miles before you get to Carlingford but it is well signposted.

From the North

1 Head south out of Belfast on the M1 towards Dublin. Once on the motorway you are 1hr away.
2 After about 10 miles, exit at junction 7, left signposted to Newry on the A1
3 Head towards Newry, follow signs for the The Quays - a shopping centre with a multiplex cinema & Sainsburys.
4 Turn left at the traffic lights taking you along the side of canal, canal is on your left, shopping centre is on your right and mountain straight ahead (where Carlingford is). You are now 12 minutes away.
5 You will know when you enter Carlingford - King John's Castle will be dominating the skyline to your left along with the harbour.

Public Transport

If travelling by public transport from the souh or from the north you will find that there are excellent train services to the towns of Dundalk and Newry & bus services fron both towns to Omeath, Carlingford, Ravensdale & the Cooley Peninsula.

BUS TIMETABLE
CIE - Bus Éireann Timetable 
Route 161: DUNDALK−GREENORE−CARLINGFORD−OMEATH−NEWRY
Download timetable Here

Monday to Saturday
Dundalk - Carlingford - Newry

Dundalk 08.00 09.00 12.00 16.10 18.10
Giles Quay 08.20 09.20 12.20 16.35 18.35
Bush School 08.30 (School Days only)
Whitestown 12.30 16.40 18.40
Greenore 08.40 09.40 12.40 17.00 18.50
Carlingford 08.50 09.40 12.50 17.10 19.00
Omeath 09.00 09.50 13.00 1720
Newry (arrival) 09.15 10.00 13.15 17.45

Monday to Saturday
Newry - Carlingford - Dundalk

Newry 10.30 13.30 18.00 
Omeath 07.40 10.45 13.45 18.15
Carlingford 07.50 10.50 13.50 18.25 19.00
Greenore 08.00 11.00 14.00 18.35
Whitestown 08.05 
Bush School 15.50 (School Days only)
Giles Quay 08.15 11.10 14.10 16.00 18.50 1935
Ravensdale 11.25 
Dundalk (arrival) 08.40 11.40 14.40 16.20 19.05 19.40

* Seasonal Sunday Service available from March to December
More information and contact details Here

Bus Éireann - Dublin to Carlingford Day Return
Dublin to Carlingford - Only €20 day return
Travel on service 100X from Dublin to Dundalk Bus Station & take service 161 from Dundalk to Carlingford.
Download timetable 100x Here
Download timetable 161 Here

For Timetables 
Contact 
Dundalk Train Station 00 353 (0)42 933 5521
Dundalk Bus Station 00 353 (0)42 933 4075 
Newry Bus Station 00 44 (0)28 306 23531
Newry Train Station 00 44 (0)28 302 69271

Car Rentals
Rhino Car Hire
0044 (0) 845 508 9845
www.rhinocarhire.com

Budget Car Rental Ireland
Low Cost Car Rental
from Ireland (0)90 6627711
www.budget.ie

FERRY COMPANIES

Irish Ferries
from Ireland 1890 31 31 31
from UK 0870 570 7070
www.irishferries.com

Stena Line
from Ireland 01 204 7777
from UK 0870 570 7070
www.stenaline.co.uk

Seacat
from Ireland 1800 55 1743
from UK 0870 552 3523
www.seacat.co.uk

P&O
from Ireland 1800 40 90 49
from UK 0870 242 4777
www.poirishsea.com

Airlines

Ryanair
from Ireland 01 609 7800 0870
from UK 0870 333 1239
www.ryanair.com

Aer Lingus
from Ireland 01 886 8888
from UK 0845 873 7747
www.aerlingus.ie

British Midland
from Ireland 01 283 8833
from UK 0870 607 0555
www.flybmi.com

Easy Jet
from UK 0870 600 0000
www.easyjet.com

City Jet
from UK 0345 44 55 88

Jersey European
from Ireland 1890 92 55 32
from UK 0990 67 66 7

British Airways
from Ireland 1800 62 67 47
from UK 0345 222 111

TOURIST BOARDS

The Tourist Information Office
Carlingford
00 353 (0)42 937 3033
for information on County Louth
www.carlingford.ie

Irish Tourist Board 
from Ireland 1850 23 0330
from UK (020) 7493 3201
www.discoverireland.ie

Carlingford Accommodation

There are 40 different types of accommodation available in Carlingford and Cooley.
Accommodation Link

Carlingford Events

Events in Carlingford and CooleyThere are events taking place in Carlingford and on the Cooley Peninsula the whole year round. Visit the Events page to stay up to date! Link to Events

Carlingford Activities

Enjoy golf, walking, sailing, arts and crafts and many other activities during your visit to Carlingford.
Link to activities
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