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Parks & nature in Louth

Campground
“Long-established very popular adventure centre. They cater for almost every type of outdoor adventure activity imaginable - orienteering, water-sports, hiking, obstacle courses. They especially accomodate a lot of team-bonding sessions, ice-breakers, hens & stags groups etc.”
5 locals recommend
Beach
“Beautiful beach in all four seasons. There's an outdoor adventure centre for kids and teenagers there as well.”
5 locals recommend
Rv Park
“A beautiful spot about an hour's drive out of Belfast. You'll see Carlingford Lough, Warrenpoint and Carlingford old town which is in the Republic. A beautiful border region. Drive up to the second car park and walk from there. ”
5 locals recommend
Park
“Ravenensdale has a beautiful forest walk. You can choose to walk along the forest path or scramble through the many tracks and walking routes through the trees. Great for a place to picnic and bring the family. The weather won't matter if you have the correct gear. A great and lovely outdoor experience. ”
4 locals recommend
History Museum
1 local recommends
Garden Center
$$
2 locals recommend
Park
“Bring a picnic and some bread to feed the ducks. Also a playground & coffee shop on-site. Brilliant for families.”
1 local recommends
Harbour / Marina
“Park in the carpark and explore the headland behind the harbour, with beautiful views north and south and if you're lucky you'll see some seals either in the harbour or the sea around the headland. ”
2 locals recommend
Park
“There are fairy glens, rolling lawns, a coffee shop, a children's playground, Clough Mor (a glacier-deposited rock), stunning views or Carlingford Lough, hiking and mountain bike trails, and picturesque Mourne Mountain scenery.”
1 local recommends
Scenic Viewpoint
“Dowth the Fairy Mound of Darkness is about the same size as Newgrange and Knowth and was built in the same period over 5000 years ago. The mound was subjected to a very unprofessional excavation in 1847, two passage tombs were discovered but the mound was severely damaged in the process. The passage tombs are much less spectacular than Newgrange or Knowth with shorter passages and lower roofs. Both are on the western side of the mound, they are referred to as Dowth North and Dowth South. The Dowth North passage is 14 metres in length; the chamber is cruciform in shape with an annex off the right hand recess, the chamber roof is corbelled and is 3 metres high. ”
1 local recommends
Campground
“Our glampsite and ecotourism activities business which includes electric bike hire, kayaking and rafting on the Boyne, locally sourced breakfast, BBQ and pizza packs. ”
2 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“THE TÁIN WAY - County Louth's Premier Walking Route Ireland's Ancient East Táin Way is the main walking route in County Louth attracting walkers from near and far. Walking along the trails of the epic Irish saga "Táin Bó Cúalinge" through the Cooley Mountains and along the shores of Carlinford Lough. The Cooley Peninsula is a place steeped in the mythology and legends of Ireland's Ancient East and the setting for much of the epic tale known as "The Cattle Raid of Cooley", which tells of a battle between Queen Meabh of Connacht and the champion Cú Chulainn of the Red Branch Knights from the Kingdom of Ulster over the Brown Bull of Cooley. Apart from the many legends that abound and echo throughout the Cooley Mountains in Ireland's Ancient East about Setanta (Cú Chualainn) and Foinn McCumhail, there are lots of pre-historic sites including mountain top cairns, passage graves, portal tombs, wedge and court tombs. There are early Christian monastic ruins and relics from the medieval era namely the well preserved walled town of Carlingford. Like all places off the beaten track, the Cooley Peninsula has become a popular place of escape. The Greenway is another accessable walk along the coastal waters of Carlingford Lough between Carlingford and Greenore and Newry It runs for about 10KMs along the coastwith the most exquisite views and envigorating fresh air. ”
2 locals recommend
Park
“There are fairy glens, rolling lawns, a coffee shop, a children's playground, Clough Mor (a glacier-deposited rock), stunning views or Carlingford Lough, hiking and mountain bike trails, and picturesque Mourne Mountain scenery.”
1 local recommends