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Clogherhead headland affords uninterrupted views of the Cooley and Mourne mountains to the north and to Lambay Island to the south.  This is a Special Area of Conservation and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty due to its rare coastal heath land vegetation.  It is the only high rocky headland on the East Coast between the Mournes and Howth.

The picturesque fishing village of Clogherhead has Grade A classed waters, the purist of the sea. The harbour at Port Oriel was built in 1885 and is home to a large fishing fleet. Grey seals, porpoises and black guillemots are often seen swimming in the harbour. 

The ‘Little Strand’ is a fabulous white sandy, Blue Flag Beach (awarded annually) backed by sand dunes. The presence of a lifeguard during the summer months (check notice boards locally) makes this seaside resort a popular spot for swimming, sunbathing and for a variety of watersports.

Festivals/Events not to be missed:

“Is Clogherhead like it used to be?

Is the pier still there?

Do the boys and girls go around the Head

In the evening so fair?”

Song Title – “Clogherhead” by Fintan Stanley


Interesting Fact: It is the only site in Louth where the famous and rare Spring squill flower can be seen, as well as lots of interesting geological features including twisted, folded and fractured rocks. The 'kerbstones' used in building the passage tombs in the Boyne Valley were quarried here and transported up the Boyne by raft.


Fishermans Catch

Unit 4, Port Oriel Harbour.

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Clogherhead Lifeboat Station

Little Strand, Clogherhead.

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