3 excellent 18-hole local Golf Courses:
The Nuremore Course is used for PGA events; Mind the ducks!
The Concra Wood Course, designed by Christy O'Connor Jnr and his uncle Christy Snr, is used for PGA events.
The Mannan Castle Course, in the old Bolton Estate, has an interesting variety of holes.
Other Courses: County Louth Golf Club, Baltray, Dundalk Golf Club, Greenore Golf Club, Royal County Down Golf Club, Newcastle, Headford Golf Clubs, Kells, Co. Meath
Walking Trails to suit everyone:
Below see the Google Maps link for each trail. Ask at reception for a paper map.
4.2km Avenue & Lakeside Walk
Perfect for families and occasional walkers - Flat terrain through the treelined Convent Avenue and along the lakeside.
6.4km town+rural Walk
A testing trail with fabulous views. Starts and ends at the Shirley Arms Hotel
6.5km Nuremore rural Walk
Beautiful rural trail with lakes and drumlins. Starts in Nuremore Hotel carpark.
32km Ancient Pilgrims Way
Overnight stay in Shantonagh and return via the unique Tin Church, Laragh Village
Indoor arena for beginners, plus trekking trails, fully supervised. Ideal for families with young children.
Competition and pleasure angling. A choice of 30 well stocked lakes. Professional anglers from UK and Europe attend the Farney Angling Festival each year in June.
Fully supervised Quad Biking Course at Irish Country Quads in Inniskeen near Carrickmacross.
Visit the website, Lough Muckno Water Sports, for full details. Take a cruise in Carlingford Lough.
Children's Play Areas:
Outdoor enclosed playground in Cloughvalley, Carrickmacross, with tennis courts and skating, in Kilanny and in Donaghmoyne.
Indoor play facilities at the Playcentre, Kingscourt, and at the G8 Centre in Castleblayney near Carrickmacross.
Making Day Trips easy:
Insert the co-ords into SatNav.
Use your smartphone - open the Google Maps app; insert your destination and go. NB: use a carcharger to keep the phone battery charged.
The Forest Park Experiene:
Take a pack lunch and drive to Dunaree Forest Park near Kingscourt, co-ords 53.91546 & -6.78665, address: Kingscourt, Co. Cavan. See Google Map for directions. The park is an ideal location for a family picnic. Afterwards enjoy the full forest park experience. Visit this website for full information- Dunaree Forest Park.
Drive a few kilometres to Kingscourt and visit the indoor Playcentre on the Kells Road. The centre has suitable activities for children of all ages. The location is marked on the Google Map above.
Fabulous Carlingford Lough self drive day trip:
Google Map with directions
Visit Carlingford Medieval Village, co-ords 54.04336 & -6.18719, address: Carlingford, Co. Louth, on the shore of beautiful Carlingford Lough. Move on up to Omeath and take the ferry across the Lough to Warrenpoint village.