Carlingford, County Louth, Ireland

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Carlingford, County Louth, Ireland

  1. 1. IRELAND’S BEST KEPT SECRET!<br />Carlingford, County Louth, Ireland<br />
  2. 2. CARLINGFORD<br />SHH...IT'S A SECRET!<br />
  3. 3. Historic Background…<br />occupied 800 years ago by a Norman knight  <br /> a settlement sprang up<br /> position on the east coast made it a vital trading port<br /> led to its prosperity<br />in 1388, the town was burnt by a Scots force<br /> the 1640 rebellion and the Williamite wars of the 1690s ruined economy<br />inabile to develop a heavy industry<br /> had only medieval charm and archaeological artifacts<br /> tourism being the main source of employment<br />
  4. 4. Events<br />Georgian Banquet<br /> Clock is turned back to the 18th century<br />Ghan House<br />  Music, merriment, banqueting & dancing<br /> All by candlelight<br />  Costumes optional<br />
  5. 5. Carlingford National Leprechaun Hunt<br /> -public are invited <br /> -hunt for ceramic leprechauns<br /> -Carlingford Mountain<br />A Taste of Carlingford<br /> -two day celebration<br /> - fine food and drink<br /> <br /> <br />
  6. 6. Sights Not To Be Missed<br />Taaffe’s Castle <br /> -town house<br /> -belonged to the rich Taaffe family <br /> -Earls of Carlingford in 1661<br />The Tholsel <br />-“town-gate” <br />-is the only remaining example <br />The Mint<br /> -three storey town house <br /> -belongs to royal family of Carlingford<br />
  7. 7. Sights Not To Be Missed <br />Ghan House <br /> -Georgian House <br /> -castellated walls and a guard tower<br />
  8. 8. Getting To Ireland…<br />most westerly country in Europe<br />over an hour drive from its' two capital cities<br />less than an hour flight from anywhere in the UK <br />1 ½ to 2 ½ hour flight to mainland Europe<br /> America is serviced directly from Dublin & Belfast <br />
  9. 9. Getting to Carlingford<br />head south out of Belfast on the M1 towards Dublin<br />on the motorway you are 1 hour away<br />turn left at the traffic lights<br /> now you are along the side of canal<br />canal is on your left, shopping => right and mountain straight ahead <br /> now 12 minutes away<br />drive start on the main road until you see Ghan House<br />
  10. 10. Accommodations <br />Hotels <br />The Four Seasons Hotel<br />McKevitt's Hotel<br />Guest Houses <br />Beaufort House<br />Viewpoint<br />
  11. 11. Accomodations…<br />Specialist Accommodation  <br />Ghan House<br />Oystercatcher<br />Bed & Breakfast Accommodation<br />Barnavave B&B <br />Belvedere House B&B<br />Highlands B&B<br />
  12. 12. Sample Accommodation Prices<br /><ul><li>Mid Week 1 € 55.00 per person
  13. 13. Mid Week 1 with early bird € 75.00
  14. 14. Weekend 1 € 65.00 per person
  15. 15. Weekend 1 with 1 dinner € 90.00 per person
  16. 16. Weekend 2 € 115.00 per person
  17. 17. Weekend 2 with 1 dinner € 140.00 </li></li></ul><li>CARLINGFORD<br />SHH...IT'S A SECRET!<br />

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