Join Peter McVerry Trust on this one-day challenge of the Cooley Peninsula.
Carlingford and the Cooley Peninsula is a haven for the hiker, the hillwalker, and the view finder! The village of Carlingford nestles on the southern shore of Carlingford Lough – Slieve Foye mountain (said to be the resting place of the great giant Fionn McCool) acts as a massive and spectacular backdrop. On the far side of Carlingford Lough are the Mountains of Mourne – made famous in song. All combined, makes a place of natural beauty.
The village with its medieval streets hosts a range of pubs, restaurants, craft/antique shops and much more. This area is steeped in the myth and legend of the Cattle-Raid of Cooley where Cuchulain defended Ulster single-handedly against the armies of Queen Medbh of Connaught. The 14km hike will take approximately 4 / 4.5 hours and will require a good level of fitness. On completion of the hike, you will enjoy refreshments before returning home