Festivals & Events

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The peninsula comes alive with a number of exciting festivals, which celebrate the heritage of this vibrant and historic area. Come and stay a while and soak up the atmosphere during one of these special events

 

Carlingfords

INDOOR

CRAFT AND FOOD FAIR

on

Sunday 6th July

&

1ST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH

St Michaels Hall Carlingford

Come and browse through unique handmade crafts and delicious gourmet food

For details please contact 00 353 (0) 42 937 3033

Email: info@carlingford.org

www.carlingford.ie

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Open Week

Greenore Golf Club Greenore Co Louth

4th – 13th July 2008

This non exclusive 18 hole championship links course offers a challenge to every type of golfer. Greenore has its own club professional and a top of the range golf shop. Facilities include a practice range, a chipping and putting green.

For details contact Tel: 00 353 (0) 42 937 3212 Email greenoregolfclub@eircom.net  www.grenenoregolfclub.com

 

Carlingford Day Trek

Ravensdale Lodge Equestrian Centre

Ravensdale Co Louth

4th July 2008

The ultimate trek over the Cooley Mountains with spectacular scenery and picnic lunch halfway with possible liquid refreshment on arrival in Carlingford.

For details tel 00 353 (0) 42 937 1034 Email info@ravensdalelodge.com www.ravensdalelodge.com

 

 

Carlingford Xtarra Triathlon

Carlingford Co Louth

Sat. 5th July 2008

Challenge of a 500m sea swim followed by a 12k mountain bike ride & then a 8k forest trail run to finish

For more details - www.setantatri.com

 

 

Carlingford Lough Endurance Challenge

Carlingford Co Louth

12th July 2008

A 3 person team event consisting of a 50km of mountain running, Sea-kayaking and Mountain biking

All members complete and finish together

ARE YOU READY FOR THE CHALLENGE!

For details -  www.clec.ie

 

  

Gymkhana Day

Ravensdale Lodge Equestrian Centre Ravensdale Co Louth

14th July 2008

Get going with the fast pace of these exciting challenges on horseback. (Inter/Adv)

For details tel 00 353 (0) 42 937 1034 Email info@ravensdalelodge.com www.ravensdalelodge.com

 

 

Junior Angling Academy

Greenore / Carlingford  Co Louth

19th -20th July 2008

For details tel: 00 353 (0) 42 938 3888

Email: carlingford@loughs-agency.org

www.loughs-agency.org

 

 

Féilé Omeath

Omeath Co Louth

3rd - 10th August

Lively festival on the shores of Carlingford Lough Festival.  Progamme includes Bee Gees Tribute Band, Pub Quizs, Irish Story Telling, Céile,  Omeath in Bloom and Childrens Puppet Show, Fancy Dress, Pet Show, Street games, Crab fishing, Kite flying, Street Art and lots more fun for all the family.

See www.omeath.ie for full programme

 

 

M Donnelly Poc Fáda

Annaverna Ravensdale Co Louth 

2nd August 2008

Following in the footsteps of Setanta - a unique hurling competition that takes place annually within the hills of his ancient home the picturesque Cooley Mountains.
The course is 5 kilometres in length and the winner is the person to cover the course in the least number of pucks.

For details contact Pat Mc Ginn 0044 (0) 28 308 39588 Email: pat.mcginn@newryandmourne.gov.uk or 00 353 (0) 1 860 2900

  

Showjumping Day

Ravensdale Lodge Equestrian Centre Ravensdale Co Louth

4th August 2008

Something for everyone! All riders welcome with lead rein cases, mini, midi and maxi.

For details Tel 00 353 (0) 42 937 1034 Email info@ravensdalelodge.com www.ravensdalelodge.com

 

 

Greenore Fishing Festival

Greenore Co Louth

9th – 10th August 2008

A weekend angling festival in Greenore

 

Irish International Currach Championship

Omeath Co Louth

8th -10th August 2008

50 competitors with teams from Ireland, England, Europe and USA (clubs, universities, local teams).

 

 

Medieval Banquet

Ghan House Cookery School

Carlingford Co. Louth

15th & 16th August

Under canvas, on the lawns a whole kaleidoscope of Medieval entertainment, music, dancing demonstrations and banquet

For details and full cookery school programme contact Tel 00 353 (0) 42 937 3682 Email ghanhouse@eircom.net www.ghanhouse.com

 

 

McCluskey Civil Rights Summer School

Holy Trinity Heritage Centre Carlingford Co Louth

22nd – 24th August 2008

Theme: “40 years on – The Civil Rights Challenges in Ireland Today - Tackling Poverty, Racism and Inequality
This Summer School will honour the courageous role of Con and Patricia McCluskey in the civil rights movement.
Speakers will include: Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and UN Human Rights Commissioner, civil rights activists Bernadette Devlin McAliskey and Brid Rodgers, former Minister for Agriculture and many more speakers.

For further information contact Denis Haughey or Cllr Tim Attwood

Civil Rights 1968 Commemoration Committee Mob: 0044 (0) 78022 79939

Email: civilrights1968@yahoo.co.uk    www.NIcivilrights.org

 

 

Carlingfords Irish Walled Towns Day

& Heritage Week

Carlingford Co Louth

24th – 31st August 2008

‘Come celebrate Heritage Week in the medieval town of Carlingford - a virtual outdoor museum of Medieval Ireland!’ Carlingford celebrates its original walled town status with living history reenactments.  12th century King Johns Castle will be open to the public for this day in the medieval village of Carlingford

For details contact The Cooley Peninsula Tourist Office Carlingford Co Louth

Tel: 00 353 (0) 42 937 3033 Email info@carlingford.org www.carlingford.ie

 

  

 

Burial Sites of the Cooley Peninsula

Ghan House Cookery School

Carlingford Co. Louth

24th August 2008

Historical tour- exploring hill top and sea shore burial sites, including sites that pre date the pyramids

For details and full cookery school programme contact Tel 00 353 (0) 42 937 3682 Email ghanhouse@eircom.net www.ghanhouse.com

 

 

Carlingford Olympic Triathlon

Carlingford Co Louth

Sat 30th August 2008

1500m sea swim, 40km road bike, 10k road run

Individual or Relay event

For further details www.setantatri.com

 

 

Carlingford Oyster Festival Regatta

Carlingford Sailing Club, Carlingford Co Louth

30th – 31st August 2008

A weekend of exciting racing for both cruisers and dinghies, in conjunction with the shore based festival in the village.

For details contact Carlingford Sailing Club Tel 00 353 (0) 42 937 3238

Email admin@carlingfordsailingclub.net www.carlingfordsailingclub.net

 

 

Carlingford Oyster Festival

Carlingford Co Louth

30th -31st August 2008

Includes regatta, craft fair, music and street entertainment with Carlingfords famous Chowder Day offering fresh tastings of delicious seafood chowder prepared by Carlingfords Good Food Circle

For details contact The Cooley Peninsula Tourist Office Carlingford Co Louth

Tel: 00 353 (0) 42 937 3033 Email info@carlingford.org www.carlingford.ie

 

 

Irish National J24’s Championships

Carlingford Sailing Club, Carlingford Co Louth

13th & 14th September 2008

If it is speed and excitement you are after, these 24ft long boats never fail to live up to their reputation as the thoroughbreds of the local racing scene.

For details contact Carlingford Sailing Club Tel 00 353 (0) 42 937 3238

Email admin@carlingfordsailingclub.net www.carlingfordsailingclub.net

 

 

 

Open Pike (Fly & Lure) Competition

Greenore / Carlingford Co Louth

18th -19th October 2008

For details tel: 00 353 (0) 42 938 3888 Email: carlingford@loughs-agency.org

www.loughs-agency.org

 

 

Halloween Creepy Camp

Carlingford Adventure Centre Carlingford Co Louth

31st October -2nd November 2008

A Frightfully wonderful Experience – Halloween Themed 3 day camp

Open to children aged 8-17

Lots of fun for kids, a mix of Halloween themed games, outdoor activities plus all inclusive accommodation & meals

For details contact Carlingford Adventure Centre Tel 00 353 (0) 42 937 3100 Email info@carlingfordadventure.com www.carlingfordadventure.com

 

 

Carlingford Irish American Festival

The Foy Centre Carlingford Co Louth

24th October – 2nd November 2008

Programme of concerts, lectures, workshops, sessions exploring the links between Ireland and the Americas – sponsored by the Arts Council & Carlingford Cooley Tourism Association

For details contact the Foy Centre Tel 00 353 (0) 42 9383624

Email info@carlingfordbeds.com   www.carlingfordbeds.com   www.carlingford.ie

 

 

Georgian Banquet

Ghan House Carlingford Co Louth

8th November 2008

An evening of historical music, merriment, banqueting & dancing – turning the clock back to 1750 when Ghan House was built.   All in candlelight!

For details and full cookery school programme contact Tel 00 353 (0) 42 937 3682 Email ghanhouse@eircom.net www.ghanhouse.com

 

 

Féile Mí na Nollaig

Carlingford Co Louth

29th November – 7th December 2008

A week of festivities including colourful Christmas Craft Fairs, discount Christmas Shopping Night, Christmas Cookery market and Choral recitals…

For details contact The Cooley Peninsula Tourist Office Carlingford Co Louth

Tel:  00 353 (0) 42 937 3033 Email info@carlingford.org www.carlingford.ie

 

 

 

Birdwatching Weekend

Carlingford Co Louth

30th January - 1 February 2009

This popular event is offering a full weekend of activities including a bus trip to Oxford Island National Nature Reserve - a haven for wildlife on the southern shores of Lough Neagh and home to a vast range of birds, plants and animals throughout the year.

The event will be facilitated by  RTEs Eric Dempsey  and also include a walk and talk around Carlingfords shoreline and an evening discussion presentation. 

Book early to reserve your place!

For details contact The Cooley Peninsula Tourist Office Carlingford Co Louth Tel: 00 353 (0) 42 937 3033

Email info@carlingford.org www.carlingford.ie

 

Ceol Chairlinn

Irish Traditional Music Workshop

The Foy Centre Carlingford Co Louth

6th – 8th February 2009

Now in its fourth year this weekend offers a programme of traditional music tuition, performance and discussion under the guidance of Gerry “fiddle" O Connor.

Workshops in Fiddle, Tin Whistle, Button Accordion, Flute, Uilleann Pipes, Concertina Sean-Nós singin, Tutors Concert, Set & Sean Nós Dance workshop, Tutor and Participant Talk sessions, Lifetime Achievement Award.

Supported by the Arts Council & Carlingford & Cooley Peninsula Tourism Association

For further info contact Carlingford Community Development, Foy Centre Dundalk St Carlingford Tel 00 353 (0) 42 9383624 Email info@carlingfordbeds.com www.carlingfordbeds.com

 

 

Táin Walking Festival

Carlingford & The Cooley Peninsula Co Louth

March 2009

Come and walk the spectacular Cooley Mountains over this weekend of exhilaration! Blister Sessúin in the evening.

For details contact The Cooley Peninsula Tourist Office Carlingford Co Louth

Tel: 00 353 (0) 42 937 3033 Email info@carlingford.org www.carlingford.ie

 

 

Annual Set Dancing Workshop Weekend

Lordship Carlingford Co Louth

24 – 26th April 2009

Popular weekend of

Set Dancing, Ceilli and Workshops.  Book your accommodation early!

For details please contact Micheael Mc Glynn

Tel: 00 353 (0) 42 937 6178 

 Email michaelmcglynn@yahoo.ie

 

 

Live Music

 

Holy Trinity Heritage Centre 00 353 (0)42 937 3454
Holds many classical recitals, poetry readings etc. throughout the year. Please contact them directly for current programme.

Traditional / Irish Sessions

Enjoy excellent live traditional music and accoustic sessions every night of the week!

Monday Mc Kevitts Hotel
Tuesday PJ’s & Taaffes Castle - Trad Session
Wednesday Mc Kevitts Hotel
Thursday Taaffes Castle
Friday Fitzpatricks – Trad Session

 

 
Weekend Entertainment  
Saturday

Live entertainment in most pubs

Mc Kevitts Hotel - Disco

Sunday Afternoon PJ's - Live jazz (weather permitting                                             / seasonal )
Sunday

Dancing - Four Seasons Hotel

Live entertainment in most pubs

For names and details of venues check out Pubs