What’s On In Carlingford

A number of events take place in Carlingford and the Cooley Peninsula throughout the year.

2022 Events Guide


  • The Carlingford National Poultry Races


  • Vantastival Music Festival, Bellurgan Park
  • Traditional & Folk Music Weekend, Lumpers Bar, Ravensdale
  • The Carlingford Pipe Band Festival, In & Around Carlingford


  • The Táin March, Roscommon to Omeath
  • Co. Louth Agricultural Show, Bellurgan Park


  • Carlingford Lough Endurance Challenge
  • Zoe & John’s Summer Concert Series, Heritage Centre


  • All Ireland Poc Fada Championships – Ravensdale
  • The Bull raid, Bellurgan Park
  • Carlingford Oyster Festival 2019
  • National Heritage Week – Carlingford & Cooley
  • Thomas D’Arcy McGee Summer School
  • Cooley Ploughing & Field Day – Riverstown


  • Wee Binion Walking Festival, Cooley Peninsula & Mournes


  • Festival of Horrors – Bellurgan Park


  • Féile Mí na Nollaig Cairlinn, Carlingford

For the latest dates and information on events and festivals, visit the Carlingford Tourist Office Website  http://carlingfordandcooleypeninsula.ie/carlingford-festivals-events

Where to Eat

You really are spoiled for choice when it comes to dining in Carlingford. Here’s a list of some of the many restaurants and cafes:

  • The Bay Tree
  • The Kingfisher
  • Schooner’s Bar & Restaurant
  • PJ O’Hares
  • Wildwood Cafe
  • Ruby Ellen’s Tea Rooms
  • Long’s Bar
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