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Sailing in Louth

Carlingford Marina

Carlingford Marina, located at the starting point of the Carlingford - Omeath Greenway, has a total of 170 berths with over 20 reserved solely for visiting boats.  They offer Annual Berthing rates, along with Summer Specials (4 months) and Winter Specials (6 months).  


Carlingford Lough, resting between the slopes of the Mountains of Mourne and the Cooley Mountains, is the most picturesque inlet on the East Coast of Ireland.  It is simply a must for sailors providing both interesting sailing plus a variety of beautiful locations to sail in waters that are absent of swell.  The area offers a unique blend of natural beauty, spectacular panoramas, myths and legends that combine with modern day activities and great boating facilities.  For the visiting boatman, Carlingford Marina provides a tranquil, intimate base from which to enjoy the Cooley Peninsula and an ideal base from which to explore.



  • Electricity / Shore Power at all berths
  • Fresh water at all berths
  • Showers for use by marina customers
  • Laundry services available
  • Disabled access
  • Car park
  • Boatlift and Yard 
  • Cafe and Bar 
  • Overnight Accommodation 

There are eight self catering apartments overlooking The Marina and Carlingford Lough.  These are available for short term let all year round.  Each apartment has its own kitchen, living area and private bathroom.



Address: North Commons, Carlingford, Co Louth
Email: info@carlingfordmarina.ie
Phone: +353 42 9373072
Website: http://www.carlingfordmarina.com

Carlingford Sail Training Centre

Whether you are new to sailing, need a refresher, or wish to expand your sailing skills, Carlingford Sail Training have Irish Sailing Association (ISA) Certified Courses available that are perfect for you. 

Carlingford Sail Training Centre has promoted sailing and sailing instruction since its inception in 2002. Racing, cruising, adult learn to sail programs, and summer sailing camps for children have long been part of the on-water activities enjoyed on Carlingford Lough. 

The Lough and Harbour provide protected sailing areas for novices as well as open water challenges for advanced students. Learn to sail while taking in magnificent views of Slieve Foy and the Mourne Mountains and soak in the beauty of our sunsets. This area is ideally suited to learning the sport of sailing, from basic techniques to coastal cruising, navigation and chartering. 

CSTC have ISA certified instructors who are experienced sailors that will teach you to sail confidently and safely while having fun learning a sport that you can enjoy for a lifetime.  In July and August Junior Sailing Camps are run, which is an Irish Sailing Certified Course.

Visit website for more details or check out the facebook page here.

Address: Carlingford Sail Training Centre, Carlingford, Co. Louth
Phone: +353 86 8558253
Website: www.carlingfordsailtrainingcentre.com

Carlingford Sailing Club

  • Dinghy Racing
  • Junior Sailing
  • Cruiser Racing
  • Sail and Powerboat lessons
  • Bar & Restaurant
  • Large Function/Event Room - which can cater for weddings


Address: Ghan Road, Carlingford, Co Louth
Email: info@carlingfordsailingclub.net
Phone: +353 42 9373238

Fiddle Case Pier, Drogheda

Fiddle Case Pier is the new dedicated yacht mooring in the heart of the historic town of Drogheda, Co. Louth. The 40 meter pier has been designed for yachts and small leisure craft. It is ideally situated on the north side of the river Boyne, 400 meters upstream of the Boyne Viaduct just past the towns’ commercial shipping quays.

Fiddle Case Pier provides an ideal maritime access to counties Louth and Meath taking in the treasure trove that is the Boyne Valley region. Drogheda is an ideal base from which to explore and learn more about the nearby attractions at Newgrange, Battle of the Boyne Oldbridge, Mellifont Abbey, Monasterboice, Beaulieu House and Slane Castle. Wander through time, ancient gates and walls, passage tombs, monastic ruins, battlegrounds and big houses, family fun, culture, adventure and enjoy Drogheda's buzzing nightlife!

The riverside Scotch Hall shopping centre is close by for shopping and all supplies, in addition to a plethora of local restaurants and the four star D hotel. Also within walking distance is the central bus station, rail station, Millmount Museum, Highlanes Art Gallery and the tourist office in The Tholsel where you will find the 'Drogheda — Gateway to the Boyne Valley' interactive tourist exhibition which showcases things to explore and do in Drogheda and the Boyne Valley.  Fiddle Case Pier looks forward to your arrival!

Address: North Quay, Drogheda, Co Louth
Email: maritimehouse@droghedaport.ie
Phone: +353 41 9838378
Website: www.droghedaport.ie