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what to do and where best to have lunch?

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what to do and where best to have lunch?

hello

wondered if anyone could help me out we are a small art group looking for an interesting and fun day out to mark the end of our season, we are mixed in age and mobility and are looking for suggestions for what to do on the last saturday in may this year in Carlingford, additionally where is the best nice but not too pricey place to eat for a hearty lunch and a glass or two?

Thanks

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1. Re: what to do and where best to have lunch?

Hi,

I suggest PJs in the village. www.pjoharescarlingford.com

was there yesterday for oysters and chowder. Yum. B

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2. Re: what to do and where best to have lunch?

Hello NOC

You dont mention how many are in your group, and whether you wish to remain as "a group", I would suggest that you consier a walking tour of the town carlingford.ie/index.php/…carlingford-walks

Another option, and dependant on your group being of 10 persons or more, would be a tour of the Award Winning Cooley Distillery http://www.cooleywhiskey.com/flash/index.html I had the privlidge of taking the tour last year when they had an open day for locals. Although I'm not a whiskey drinker, I thoroughly enjoyed the tour which was extremely informative and "real"

Should the more energetic in the group like walking, there are lots of signed walks starting from the tourist office. Just pick up a map from the office and away you go.

For the less energetic, there are nice quirky shops and an antique shop with something from every era and every budget where you could while away an hour http://crystalantiques.com/

The walk from the Tourist Office to St Johns Castle is a nice amble - especially for the less energetic. With the spectacular scenery and backdrops, perhaps if you organise that people take cameras for some snapshots to use when you start up your art classes again. You could even have a competition for the best photo which you could all then capture on canvas!

With regards to food - PJ's that Bikies mentioned has the added factor of housing the suit and bones of a leprechaun found on the nearby Sliabh Foy! It also won the Louth Gastropub last year. Food is good.

The Kingfisher Bistro is good as well http://www.kingfisherbistro.com/

Another option is to wait and eat on your way off the Cooley Peninsula at Fitzpatricks on the Dundalk Road http://www.fitzpatricks-restaurant.ie/ A long standing, and great place for food.

Have a look at the dining options here http://www.carlingford.ie/index.php/dining and come back if you want further clarification.

If any whet your appetite, I'd suggest that you make a reservation for your group and perhaps enquire about a "set menu" which could drive down the cost.

Have a lovely time - Carlingford is beautiful

Edited: 16 May 2011, 22:22
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3. Re: what to do and where best to have lunch?

wow you guys are great for the ideas and so generous with your suggestions, cheers for that, numbers in the 8-11 group so once settled who knows maybe a whiskey IS on the cards - thank you for your time loving the suggestions. x Noc

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