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Slieve Foye and Carlingford Mountain

Cooley Mountains

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Person Minimum age 13 yrs accompanied by an adult.

Explore Slieve Foye and Carlingford with a Mountain Hike!

This Slieve Foye and Carlingford hike, beginning in a quaint seaside village, takes in the highest peak in County Louth, Slieve Foye, and offers spectacular views across the Irish countryside!

We start our hike in the lovely seaside village of Carlingford, on the southern shore of Carlingford Lough. Making our way uphill through the streets, we soon reach the open hillside and head up the saddle of Barnavave, before making the steep ascent to the summit of Slieve Foye (588m), the highest point in Co. Louth. Here we get wonderful views north to Carlingford Lough and the Mournes beyond, and west, to the Cooley hills and Slieve Gullion.

Slieve Foye & Carlinford Lough

We follow the rocky crest of the mountain as it rises and falls over subsidiary tops to Eagles Rock, then on to Raven’s Rock and Foxes Rock. From here, we head east, traversing the mountain before dropping gradually to join the Tain Way path back into Carlingford. Take one of the loveliest walks in Louth County through the Slieve Foye woods. Book your adventure online today!

  • Please ensure you wear good mountain footwear as this route is rocky and slippery in places.


  • Good hiking boots and waterproof clothing are essential (without these you may be excluded from the hike).
  • Walking trousers are advised or comfortable athletic clothing (no jeans please).
  • Spare warm layer; hat and gloves.
  • Lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in.