Nestled at the foot of the Cooley mountains on the coastal waters of Dundalk Bay

Local Attractions




    * 6km north of Dundalk.

    * Hill walking, fishing.

    * Horse/dog racing and horse riding.

    * 18-hole golf course.

    * Tain Trail cycling route

    * Medieval village of Carlingford.

    * 6km from forest parks and beaches.

 

 

Directions


McEvoy Cottage is located only minutes from the M1 motorway halfway between Dublin and Belfast.

 

From Dublin:

Follow the M1 to the Dundalk North / Carlingford exit 18, (ignoring the Dundalk South & Dundalk Centre exits).  At the roundabout, take the Carlingford/Ballymascanlan exit. Continue past the Ballymascanlon House Hotel on your left then passed Ballymascanlon Village which is a row of old houses on your left, take the right turn this is signposted 'Marsh Road'. Continue up the marsh road, on the second bend take the immediate right turn past the first house and take the first turn through the gate on your left. McEvoy cottage stands at the end of the long gravel drive.



From Belfast:

Leave the M1 motorway at the exit for the A1 (signposted for Newry and Dublin). Follow the A1 to the Damolly Roundabout in Newry, take the exit signposted for Dundalk/Dublin which by-passes Newry and becomes the N1. Continue along that road until you come to the Ballymascanlon / Carlingford 18 Exit.  At the roundabout take the Carlingford/Ballymascanlan exit. We are approx. 1.5km from the roundabout. Continue past the Ballymascanlon House Hotel on your left, then passed Ballymascanlon Village on your left, take the next right turn this is signposted 'Marsh Road'. Continue up the marsh road, on the second left bend take the immediate right turn past the first house and take the first turn through the gate on your left. McEvoy cottage stands at the end of the long gravel drive.

 

Area

A wide variety of activities are available locally such as hill walking, fishing, horse/dog racing and horse riding. There are a number of forest parks and beaches within a 6 km distance.

 
Local historical sites, including the distinctive Proleek Dolmen, are within a pleasant 35min walk.

 
The golf enthusiast is well catered for with an 18-hole course available in the adjoining Ballymascanlon House Hotel. There are as many as nine courses in the county (five of which are within a 20km drive).

 
Carlingford, a beautiful medieval village set at the foot of the Cooley Mountains is only a fifteen minute drive away and overlooks the Mountains of Mourne on its northern coast.  It is a haven for adventure and water sport enthusiasts. The Adventure Centre offer a variety of activities including sailing, canoeing, archery, water skiing, windsurfing, kayaking, orienteering, abseiling, pier jumping, climbing and hill walking, to name but a few.