"Carlingford-Home of the Leprechauns!" Carlingford by suvanki

Carlingford Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 66 photos

Leprechaun Hunting in Carlingford

I was in Dublin for a couple of days, and had arranged to meet up with VTer annemariebyrne She suggested visiting Carlingford for the 3rd annual National Leprechaun Hunt. I was intrigued by this, and readily agreed.

Well, I thoroughly enjoyed my day out. Carlingford is a listed medieval heritage town, in Northern Louth, located just over an hours drive from Dublin and Belfast, on the Cooley peninsula, in the stunning setting between Slieve Foy (Carlingford Mountain), Carlingford Lough and the Mourne mountains.

King Johns Castle overlooks the harbour. In the town you can see The Mint, Tholsel, Taafes Castle and Carlingford Friary - all examples of medieval architecture.

There is quite a community feel in Carlingford, which was evident at the Leprechaun Hunt. Throughout the year, the town hosts many festivals and events, including an Oyster Festival - I was looking forward to trying some of Carlingfords celebrated oysters.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lovely medieval town in scenic setting
  • Cons:Didn't find any - cons or Leprechauns!
  • In a nutshell:Keep an eye out for the Leprechauns!
  • Last visit to Carlingford: Mar 2011
  • Intro Updated Apr 10, 2011
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  • Gillybob's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2012 at 8:26 AM

    Great photos! Looks like a fun time was had. Gillybob greetings

    • suvanki's Profile Photo
      Oct 11, 2012 at 12:04 PM

      Oh it was a Great Day with Anne Marie- Lovely atmosphere there, Great scenery, Some exercise, saw a 'Father Ted' Actor, met some great people and fell in love with 'The Nooks'

    • suvanki's Profile Photo
      Oct 11, 2012 at 12:05 PM

      Oh and Thanks for visiting my page and for ratings? again - Much appreciated!

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2011 at 3:46 AM

    Looks like very good fun!

  • Apr 11, 2011 at 7:39 AM

    Delighted you enjoyed your visit to Carlingford. Don't forget the National Poultry races on Easter Monday, should be great fun.


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