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Downings Bay Hotel

Downings Bay Hotel

Co. Donegal
Telephone00353 74 915 5586
Fax00353 74 9154716
Welcome to the Four Seasons Hotel, Carlingford
A family run hotel located in the Heritage Village of Carlingford, Co. Louth, offering stunning views of Carlingford Lough and the Cooley Mountains.

Just 1 hour drive from Dublin and Belfast and 15 mins drive from Dundalk & Newry, the hotel is easily accessible, just 15 mins off the M1 (Exit 18).

The Four Seasons Hotel offers luxury accommodation - extensive leisure facilities and a warm Irish welcome, making it one of the best hotels in Louth, the perfect location for a fantastic break for both leisure and corporate guests alike.

Enjoy some of the many local attractions and activities in Carlingford including Hill Walking, Looped Walks, Heritage Trails, Golf at Greenore, Sailing, Fishing, Bird Watching, Horse Riding, Land and Water Adventure Sports and much more! Or just relax in a traditional Irish pub or coffee shop, taste the great local produce and seafood and wander through the old streets of this pretty heritage village.

Unbeatable Location:
  • 1 minute walk from the Heart of the Heritage Village of Carlingford
  • 1 Hour drive from Dublin & Belfast, 15 mins from Newry & Dundalk, Exit 18 on M1
  • Stunning views of Carlingford Lough and the Cooley Mountains
  • 2 Minute Drive from Greenore Golf Club

Services & Facilities at the Four Seasons Hotel, Carlingford:
  • Complimentary Internet Access in the Public Areas of the Hotel
  • Complimentary Daily Newspaper
  • Complimentary Car Parking
  • Liberty Bar & Restaurant
  • Full Leisure Centre
  • Room Service
  • Conference Facilities
  • Private Dining Facilities
  • A Perfect Wedding Location
  • 2 Minute Drive from Greenore Golf Club

The Celtic Myths and fairytales of your childhood, including the legend of Queen Maeve, The Brown Bull of Cooley and Cuchulainn were all based in the majestic Cooley Peninsula. The village of Carlingford, surrounded by the Cooley Mountains with its calm and enchanting Lough is without question the jewel of the Peninsula. In the heart of Carlingford Village, sits the Four Seasons Hotel, which specialises in creating romantic & magical Weddings.

Wedding Packages
2014 & 2015
Inclusive Wedding Packages Available for 100 guests minimum Includes:
  • Champagne Reception for the Bride & Groom on Arrival
  • Sparkling Wine, tea, coffee, biscuits, miniature scones, chocolate dipped fruits and short bread on arrival for all your guests
  • 5 Course Dinner
  • Chair Covers & Fairy light Backdrop
  • Stunning Silver Candelabras on each table
  • Evening Buffet
  • Complimentary Bridal suite
  • 2 Complimentary bedrooms
  • Finger Food or Barbeque After Wedding Party

Wedding Awards
Four Seasons Hotel Carlingford were awarded Best Wedding Venue in Ireland 2012 and Best Wedding Venue in Co. Louth in both 2011 and 2012 through

This was awarded based on:
  • Stunning Location
  • Excellent food and service
  • One Wedding per day promise
  • Beautiful banqueting suite
  • Expert Wedding Co-Ordinators

In addition to this Four Seasons Hotel Carlingford were thrilled to be announced as finalists in the Weddings Online Awards 2012 and 2013 in the category of Wedding Venue of the Year Leinster.

Carlingford provides the perfect backdrop for your wedding. There are endless photographic opportunities within walking distance of the hotel, including the Old Abbey, the Mint, King John's Castle and the quaint cobble streets of the village ensuring your photographic memories of this special day are truly unique.

To ensure your day is truly perfect the hotel accommodates only one wedding a day. The extensive facilities include beautiful gardens with water feature and views of the Lough, and The Liberty Suite has a large balcony overlooking the village, so your guests can admire the stunning views of the Lough and King John's Castle.

Civil Ceremonies
If you choose to hold a civil ceremony at the hotel, there is a range of rooms for you to choose from. Alternatively you could book the Carlingford Heritage Centre, a beautifully restored Medieval Church which is just a two minute walk from the hotel and can accommodate civil ceremonies.

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