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Nature In Carlingford

There are many birds in the area including moor hen , coot or mallard. You should see a scattering of waders including, Dunlin Turnstone (in rich summer plumage), Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher, Redshank, Heron and Curlew. Cormorant, l Shag, Guillemots, Razorbills, Gannets, Grebes, Manx Shearwaters, and many gulls. In spring and early summer passage Whimbrel and Common Sandpiper are visable. In winter you should see many Canadian Geese over-wintering and feeding along the shore.

Along the hedgerows Yellowhammer have often been seen. Others include the Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blue, Great and Coal Tit Stonechat, Linnet, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, occasional White Wagtail especially in spring, and regular numbers of Hedge Sparrow. High up in the sky, Skylarks may be heard singing with Meadow Pipits rising from the pasture. Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, and Peregrine hunt the shoreline.

You should also see a colony of Common or Harbour Seals lounging on the rocks off the Lough. Occasionally a Grey Seal (identified by their “hook” nose among other things) may be seen also.

We are located 4 minutes walk from the Four Seasons Hotel and Ghan House and 5 minutes walk from the town centre.
Shalom, Ghan Road Carlingford, Co. Louth, Republic of Ireland
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