Popular tours include walking tours of medieval Carlingford, driving tours of The Cooley Peninsula, Carlingford Lough and The Mourne Mountains. Its popular Leprechaun and Lore Tour features a visit to a leprechaun cavern. Bus hire, lunch and ferry crossings can be arranged to tailor your trip.
Carlingford’s architectural heritage is unique for a town of its size and has a history that spans over 1300 years. Carlingford was very important during the medieval period in Ireland and received five charters in total of which included a charter to mint coins in 1467. Remaining historical buildings include King Johns Castle, Holy Trinity Church, The Dominican Friary, The Tholsel, The Mint and Taaffe’s Castle.
Taylormade Tours provide an informative and fun tour of Carlingford which lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. The content of the guided tour is aimed at offering a better understanding of the chronology of Irish history and human activity throughout medieval society in a fun and engaging way. There is an opportunity to strike and keep your own unique Carlingford coin. A tour of the interior of King Johns Castle is available also.
Tours can be tailored to suit any group with popular tours including visits to The Cooley Peninsula, The Mourne Mountains, Saint Brigid’s Shrine and Healing Stones.
Taylormade Tours include a scenic Carlingford Lough Ferry crossing to King John’s sister castle known as Green Castle in County Down. This crossing will take in the natural heritage of the lough including its protected wildlife and landscape.