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Cooley-Halbinsel - Things to Know Before Visiting

Cooley-Halbinsel, Commons, Co. Louth, Ireland

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About Cooley-Halbinsel

The Cooley Peninsula is a hilly promontory in the Irish County Louth , which is formed in the northwest of Carlingford Lough, who is also the border with County Down in Northern Ireland forms. To the south is Dundalk Bay. The highest point is Slieve Foy, which at 588 m is also the highest peak in County Louth. The most important settlements on the peninsula are Carlingford , a founding of the Vikings , Greenore and Omeath .


Attractions Near Cooley-Halbinsel

Tain Way - Slieve Foy Trek stop
Tain Way - Slieve Foy Trek stop0.89km from Cooley-Halbinsel

The Táin Way is a long-distance trail around the Cooley Peninsula in County Louth, Ireland. It is a 40-kilometre long circular route that begins and ends in Carlingford. It is typically completed in two days. It is designated as a National Waymarked Trail by the National Trails Office of the Irish Sports Council and is managed by Louth County Council, Coillte and the Walks Partnership Group.

Barnavave
Barnavave1.2km from Cooley-Halbinsel

Possibly one of the most intriguing sites in Carlingford and Cooley Peninsula. Often referred to as the Famine Village. It is a Deserted Village located on the South Commons, People often wonder how old it is and was it a famine village. These were the arable plots: the families probably really lived off the 450 acres of commonly held grazing that surrounded them.

The Mint
The Mint2.21km from Cooley-Halbinsel

This is a fortified three-storey town house belonging to a wealthy merchant family in the centre of Carlingford.This castle, variously called a fortified house or tower house, derived its name from the license to mint coins granted to Carlingford in 1467 by Edward IV. However, the present tower comes from later, either the 15th or 16th century. It is believed to have housed one of Carlingford's wealthy merchant families.

Carlingford Heritage Centre
Carlingford Heritage Centre2.24km from Cooley-Halbinsel

Carlingford Heritage Centre is located in a beautifully restored Medieval Church which has been a vital part of Carlingford's historical landscape since the 13th century. Discover Carlingford’s heritage and experience the history of the region. Visitors can learn about the village from its foundation to its prosperous years and right through to modern day. The historical exhibition is embellished with maps, drawings, illustrations and so more.

King John's Castle
King John's Castle2.31km from Cooley-Halbinsel

A majestic castle which was located on the southern shores of Carlingford Lough. It consists of an enclosed courtyard with two rectangular towers at the entrance and two-storey buildings within. The eastern half of the castle was added in 1261 ad and included a number of rooms and probably a great hall.

Templetown Beach
Templetown Beach7.42km from Cooley-Halbinsel

A beautiful rural beach on the Cooley Peninsula a popular stretch of coastline. The beach is a gently sloping, sandy, sheltered beach protected on each side by low-level rocky areas. It is ideal for young families and visitors to the beach can swim, walk, kite surf and take part in many other water sports.

Where is Cooley-Halbinsel

Discover More Attractions in Louth, Where Cooley-Halbinsel Is Located

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County Louth is located in the north-east corner of the Republic of Ireland. Louth is Ireland's smallest county but contains a diverse landscape from the mountainous Cooley peninsula in the east to the gently rolling drumlin hills.

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