Useful numbers

Car Rentals


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

Norse Merchant Ferries
from Ireland 048 9077 9090
from UK 0870 600 4321
www.norsemerchant.com

Swansea/Cork Ferries
from UK 01792 456 116
www.swansea-cork.ie

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 76

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

Go
www.go-fly.com

Tourist Boards

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

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

Northern Ireland Tourist Board
from UK 0541 55 5250
www.ireland.travel.ie

 


Getting to Ireland
The most westerly country in Europe is thankfully very easy and reasonable. Carlingford is just over an hours drive from its' two capital cities & less than an hours flight from anywhere in the UK. Mainland Europe is well serviced too - 1 to 2 hour flight. America (next stop, flying due west) is serviced directly from Dublin & Belfast - Boston, - 4 to 8 hours away.

It doesn't take long to get that taste of Guinness and experience the Carlingford air!


From the South

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

3Take 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. There is excellent train & bus services are available to Carlingford/Cooley.

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