Slieve Foye woods lie at the bottom of Slieve Foye mountain. It takes its name from the dominant summit of the Cooley mountains. According to legend, Fionn Mac Cumhaill hurled the Cloghmore (a forty ton glacial boulder perched on a projecting spur on Slievemartin) from the slopes of Slieve Foye in a running battle with a neighbouring giant in the Mourne mountains.
Across the Lough are the spectacular Mourne mountains.
There are two car parks in the forest with picnic areas, offering panoramic views.

3.5 Kilometres north east of Carlingford. Take the R173 north east from Carlingford towards Omeath and Newry. After about 3.5 km the forest entrance is on your left hand side.

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