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Clogherhead for hols

  • 18-01-2024 12:08pm
    Registered Users Posts: 89 ✭✭

    I'm thinking of taking the family to Clogherhead on our summer hols this year and there looks to be a few nice places on Air B&B. Apart from the beach and cliff walk is there anything else to see and do around? What about shops, restaurants etc? There's no much showing up on Google maps apart from a few takeaways.


  • Registered Users Posts: 908 ✭✭✭Anaki r2d2

    lol, there is not much showing up because there isn’t much there.

    Drogehdha close for restaurants. Fantasia for the kids. Newgrange close by, by car.

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,029 ✭✭✭✭event

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,673 ✭✭✭whippet

    Clogherhead is a lovely spot for a couple of hours - but wouldn't be bringing the family there for a holiday ! I live a few miles away and walk the beach there most days .. its lovely and nice coffee shop .... smugglers rest for some pub grub .. but get in to the car and drive home afterwards

  • Registered Users Posts: 121 ✭✭krusty411

    Go to somewhere up in cooley, my friend got an air B&B in carlingford last summer overlooking the lough, said it was great. I like clogherhead for the walks but I wouldn't want to stay out there as a holiday.

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,029 ✭✭✭✭event

    Carlingford is great, but plagued by stags and hens all summer unfortunately

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,006 ✭✭✭Padre_Pio

    It's a small village that used to be touristy back in the 90s.

    There's a cliff walk and La Pizzaria is good restaurant, but that's the height of it. The beach is alright, but there's nothing that really stands out about clogherhead.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,089 ✭✭✭andrew1977

    Do not stay for any length of time in clogher , I live close by too , it’s fine to walk the pier / rocks area / nice beach , but a holiday there defo no no , unless you get a heatwave ( unlikely ) and could flake out in the sun for the week .

    My advice , don’t do it to yourself, you’ll end up basing yourself in clogher and getting in the car every day to find fun / adventure elsewhere .

  • Registered Users Posts: 121 ✭✭krusty411

    Yeah, that's a bollix but it's a great area to holiday in as there's plenty within short driving distance to do with kids.

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 21,651 Mod ✭✭✭✭helimachoptor

    I've a mobile in one of the parks on the beach.

    There's not a lot to do, especially if the weather isnt great. You will also get bored of the beach even if the weather is good.

    You could use it as a base, but you'll spend a lot of time driving..

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,029 ✭✭✭✭event

    Yeah fair point. Its a lovely part of the country

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