Hillwalking on Slieve Foy, Barnavave and Ravensdale Mountains

Enjoy a Walkers Welcome in Carlingford 

The Cooley Mountains are steeped in Irish folklore. Slieve Foye provides a spectacular backdrop to the medieval town of Carlingford which is one of Ireland’s best kept secrets. The town sits on one side of Carlingford Lough with the magnificent Mountains of Mourne facing it on the other and its little wonder that the area is considered by many to be one of the most scenic in Ireland and a magnet for Hill walkers of all grades. The Cooley Peninsula’s mountains are a walker’s paradise – unspoilt rolling countryside dotted with villages and homesteads, dramatic hill and mountain panoramas, beautiful seascapes, fresh air that’s pure and crystal clear.


The Cooley Peninsula provides excellent hill walking with lots of walks catering for all experience levels. A series of 10 looped walks to suit all with no experience to moderate Hillwalking experience is available to aid the visitor to the Peninsula. The Táin Trail is a 40 km (26 mile) way marked walk in the beautiful Cooley and Carlingford mountains. Spectacular views over the surrounding countryside and across Carlingford Lough are a constant delight.



Link to Carlingford – Slieve Foye Looped Walk Map

Link to Carlingford – Slieve Foye Looped Walk Instructions

Link to Carlingford – Barnavave Looped Walk Map

Link to Carlingford – Barnavave Looped Walk Instructions

Link to Cooley Walks Maps and Information Brochure

Link to Carlingford – Commons Looped Walk Map

Link to Carlingford – Commons Looped Walk Instructions

The medieval village of Carlingford is a delight to stroll around with its shops, restaurants, coffee shops, traditional pubs and craft shops.

The town and surrounding area is a haven for walkers, offering beautiful looped walks such as the above looped walks.

Contact the tourist office for information regarding new walks just introduced:


The Burren, The Fertile Rock

Cavan Town

Mulranny & The Great Western Greenway

Loop Head Peninsula

Sheep's Head Peninsula

Carlingford & The Cooley Peninsula

Clonakilty District, West Cork