Whether you are staying in the area or taking a day trip,
the Scenic Carlingford Ferry is a new and fun way to travel further and enjoy more.
Now everyone can get out on the Lough and make every part of the journey a fun one, as you roll onto the Ferry, swoosh through the water, get mesmerised by the stunning scenery, feel fresh air on your face and get dizzy with anticipation.
Sailing between Greencastle at the foot of the Mournes and Greenore beneath the Cooley Mountains, the Scenic Carlingford Ferry makes the journey part of your fun and is Ireland’s newest must-do visitor attraction. Travelling the 1 mile by Ferry, saves you over 30 miles and over an hour on the road and you will be spoilt for choice of places to visit, either side of the Lough and beyond. See timetable of sailings.
From Greencastle, follow in Viking footsteps along the golden sands of Cranfield Blue Flag Beach or walk in the path of CS Lewis at the Narnia Trail in Kilbroney Forest Park.
Explore Kilkeel Harbour and the touch tanks in Seascope Northern Ireland Lobster Hatchery then a short trip to enjoy all that Newcastle has to offer including crazy golf and the beautiful promenade.
Cross stepping stones in Tollymore Forest Park, picnic in Silent Valley, be on top of the world in Dundrum Castle and get sand in your toes in Murlough Bay.
Join the Saint Patrick’s trail to Downpatrick and visit the Saint Patrick’s Centre. Hear about his life and adventures from his boyhood in Roman Britain to his captivity by Irish pirates, his slavery on Slemish Mountain and escape.
Further North to Seaforde Butterfly House or the experience that is the World’s Leading Tourist Attraction at Titanic Belfast!
The Greenore side of the Lough also provides lots of fun with Celtic myths and legends abound. It’s a short drive to Carlingford to explore the Leprechaun & Underground Fairy Cavern or rome the 3D Maze and zipline through the air in Carlingford Adventure Centre. All ages can also have fun trying their hand at frisbee golf, archery, zip wire, high ropes and trampoline netball at Skypark.
Travel further South to a selection of petting farms in the beautiful Boyne Valley or high octane energy at the Funtasia Water Park in Drogheda and Tayto Theme Park in County Meath.
Just 90 minutes south from Carlingford you can be in Dublin enjoying The Ark, a dedicated cultural centre for children or visiting Dublin Zoo for a fun-filled, stimulating day out for all the family.
Whatever your age, ability or available time, the Scenic Carlingford Ferry will help you release your inner child.