Date: 8th July 2019
Travelled: 92 kilometres from Newcastle in Northern Ireland to Clogherhead, County Louth, Ireland.
Visited: Tollymore Forest Park, Bryansford.
Stayed: Clogherhead Marina/Pier, free +B+T+W. N53.79918, W06.22252
Budget: 36 days @ €77 per day
We wake to another grey morning in Northern Ireland. It was a good night’s sleep given our our car-park is reasonably close to the road. Whilst having a coffee and planning our day, we hear the drizzle on the roof of the Hymer.
Our loose plan for today was a walk in the Tollymore Forest Park. But that now looks a bit iffy. We decide on driving up to Tollymore and having breakfast whilst the weather decides what it’s doing.
Map showing Tollymore Forest Park,
No point adding captions, its just a forest walk but you can click any of the following photos and they should open in a gallery.
So we make it back to the Hymer without getting wet and the day has brightened whilst we walked. The Tollymore was certainly a beautiful walk. Anyway we have another coffee and turn the Hymer for Newry taking the scenic route over the Mourne Mountains. The coast road was the alternate but the €30 ferry across the Carlingford Lough made Pam’s head spin.
We cross back into Ireland stopping at Dundalk, do a supermarket and buy another 3 sim as our last one expired yesterday. How the internet has changed, in Ireland a 3 mobile sim is €20 for unlimited 4G internet+calls+sms. It has 8GB of EU data, so we can use it in Greece next week. We set the GPS for Clogherhead and continue south.
Map of Clogherhead, the icon on Port Oriel.
The is nothing at Port Oriel but the Fisherman’s Co-Op. The Co-Op does a fabulous fish chowder at €5 a serve and the Chipper next door (part of the Co-Op) has great fish-n-chips if your passing. So our day concludes with a beer and wine watching the seals.
Michael and Pam