In The Area
We are conveniently close to many local attractions.
Here are a few places we recommend visiting during
your stay with us...
The chic seaside village of Blackrock lies on the shores of Dundalk bay, just a 10 minute drive from Castlebellingham. Along with its beautiful promenade and beach, it has a variety of quirky seafront shops, cafes, traditional tearooms, lively pubs and top-quality restaurants, meaning it is an ideal place to visit at any time of the day.
The village also features Dundalk Golf Club which is an 18-hole parkland championship course.
For more information on visiting Blackrock, please visit: www.visitblackrock.ie.
Located just 5 minutes’ drive from Castlebellingham, the idyllic village of Annagassan sits on the southern shore of Dundalk Bay. Annagassan was once known as a Viking settlement where Linn Duachaill was built - a very substantial and well documented Viking Longphort. Today, Annagassan is a delightfully sleepy and picturesque village which features a smooth sandy beach.
We recommend visiting The Glyde Inn, an authentic Irish pub and restaurant which was established in the 1700’s.
The Cooley Peninsula
The Cooley Peninsula is situated 40 minutes’ drive from Castlebellingham. It has a rich historical heritage primarily because of the Táin Bó Cúailnge (Cattle Raid of Cooley), an ancient Irish saga. Carlingford and Cooley have several important pre-historic and medieval sites, especially within the confines of Carlingford itself.
The Cooley mountains are ideal for walkers and hikers of all experience, and with Carlingford Lough dominating the skyline, dramatic views are guaranteed from wherever you are in the peninsula!
Carlingford has a great reputation for hospitality, with some of the finest restaurants and friendliest pubs in Ireland. There are quaint little shops tucked away on the back streets and it offers a wonderful array of activities at Carlingford Adventure Centre and Skypark.
The Carlingford-Omeath Greenway which is located at the marina is a flat, coastal walkway stretching for over 6km between Carlingford and Omeath and is ideal for family walks and cycles.
For more information on visiting the area, please visit: www.carlingford.ie
If you like live music, there’s a vibrant music scene in Dundalk with many local and internationally renowned acts playing in the town and in one of the country’s most popular music venues, The Spirit Store.
For more information on upcoming gigs, please visit: www.spiritstore.ie.
Listoke Gin School
Listoke Gin School is only a 15-minute drive from our estate and offers great fun for gin lovers! The school runs for 3 hours on a Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening.
For more information, please visit https://listokedistillery.ie/
Slane Castle & Distillery
Slane Castle & Distillery is only a 25-minute drive from our estate and offers a great days entertainment. It has a lovely restaurant and offers castle & distillery tours.
For more information, please visit: https://www.slanecastle.ie/