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Slieve Foye, Co Louth Weave through the me­dieval streetscape of Car­ling­ford, char­ac­terised by Taaffe’s Cas­tle, nar­row lanes and old build­ings. A lane passes a craft shop and leads steeply up­hill to reach a track with blue/red trail mark­ers. Fol­low this north­west through a pine plan­ta­tion and cross Golden River bridge to soon emerge out of the woods and reach a car park/pic­nic area. From here, strike south­ward and boldly up­hill for the ridge top. The rest of the route tra­verses the length of the hum­mocky ridge to reach its 588m sum­mit. Here, treat your­self to spec­tac­u­lar views of Car­ling­ford Lough and its ma­jes­tic back­drop of moun­tains.

Car park at Car­ling­ford Tourist Of­fice.

Car­ling­ford can be reached via the R173/R175 (leave the M1 at Junc­tion 18) or the Newry-omeath road. The tourist of­fice is sign­posted once you ar­rive at Car­ling­ford town.

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