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  • Leprechaun Hunt, Carlingford Sunday 27th March 201
    Leprechaun Hunt, Carlingford Sunday 27th...
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  • A trio of 'Little People'
    A trio of 'Little People'
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  • A headless leprechaun!
    A headless leprechaun!
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Carlingford Things to Do

  • Medieval Buildings

    All along the streets of Carlingford you'll see various medieval buildings right in between the houses and shops.This is for instance the Carlingford Priory and is actually in a rather bad state of repair in comparison with places like the Mint or the Jail. It's still quite something and I enjoyed walking around there very much.

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  • King John's Castle

    I haven't managed to find out what the relationship between this castle and King John's Castle in Limerick is. I can only assume that it would've been the same King John who commisioned both but what he would've come to the west of Ireland for is a mystery to me.The castle is rather cool and the way they light it up at night makes for a great...

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  • Leprechaun Hunt Bringing up the rear....

    Stopping every few feet to take photos, meant that we were near to the back of the procession, well not to worry, we were in good company! This trio of jolly ladies nearly made me wish that I'd purchased a costume- or at least a hat. They seemed to be having such a great time - we never saw them after these pics though, so I don't know if they...

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  • Leprechaun Hunt - meet the band!

    After a while, we spotted the band - The Carlingford Pipe Band, and people having their photo taken - Great! Where's my VT flag? I met Anne Marie at the 2010 London Treasure Hunt, where one of our tasks for bonus points was to get photographed with as many people in uniform as we could - So, I think I must have been back in 'Treasure Hunt Mode',...

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  • Parading through Carlingford

    I was surprised to see how many 'Leprechaun Hunters' were in front of us, well I guess we weren't in with much chance of finding any prizes? So, I just decided to enjoy the walk, and spotting the various costumes etc.Some of the locals were watching the procession from their door steps, or from local hostelleries.I was really enjoying the...

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  • Visiting the Cooley's

    After lunch we went to the Cooley Peninsula since some of our ancestors were named Cooley. We saw the Cooley Mountains, the Cooley Lodge, and the Cooley Lounge. Took pictures of all except the Cooley Lounge (must have been the sign about girls dancing...). We stopped in a nice town, Carlingsford which had a King John Castle ruins (lots of towns...

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  • Carlingford Lough

    Carlingford lies right on a beautfiul and rather big lough. I still don't always understand when you call something a lough, when you call it a bay and when you call it a river mouth. Carlingford Lough is all of those but it's called a lough.At any rate, it's lovely and we sailed up from Dublin to Carlingford and sailed up the lough. It was...

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