Carlingford Lough Ferry
Carlingford Lough Ferry
4.5
Saturday
10:00 - 17:30
Sunday
10:00 - 17:30
About
Carlingford Lough Car Ferry connects the dramatic Cooley Peninsula with the majestic Mourne Mountains and offers a unique opportunity to experience stunning panoramic mountain range views from the upper viewing decks of our Ferry. The service departs from GREENORE, Co. Louth (just 10km from Carlingford town) and GREENCASTLE, Co. Down, and the sailing takes approximately 20 mins. While onboard, keep an eye out for Finn the resident dolphin! Discover the Lough of myths & legends, surrounded by epic scenery and shrouded in mystery onboard the Carlingford Lough Ferry. Or take the ferry and enjoy a picturesque drive around Carlingford Lough and back to your destination. This drive takes approximately 50 minutes. Weekend sailings during winter season with full daily service during the summer months. Tickets can be booked online through our website (with a 10% discount) or at the Tourist information centre in Carlingford.
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  • Sean
    Ireland80 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic experience, that will need repeating
    Was over in Carlingford for day and as weather was lovely, we decided to have an over seas trip back to the North of Ireland. At long last we got to sail the high seas on Carlingford lough ferry. It actually sails from Greenore to the big smoke of Greencastle. (Make sure to spend all your time in Carlingford before you sail as there is nothing but a road and hedges in Greencastle) Ferry was very good typical car ferry. After paying (£18 for single crossing for car, myself, 1 passenger and the dog), you were able to get out of car, walk about, and enjoy the magnificent scenery this part of Ireland has to offer. Staff were all very pleasent, chatty, helpful. Sailing was about 15 mins, smooth crossing, though it was a lovely sunny summers night. I see that they also do extended cruises, themed cruises etc in the greater Carlingford lough area. Will check out their website for all info as will definitely use service again. Would definitely say it is a great tourism asset in Down and Louth. A must do.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 August 2023
  • Mickl D
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to get from Northern Ireland to Eire
    Short 20 minute trip on a flat bed ferry that can accommodate 30+ cars. Good way to finish the journey around the Mountains of Mourne and pass through the seaside town of Newcastle. Small caravan in car park does range of refreshments sandwiches etc., while you wait for the ferry which runs every hour.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 September 2023
  • Cathy N
    Craigavon, United Kingdom318 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A really pleasant wee trip
    I was determined to do this wee journey as I have passed it so many times and never gone over. It was well worth he trip. £27 for a car return journey seemed reasonable to me. We had a wee dog with us so one had to stay in the car with the pup. We took turns to look around. The crossing was only maybe 20 minutes each way but it was fabulous. On the way over to Geenore we had nice sunshine so plenty of looking out to the mountains, Greencastle and the lighthouse. On the way back it was raining but that was OK. The Lady taking money was lovely. She had treats for the dog and remembered me and the kids on the way home, asked about our day etc.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 October 2023
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Cathy N
Craigavon, UK318 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
I was determined to do this wee journey as I have passed it so many times and never gone over. It was well worth he trip.

£27 for a car return journey seemed reasonable to me. We had a wee dog with us so one had to stay in the car with the pup. We took turns to look around. The crossing was only maybe 20 minutes each way but it was fabulous.

On the way over to Geenore we had nice sunshine so plenty of looking out to the mountains, Greencastle and the lighthouse. On the way back it was raining but that was OK.

The Lady taking money was lovely. She had treats for the dog and remembered me and the kids on the way home, asked about our day etc.
Written 31 October 2023
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Mickl D
Bournemouth, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Short 20 minute trip on a flat bed ferry that can accommodate 30+ cars. Good way to finish the journey around the Mountains of Mourne and pass through the seaside town of Newcastle. Small caravan in car park does range of refreshments sandwiches etc., while you wait for the ferry which runs every hour.
Written 4 September 2023
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Sean
Ireland80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Was over in Carlingford for day and as weather was lovely, we decided to have an over seas trip back to the North of Ireland. At long last we got to sail the high seas on Carlingford lough ferry. It actually sails from Greenore to the big smoke of Greencastle. (Make sure to spend all your time in Carlingford before you sail as there is nothing but a road and hedges in Greencastle) Ferry was very good typical car ferry. After paying (£18 for single crossing for car, myself, 1 passenger and the dog), you were able to get out of car, walk about, and enjoy the magnificent scenery this part of Ireland has to offer. Staff were all very pleasent, chatty, helpful. Sailing was about 15 mins, smooth crossing, though it was a lovely sunny summers night. I see that they also do extended cruises, themed cruises etc in the greater Carlingford lough area. Will check out their website for all info as will definitely use service again. Would definitely say it is a great tourism asset in Down and Louth. A must do.
Written 20 August 2023
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seamus l
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Brilliant service. Had a flat tyre helped us out and even give us a jacket as it lashing... And on the way home because we were soaked even give us a coffee with a few biscuits. Definitely use them again 😀
Written 14 July 2023
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shinners74
Cork, Ireland15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Solo
Just wanted to say Thanks a million to Gary for letting me on the ferry just as it was about to depart from Greenore! After a long drive from Cork it was great to be able to get to my destination an hour earlier!
What a super service to have operating between the lough!
Written 29 September 2022
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MPOS
Ireland131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Discover the beautiful Carlingford Lough on this very efficient ferry service. A great trip for all the family. There are also cruises during the summer, giving you a beautiful time on the Lough with music, food and dance !
Written 19 September 2022
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Richard T
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
Amazing views, well organised, shame it's not open more often but well worth the trip! We saw a seal one time, which was really nice
Written 30 April 2022
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motorcar1
Dublin, Ireland8,164 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
This was our second trip across to NI. It is a pleasant trip and a great photo opportunity from the decks. It’s only a 15 minute crossing and runs every hour from 7.30am till 5.00pm.
Written 27 March 2022
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dara_dee
belfast13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Family
Great friendly experience, highly recommended. A nice lady was very helpful in recommending excursions with discount vouchers.
Written 29 October 2021
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Hi Dara Dee, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your trip! We really appreciate it. The team at CLF
Written 15 November 2021
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OMB
Dublin, Ireland20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
What a lovely way to travel to Greencastle and see the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea. Very easy.... drive on and pay on the ferry. Beautiful views in both directions. On time and very organised. Travelled with older adults and was very accessible.
Written 12 October 2021
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Hi Orla, Thanks for your five star review! We're really pleased that you enjoyed your crossing and we hope to welcome you back onboard again some day. All the team at CLF.
Written 15 November 2021
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