Tag Archives: Dundalk

Cooley Peninsula Cycle Loop

The road to Dromad

A loop around the Cooley Peninsula, with one big climb and fantastic views of the Mourne Mounain across Carlingford Lough.

This is a lovely part of Ireland next to the border, even if there are easier places for people to cycle in.

Distance: 68km
Climbing: 583m
Difficulty: average

Inniskeen Cycle Loop

The Hill of Faughart

This reasonably (apart from one climb) flat tour visits some of the most interesting sites around Dundalk, and crosses into County Monaghan where you journey to the grave of the famous poet Patrick Kavanagh in the small village of Inniskeen.

You pass within metres of the border with Northern Ireland after passing the Hill of Faughart.

Distance: 48km
Climbing: 260m
Difficulty: average