The Cooley Peninsula is one of Ireland's hidden gems. It is located in outside Dundalk, County Louth on the east coast but boasts a wealth of beautiful scenery and legends.
Carlingford Lough with a backdrop of the Cooley mountains has lots of walks and trails. Carlingford is a village with narrow streets and ruins of King John's castle dominate the town. It has lots of quaint pubs and restaurants, well worth a visit.