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The Weather in Carlingford
You can see our climate diagram above. The highest average temperatures are in the month of July. No heat wave is expected in January, when minimum average temperatures usally hit a 2° low. The rainiest month is December, while the driest month is March.
Holiday lettings in Carlingford, Ireland - Diamond of the Emerald Isle
Holiday homes in Carlingford consist of large, spacious houses or apartments set in the beautiful Irish countryside. Holidaymakers can feel that they are set slightly apart from the rest of the world, slipping back in time a few hundred years, whilst also having easy access to all the conveniences of modern life. There are plenty of nearby towns and shopping areas including those which are actually part of Northern Ireland.
Making the journey to Carlingford
Carlingford can be reached from both the North and South of Ireland. The major airports are Belfast and Dublin, with Belfast lying around 20 miles closer and both journeys taking no more than 90 minutes.
Public transport around the area, even from the capital cities, is somewhat restricted and travelling by train or bus from the airports would require changing at a larger town such as Dundalk or Newry. There are regular buses to Carlingford from these towns.
Regular events in Carlingford and the rest of Ireland
In the towns surrounding Carlingford there is a constant calendar of events throughout the year. The seaside resort of Newastle plays host each summer to the Festival of Flight, and Warrenpoint holds The Blues on the Bay Festival in May.
St. Patrick's day is always a time for fun across the whole of Ireland, and stepping further afield from Carlingford you have the Galway International Arts Festival in the South and Taste Belfast in the North.
Carlingford's magical history comes to life
The highest peak in County Louth, Slieve Foy is part of the ridge of mountains known as Carlingford Mountain. It is popular with mountain climbers and hikers all year round, come rain, sun or snow.
Greencastle was built in the 13th Century and although today the castle is a ruin it is still a dramatic landmark. From the top of the walls there is an outstanding view of the surrounding hills and the sea.
Leprechaun and fairy underground cavern
This magical attraction consists of a cavern linked by two tunnels in which the 236 homes of the last leprechauns of Ireland are hidden. The tunnels also lead to the Fairy Glen of Rostrevor, home of the tooth fairy.
King John's Castle
This 13th Century castle in Limerick is wonderfully preserved and considered to be one of the best in Ireland. There are regular events and re-enactments at the castle and seasonal activities at Christmas, Halloween and during school holidays.
Carlingford Harbour looks out over Carlingford Lough and over to the towns of Northern Ireland. There are a number of pubs and restaurants nearby and it is possible to take a boat tour of the Lough and the surrounding area following in the footsteps of invading Vikings.
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