The picturesque village of Omeath lies where the Cooley Mountains sweep down to the sea in an area that is rich in Irish folklore and legend. Its seafront promenade is the perfect place to admire the uninterrupted views across Carlingford Lough to the Mourne Mountains and the port town of Warrenpoint. Visitors can take a trip on the foot passenger ferry between Omeath and Warrenpoint during the summer months, or simply relax and enjoy the sound of the lapping waves while you watch ships as they journey through the narrow strait. Omeath is popular with walkers and cyclists and is linked to Carlingford via the Carlingford Lough Greenway which runs along the old railway line along the shores of the Lough.
“Omeath equally enchanting and so lovely in the fall
The white and purple heather round the old historic walls
Autumn colours in woods and dells
for the artists and their easels And poets with their pens”
The Cooley Peninsula by Bridie Traynor-Murphy
Interesting Fact: The hill areas above the village remained the last place in Louth where Irish was the spoken language.
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