HOW TO GET TO CARLINGFORD

By Car

Getting to Carlingford & The Cooley Peninsula is not a hard drive and there are lots of travel transport options available and we are more than happy to answer the phone and direct you to where you are going.
An equidistant hours drive from Belfast and Dublin

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

From Dublin

  1. Follow the signs on the M1 towards Belfast.
  2. Continue to Travel on the M1 to the end (approximately 50 miles) and take the exit off at Junction 18- signposted (R152) N52 Dundalk North Carlingford
  3. Take the 4th exit off at next roundabout signposted Carlingford R173 and travel to next roundabout and take 2nd exit off signposted Carlingford. You will pass a Fuel Station on the left on your way just off the roundabout.
  4. Follow the signs to Carlingford – there is just one left turn to do just 2 miles before you get to Carlingford, this is at the Greenore Cross but it is well signposted.

From Belfast

  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.

Car Rentals

Rhino Car Hire
0044 (0) 845 508 9845
www.rhinocarhire.com

Budget Car Rental Ireland
from Ireland (0)90 6627711
www.budget.ie

Public Transport

If travelling by public transport from the souh or from the north you will find that there are excellent train services to the towns of Dundalk and Newry & bus services fron both towns to Omeath, Carlingford, Ravensdale & the Cooley Peninsula.

Bus Timetable

CIE – Bus Éireann Timetable
Route 161: DUNDALK−GREENORE−CARLINGFORD−OMEATH−NEWRY
Download timetable Here

Monday to Saturday
Dundalk – Carlingford – Newry

Dundalk 08.00 09.00 12.00 16.10 18.10
Giles Quay 08.20 09.20 12.20 16.35 18.35
Bush School 08.30 (School Days only)
Whitestown 12.30 16.40 18.40
Greenore 08.40 09.40 12.40 17.00 18.50
Carlingford 08.50 09.40 12.50 17.10 19.00
Omeath 09.00 09.50 13.00 1720
Newry (arrival) 09.15 10.00 13.15 17.45

* Seasonal Sunday Service available from March to December

Monday to Saturday
Newry – Carlingford – Dundalk

Newry 10.30 13.30 18.00
Omeath 07.40 10.45 13.45 18.15
Carlingford 07.50 10.50 13.50 18.25 19.00
Greenore 08.00 11.00 14.00 18.35
Whitestown 08.05
Bush School 15.50 (School Days only)
Giles Quay 08.15 11.10 14.10 16.00 18.50 1935
Ravensdale 11.25
Dundalk (arrival) 08.40 11.40 14.40 16.20 19.05 19.40

Bus Éireann – Dublin to Carlingford Day Return
Dublin to Carlingford – Only €20 day return
Travel on service 100X from Dublin to Dundalk Bus Station & take service 161 from Dundalk to Carlingford.
Download timetable 100x Here
Download timetable 161 Here

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

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