Slieve Foye and Carlingford Mountain Day Hike

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We will meet and start our hike in the beautiful seaside village of Carlingford. We will walk through the village and past two castles, St Johns from the 13th century (King John supposedly stayed here for 3 days in 1210) and the later Irish tower house Taaffe castle.

Throughout this entire walk we will have stunning views of Carlingford Lough and the Mournes Mountains to the north and perhaps the Dublin hills and even the Isle of Man.We continue uphill along a small narrow trail and pop out into the open countryside heading for the saddle of Barnavave here we can listen to the stories of Queen Maeve and the brown bull of Cooley or her nemesis, the legend that is Cuchulain. Here we will go off main trail in a North West direction and head along the spur towards the very steep summit of our high point for the day Slieve Foye at 588m, the highest point in all of Co. Louth.

From the large Trig pillar we follow the broken ridge all the way to Eagles rock and from there we will head in a northern direction down on some steep ground, to the Tain way and a super trail that brings us back to St Johns castle and to our carpark at Carlingford.


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