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Annaloughan National Loop Walk

Length: 8 Kilometres Time: 3 Hours

This loop walk overlooks Dundalk Bay.It is mostly on track but the mountain section can be wet and rough underfoot, so wear good boots.

Heather mountain slopes preface a return through the pines and spruces of Rockmarshall Forest.

Park your car in safety, walk the Cooley mountains, then relax with a coffee or something more substantial in the comfortable surroundings at Fitzpatrick’s.

The Táin Way is a 40km, circular walking trail. It is divided into 4 sections each representing a half days walking, starting and ending in Carlingford. This walk is named after the legendary “Tain Bo Cuailgne” (The Cattle Raid of Cooley), which involved the exploits of Cu Chulainn, the Ulster warrior hero known as “The Hound of Ulster

Whether you are a seasoned hiker or a novice you can enjoy the tain in managable distances. There are 10 looped walks varying in distance from 3 km to 15 km. Each walk goes through beautiful woodland, passing ancient ruins and remains of our past.

The Annaloughan National Loop Walk (pictured left) starts and finishes besides Fitzpatrick’s Bar and Restaurant.


You are welcome to use the car park which is free and safe with no obligation; but we’d be happy to serve you should you drop in for refreshments after your walk.

Partake of a beverage or if the exhilarating mountain air has given you something of an appetite we’re sure you’ll find something to your liking on our extensive bar menu.

The map pictured is just one of 10 Loop Walks contact: for more information and maps