Slieve Foye Woods
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.
Things to do
Walk: The forest trail follows the Tain way, a national long distance way marked route for 4 km.
Scenic drive: The driving routes in this part of Louth are widely regarded as having some of the most beautiful scenery in the country.
Don’t miss our hidden gem
Breathtakingly views of Carlingford bay and the Mourne mountains, from the upper car park.