Carlingford Lough Ferry
Carlingford Lough Ferry
4.5
Saturday
10:00 - 17:30
Sunday
10:00 - 17:30
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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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shinners74
Cork, Ireland15 contributions
Sep 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
Ireland128 contributions
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
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, Ireland8,060 contributions
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
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
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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Newryoneisback
Newry, UK1,755 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
We’ve journeyed on it quite a few times but once we bought 10 journeys on line and didn’t use all in the year timeframe.

We’ve only ever experienced calm crossings and you barely notice your at sea. It goes from one hole in the ditch Greenore to another Greencastle.

We’ve always driven on and it takes about 15 minutes end to end; think we paid £15 one way for a car and two. Our most recent crossing was from Europe into UK so we obviously floated painlessly and unnoticed over the border in the Irish Sea.

You can get out of your vehicle to take in a seascape perspective as the whole area is picturesque.

I don’t know and forgot to ask if foot passengers from NI can use over 65 travel cards to travel free as although curious it just went out of my head. Their website is silent on this question and I’ve found they don’t answer emails thus 4 stars.
Written 5 October 2021
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Hello there, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it. We are sorry to hear that you didn't get to use all of your trip on the 1-0 trip ticket. Our multi trip tickets have a longer expiry date than 12 months, so we recommend that you contact the office and query what time frame is remaining on your ticket - you may still be able to use it! Our contact details are available on our website. Thanks again for travelling with us. The team at CLF.
Written 15 November 2021
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motorcar1
Dublin, Ireland8,060 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
Finally got to visit Carlingford and decided to take the ferry across to Killeel. It was a fabulous day and it was lovely to stand on the deck during the 15 minutes trip and watch the fabulous views. Great value for €15.50 one way.
Children would love the experience.
Written 25 August 2021
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Hello, Thanks so much for your five star review! We really appreciate it. We are delighted that you enjoyed your sailing and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back onboard again in the future. Thanks again, The team at CLF
Written 15 November 2021
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rmags_
N.Ireland50 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
This was my first time on the ferry. The online booking process was straightforward with the ticket on the phone. The port at Greencastle had 3 toilets which were very clean and a mobile coffee shop.
We arrived half an hour early and it's on a first come first served basis with the ferry leaving on the hour , every hour and return on the half hour.
Unfortunately it was quite misty/foggy so we didn't get the best of the views.
I didn't give 5 stars, simply because of the shortage of seats. Yes it's only a 20 minute sail, but some more bench seats would make a difference. There is however no obligation to exit your vehicle.
I'd love to return in better weather to experience the views.
Written 20 August 2021
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Hi Rmags, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We really appreciate it. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your sailing and thanks for your feedback on the seating. I am pleased to confirm that we have added extra benches to the upper deck to increase the overall amount of seating. We hope that you have the opportunity to enjoy the ferry at some point again in the future. Thanks again, The team at CLF
Written 15 November 2021
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Sarah M
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Couples
Husband and I booked the sunset and lighthouse cruise for our date night. Crew was friendly and attentive, ferry was spot on time. Seating was arranged to allow for social distancing, we booked the Upper deck and had stunning views. Even with the dreary weather we got, we still had a brilliant time - nothing a few hot coffees (or drinks if you choose) couldn't solve! Great live music too 😊
Written 19 August 2021
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Hi Sarah, Thanks so much for you five star review of our Lough and Lighthouse Cruise! We're delighted that you enjoyed your 'date night with a difference!' We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back on board to sample one of our other cruises at some point again in the future. Thanks again, The team at CLF
Written 15 November 2021
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