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This Quaint Irish Town Is The Perfect Spot For an Activity-Packed Weekend Getaway

By Shirleydonlon

January 2, 2018 at 5:03pm


Christmas is officially over, and there is literally nothing to do.

But we can't think of a better way to escape the January blues than to pack the bags and head off for a lovely, hassle-free weekend getaway.

If you're looking for a relaxing, chilled-out but super fun spot to spend your next weekend, Carlingford, Co. Louth is the place.



Although the population of Carlingford is just over 1,000, you won't be stuck for somewhere to stay.

The small, quaint town is packed full of Airbnbs, B&Bs and hostels.

It even has a swanky Four Seasons Hotel placed smack bang in the heart of the town, if you're feeling fancy.



Home to an unreal adventure centre, it's absolutely ideal for a group of friends looking to liven up the month of January and do something other than vegetate on the sofa watching telly.

From kayaking to rock-climbing and canoeing, Carlingford Adventure won't leave you stuck for something to do.

Plus, it'll help you burn off those extra mince pies from last week.


And the fun doesn't stop there.

There are plenty more activities available in the town; Carlingford Skypark, Escape Rooms, boat trips and historical tours are also among the wide variety of activities available to visitors.



If activities aren't your thing, or if you're just looking to relax and unwind after a busy Christmas, don't be put off, because Carlingford is PERFECT for that too.

Take a stroll around Carlingford lough, or walk through the town and have a look around the cute shops and streets.

Known for its oysters and seafood, the town has lots of restaurants and bars that serve up decent grub.

And if you're not big into fish, there's a wide variety of pubs and restaurants that serve up every cuisine you could think of.


Image: Carlingford Oyster Company

For those not attempting dry-January, Carlingford has some very cute, cosy pubs perfect for sitting in on a dreary January evening and enjoying a beverage (or five).


So instead of spending the month lying on the couch, watching Netflix for hours on end and trying to shake off the post-Christmas feels, pack your bags and take a road trip to this gorgeous spot for the weekend.

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