Our Holiday Homes and Hostel accommodation are available to rent for festivals and other events this summer and all year round! Carlingford and County Louth are bustling with lots of events and reasons to come visit.
Feile Peile Na Nog
Feile Na Nog takes place across counties Louth, Down and Armagh on the weekend of 29th June – 1st July. This celebration of underage football brings teams from across the country to play against local teams at under 14 level with both boys and girls teams. We are delighted to offer support to both our local Cooley Kickhams team and the Co Down team Mayobridge team. These events take a huge amount of organisation from volunteers so well done to the clubs and we wish them a fantastic weekend of sport! If any of the teams have free time they can check out Skypark for some Team Building activities if they have the energy! http://feilepeile2018.com/
Fleadh Cheoil 2018 will take place in Drogheda from 12th August to 19th August 2018. This week long festival is the world’s biggest celebration of Irish music, song and dance. The town will be buzzing for the week and already people are finding it hard to get accommodation in Drogheda or the local area. Carlingford is 60km away but mostly motorway driving so its only about 45mins drive and the scenery and small village atmosphere make the drive worth the while when you get here! http://fleadhcheoil.ie/homepage/accommodation/
Poc Fada is Irish for a ‘long puck’ a term usually describing the long clearance by a goalkeeper during Hurling. The All Ireland Poc Fada Championship is held annually in the Cooley Mountains of Co Louth, testing the striking skills of many top hurlers from nationwide. The event has been held since 1960 over a hilly 5km course and the winner takes the least pocs (or strikes) to complete the course. The current course record is 48 pocs, but some say Cu Chulainn himself finished the course in 2 pocs. We are delighted to support this event every year. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All-Ireland_Poc_Fada_Championship
Carlingford Oyster Festival
The internationally renowned Oyster Festival is a fun-filled four day festival for the whole family from 9th – 13th August. The festival is packed with traditional children’s activities including Magic Show, Face Painting, a Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Free Kayaking in the Harbour (sponsored by Carlingford Adventure Centre), Children’s Funfair & Bouncing Castles. There is also plenty for the adults with food, drink and live music. https://carlingford.ie/future-events/carlingford-oyster-festival-2018/
The World Meeting of Families
The World Meeting of Families will take place in Ireland from 21st – 26th August. This large religious event is held every 3 years and will bring people and particularly families to Ireland from across the world to celebrate, pray and reflect. Many will then travel to other parts of the country and being just 1hr from Dublin, Carlingford will be on many visit lists. https://www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/
Bank Holiday Weekends
Bank holidays in Carlingford are always hectic, attracting large crowds from North and South. Great during the day for a fish and chip or an ice cream, or a few drinks at night. As well as the usual Hen Parties and Stag Parties Carlingford is also popular for family special occasions and groups of friends. Carlingford is nicely sized and well laid out for maximum convenience, those Medieval builders knew a thing or two about creating a cosmopolitan experience and catering for pub crawls!
For all such events and occasions we have self-catering holiday homes and hostel accommodation in the centre of Carlingford that can be booked by families, teams, groups of friends. Our Holiday Homes and Apartments are 4 star Failte Ireland approved and come with all mod cons and free wifi. Our hostel has private dorm style en-suite rooms they are an alternative to traditional B&B’s and hotels in the area which can get busy during the summer especially during event and festivals. Rooms are basic but cosy and comfy, and come with free breakfast! Just give us a call or check out our website for more details. Accommodation can be booked with or without adventure activities, as Carlingford Adventure has over 30 activities to pick from. There are also some special deals to be had booking accommodation with Summer Camps for the kids. So if you are looking for self-catering accommodation in County Louth then look no further!