Scenic Carlingford Ferry Opening in July
"Scenic Carlingford Ferry" - Greenore to Greencastle Ferry launch
Carlingford Lough's "Scenic Carlingford Ferry" Gets Ready to Set Sail in July 2017
"Scenic Carlingford Ferry" will link two of the most stunningly beautiful and historic areas of Ireland and Northern Ireland from the Carlingford & Cooley Peninsula of Ireland’s Ancient East on the southern side to the Mourne Scenic Drive & Coastal Trail in the Ancient Kingdom of Mourne on the northern shore of Carlingford Lough.
The new Carlingford Lough Ferry service will be transformational for the local tourism sectors, opening up a new access route into both the Mourne Region and Cooley Peninsula from both shores and put Dublin just over 1 hour from the majestic Mountains of Mourne likewise Belfast just over an hour from the beautiful and historical Cooley Peninsula. It will reduce the travel time from Greencastle to Greenore from a 60-90 minute road trip to just 15 minutes.
This will be the first vehicular ferry across Carlingford Lough. Previously two ferries carried passengers only; the first ferry was recorded in 1185 AD and sailed between the medieval castles at Carlingford and Greencastle, then in the 19th century with the building of the Dundalk Newry & Greenore railway (D.N.& G. r.) followed the Greenore Greencastle ferry which carried the first “tourists”.
Sailing times over July and August.
(From 12 noon Friday 21 July)
From Greencastle, Co Down
Monday – Thursday: 7am – 9pm
Friday – Saturday: 7am – 10pm
Sunday: 9am – 10pm
From Greenore, Co Louth
Monday – Thursday: 7.30am – 9.30pm
Friday – Saturday: 7.30am – 10.30pm
Sunday: 9.30am – 10.30pm
The 44 car vessel will take just 15 minutes to traverse one of the most scenic stretches of water on the island of Ireland, where you can take time to breath in the salty air, appreciate the mountain and seascapes, wildlife, seals and terns.
You cannot fail to miss the historic 13th Century Royal Greencastle Castle, the elegant tapering Mourne granite 112’ tall Haulbowline Lighthouse, which stands guard at the entrance to Carlingford Lough along with the Block House and Green Islands, where the seals bask on the south facing shore.
Depending on the state of the tide you will see the oyster and mussel farms which grow the tastiest and juiciest seafood on the shores of the Lough and which you can sample in the local restaurants in Carlingford and Kilkeel.
For more information visit Scenic Carlingford Ferry website carlingfordferry.com
Scenic Carlingford Ferry (Carlingford Lough Ferry from Greenore, Co. Louth to Greencastle, Co. Down).
Greenore Port, The Harbour, Greenore, Co. Louth, A91 A0V1, Ireland