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February 2022 Edition


Carlingford Castle

This newsletter is jointly produced by the bodies representing the Carlingford Community, namely:

Carlingford Lough Heritage Trust, CLHT

Carlingford Tidy Towns,CTT

Carlingford Community Development, CCD (The Foy Centre)

Carlingford Traders Association, CTA

                                         Carlingford Community Forum News

The Forum has written to Louth County Council regarding the provision of a bus shelter on the Greenore Rd. to be located close to housing developments. We look forward to hearing if this can be achieved. A meeting took place to discuss how the Community can move forward with its objectives under the Rural Regeneration Project  ‘Living in Carlingford/ Visiting Carlingford. Funding opportunities discussed will be followed up.  Monthly meetings continue under Carlingford Vision’31 Steering Committee. Members are participating in ongoing training with Fáilte Ireland and will represent Carlingford at the Meitheal Conference in Killarney on March 31st & April 1st. Training in social media for businesses with reference to website is ongoing. The Tourist Office continues to welcome visitors and supply information both in person and online. The office would appreciate increased engagement with businesses on the Peninsula as it prepares an audit of tourism products in the area. Please come along to the talk on sustainable tourism, details in this Newsletter. 

                        Carlingford Community Development (The Foy Centre)

Carlingford Knights under 15s pushed Barnhall all the way in the Leinster cup at the weekend. The match against  the County Kildare side   had an early kickoff on Sunday with many players going to the Ireland v Italy game that afternoon, Carlingford kicked off into a strong wind but just couldn’t make possession count with Barnhall scoring two tries off Carlingford mistakes at the lineout, The knights had a much stronger 2nd half playing into the wind, with a fantastic  try in the 3rd quarter from prop Liam Griffin , leaving for a tight finish.

The Barnhall coaching staff were very impressed with the superb facilities the Foy Centre offered them on their first trip to Carlingford, with covid restrictions eased players  had full use of changing room and showers , and it was great to see this fantastic facility the community worked so hard to develop being fully utilised .The mini section of the club has had a busy start to the year with under8s9s 10s and 11-12s having blitzes every other week with clubs in North East Leinster. The girls Youth section continues to grow and we will be entering an under 14s and 16s into 7s competitions  in March.  


                             Carlingford Heritage Centre 


                                                                       “Tiktoking round the Tholsel” – Carlingford Medieval 

                                                March 12th: Performance times:11 am. 12:30 pm & 2pm. ( Weather permitting)

                                                 Venue: Carlingford Heritage Centre, The Tholsel Gate, Carlingford, Co. Louth

The theme of our event is bullying and exclusion. Through workshops with primary and secondary schools we will explore history, heritage, and exclusion. The event will present an exhibition of children’s stories based on our theme of bullying and exclusion and inclusion in Carlingford Heritage Centre. This project is part of the St. Patricks Festival. We were lucky enough to be one of ten recipients of a Tiktok sponsored fund.

The audience will experience a fun interactive piece of immersive street theatre! Where they will be transported back in time to 1422, to experience Medieval Carlingford. Walk down memory lane in Ireland’s Ancient East, to explore the sights, and scenes of an Anglo-Norman town and experience the harsh times of living under the Statutes of Kilkenny. Will you make it through the Tholsel gate? Get your Free ticket online:

Carlingford Heritage Centre is delighted to see both our Castle & Town Tours return this Spring. We have daily tours available. Please book in advance Our special Castle Tour with Ghan house will take place on the same day as our Tiktokking round the Tholsel. Please book in advance or drop in to the Tourist Office for all more information on walks, tours, activities and dining.



                                   Carlingford Tidy Towns

Volunteers needed for Carlingford Half Marathon

Volunteers are needed to help with the Water Station on Saturday 5th March at 10am for 2 hrs. Contact Orla Mc Bride on 0876885614 if you can help. Bronze medal for Carlingford-Louth Tidy Towns finally members met up in February to celebrate their achievements in the National Tidy Towns at Stephenstown Pond.  Carlingford brought along their Bronze medal.

Takeway packaging-Less is more– We would urge all businesses to look at their packaging in advance of the high season to see if the volume of packaging can be reduced for environmental reasons.  Bulky boxes and large bags are a particular problem as they block the litter bins because they are difficult to get into the openings. This can cause a litter issue.   The openings are small on purpose to deter illegal dumping. Minimising packaging would be a great help to our volunteers as it would alleviate the litter problem

New Gate for Carlingford Playground – A new self-closing gate has been installed by the Council to allow easier access to the playground.  The old gate and chicane has been removed.  We had made the Council aware of this issue.   We are happy the accessible equipment is now accessible to wheelchair users and double buggies can get in.


New Picnic Tables Carlingford -Two wheelchair accessible picnic tables arrived this month.  We are to install these on concrete plinths on the Village Green when the weather improves. Three additional picnic tables were provided by Louth County Council and we positioned them at The look-out point on Ghan road and in the Children’s Playground.

New solar compactor bins- We are delighted to see two new solar powered compactor bins in town near the bus stop and in the main carpark. These were installed by Louth County Council with anti-dumping funds.  We have of course asked for additional bins like this should further funding become available.  They would be a great help in preventing litter from entering the Harbour along the Promenade.

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