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Carlingford Lough Ferry

80 Greencastle Pier Road, Greencastle, County Down, BT34 4LR
Carlingford Lough Ferry

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Located midway between Belfast and Dublin, Carlingford Lough Ferry connects the dramatic Cooley Peninsula at the beginning of Ireland's Ancient East in the Republic of Ireland with the majestic Mountains of Mourne, the gateway to Northern Ireland. Surrounded by epic scenery and shrouded in mystery, with a rich tapestry of legend and folklore hidden in its hills, this largely undiscovered region is an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Carlingford Lough Ferry terminals are located in Greencastle, County Down (just one hour from Belfast) and Greenore, County Louth. The crossing takes approximately 20 minutes. Enjoy panoramic views of one of Ireland’s most scenic and legendary loughs, surrounded by the majestic Mourne Mountains and the dramatic Cooley Peninsula from the visitor viewing deck during the 20 minute crossing.

On arrival to Greenore, the picturesque heritage town of Carlingford is located just 3km from our terminal. Enjoy a day exploring this beautiful heritage town, with its castles and greenway coastal walk before continuing your onward journey. If returning to Belfast, you can return via the ferry and take the scenic Mourne Mountain Coastal route towards Newcastle and Downpatrick, or take Carlingford Lough route via Omeath towards Newry, where you will meet the main Dublin Belfast Motorway.

The ferry carries all categories of vehicles incl: Cars, Coaches, Caravans, Campervans & Motorbikes.
The service operates daily between April and the end of September with weekend service during the Autumn and Winter period.
Up to 35 sailings per day during peak summer months
Departure is on the hour every hour from Greencastle, Co. Down
Departure is on the hour every half hour from Greenore, Co. Louth
Additional sailings during the summer months, with ferrys every half hour from both sides
Sailing time is approximately 20 mins

T: 1800 938 004 (ROI Freephone)
T: 0800 471 4665 (N.I. Freephone)

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