County Louth, affectionately known as “The Wee County” is ideally situated on the North East coast of Ireland enjoying simultaneous views of the mountains and sea alike. Well served with shops, restaurants, pubs, banks and a wide selection of tourist accommodation and recreational amenities. County Louth is renowned for it’s beautiful beaches – some of which have featured in well-known box-office films. Visit Clogherhead Beach and Shelling Hill/ Templetown Beach.Tallanstown village, County Louth was a previous winner of the Tidy Towns competition and was closely associated with the Foster family and a sculpture in the village commemorates Sir Vere Foster, who helped set up Ireland’s national schools and developed the famous handwriting copy books..
Carlingford a medieval town with an immense background, and an even bigger future, with it's breathtaking scenery, including Carlingford Lough, the Mourne Mountains, ("sweeping down to the sea"), the Irish Sea, and the Isle of Man, viewable with the naked eye, from certain vantage points on the mountain walks, which tower above the town. It is situated between, or about an hour's drive from either Dublin or Belfast Airports, taking you through some of the most invigorating greenery to be found anywhere on this earth. When country singer, Johnny Cash, sang about Ireland, he sang about it's 'Forty Shades of Green', and believe me, if you spare yourself the time, you can count them. A great area for walking with the Slieve Foye mountain range, the Cooley Peninsula, the well know Tain Way, the Mourne Mountains and trails of course around the beautiful and renowned Carlingford Lough. A hike up Slieve Foye offers stunning views back down over the medieval coastal town that is Carlingford, over the Lough and the Mourne Mountains. The Lough offers every opportunity to enjoy any number of water sports on the Lough and the area is also great for hiring a bike and exploring. Carlingford's history can be found all around with King Johns Castle, The Mint, Taaffes Castle, the Dominican Friary and Town Hall.