Annaloughan Loop

County Louth
4 reviews
Grade Moderate
Length 5.9 km
Am 2 hours 45 minutes
Format Loop
Ascent 250 m
Dogs Allowed On a lead
Waymarking Purple arrow on white background
Start Point
Fitzpatrick's Pub/Restaurant
Finish Point
Fitzpattrick's Pub/Restaurant
Nearest Town to Start Jenkinstown
Grid Ref. J 121 078
Lat. and Long. 54.007164, -6.289358

Maps and other information

Trail Management

Carlingford / Cooley Peninsula Tourist Office, Old Railway Station, Carlingford, Co Louth.
Tel: +353 (0) 42 9373033


Car park, pub and restaurant at Trailhead

Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times

Map Guides

Map Guides

EastWest Mapping - Cooley 1:25,000 | Email:

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 36
Public Transportation

Public Transportation


4 trail reviews
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Ann marie from Meath

Very badly marked out and the directions are wrong. The views were amazing.

Brian from Dublin

Nice walk, but the directions tell you to look for a lane on your left to start the walk, when in fact the lane is on the right. This error needs to be rectified to eliminate confusion. We had to go back to the pub for this information.

Cliff Wayenberg from Louth

This really is one of the top walking routes in the Cooley peninsula. With outstanding views over Dundalk Bay and Slieve Foye. Some lovely hidden glens and beautiful Scots Pine and decidious forests.


Neil from Louth

A good, relatively quick trail that is entirely off the public road. It takes you through a forest ascent with plenty of clearings for great views over North Louth and South Armagh and Down. The trail leaves the forest gives way to open mountain for about 200m which can get quite boggy after sustained wet weather. It will remain passable though so at worst it might slow you down. Once you crest the mountain you can enjoy uninterrupted views of Dundalk Bay as you descend back down toward the forest and your starting point. Pop into the famous Fitzpatricks Bar afterward for a well earned pint.

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