Carlingford (County Louth)

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Carlingford (Irish: Cairlinn) is a coastal town and townland in northern County Louth, Ireland. It is situated between Carlingford Lough (to the east) and Slieve Foy, sometimes known as Carlingford Mountain (to the west). Located on the R176/R173 roads between Greenore Point and Omeath village, Carlingford is approximately 27 km north east (by road) from Dundalk (15.6 km directly), 90 km north of Dublin and 11 km south of the border with Northern Ireland. Carlingford won the Irish Tidy Towns Competition in 1988.

Carlingford has a number of mediaeval streets a the main one being Tholsel Street.

The placename Carlingford is rendered in Irish Cairlinn. The name comes from the Old Norse Kerlingfj?rar, whch means narrow sea-inlet of the hag.The name may refer to the nearby Mourne Mountains, known as the Three Nuns.

Carlingford was occupied approximately 800 years ago by Norman knight Hugh de Lacy after laying the foundation stone for a castle on a strategic outcrop of rock. A settlement sprang up close to this fortress.

Carlingford Town from above.

Slieve Foye mountain - Carlingford, Ireland. Estimated at 588 m above sea level.

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