sea louth Scenic Seafood Trail

Louth's scenic seafood trail: ‘sea louth’ covers the entire 70km stretch of coast, from Drogheda to Omeath, highlighting stunning scenery and the finest local seafood along the way.

 

County Louth has a proud seafood tradition: world-class Carlingford and Cooley Peninsula oysters; Dunany Crab, caught fresh daily using traditional crab pot methods; lobsters caught in Dundalk Bay and Carlingford Lough; razor clams, unique to Ireland’s east coast; the purest Oriel Sea Salt; and fresh fish and langoustines in Clogherhead, straight off the boat and onto the plate.

 

The sea louth trail captures what’s best about County Louth’s 70km+ coastline, the spectacular scenery and the finest local seafood.  The trail has been designed to take visitors on a journey along the road less travelled, where they will meet local characters and breathe in the salty sea air. Our tagline ‘see, eat, admire’ perfectly captures the essence of sea louth - see where our proud seafood producers land their catch, eat fresh local dishes by the coast and admire the spectacular views. See, eat and admire Louth, and expect to create memories that will last a lifetime.

  

Sea Louth Passport

Pick up a free sea louth passport from any of the county’s three tourist offices in Drogheda, Dundalk or Carlingford, and follow the trail to 14 scenic locations. Each scenic viewpoint has a unique, illustrated stamp for visitors to collect from specified shops and outlets along the trail. In order to complete the passport, visitors must also collect two restaurant stamps – choose from over 40 participating restaurants and enjoy a delicious fresh local seafood dish from their menu to receive a stamp.  Once completed, the passport can be taken back to a Louth tourist office, where it can be exchanged for an exclusive sea louth memento. There is no expiry date, visitors can collect stamps and exchange their completed passports at their leisure.

  

The fourteen scenic viewpoints along the trail, from north to south, are as follows: Omeath, Carlingford Lough Greenway, Carlingford, Greenore, Templetown Beach, Gyles Quay, Dundalk Bay, Blackrock, Annagassan, Port Beach, Clogherhead, Termonfeckin, Baltray and Drogheda.

 

Producers featured in the trail, include: Callaghan & Hoey Fisheries, Carlingford Oyster Company, Gyles Quay Lobster and Crab, Clogherhead Fishermen’s Co-operative, Cooley Oysters, Dunany Crab, Fishermans Catch, Lobsters Direct & Oriel Sea Salt. 

 

There are over 40 participating restaurants listed in the sea louth passport. Please note, these are subject to change. To see the latest list, scan the QR code on the reverse of the passport or visit sealouth.ie

 

To view the trail map, see points of interest along the way, browse participating restaurants, and learn more about our seafood producers visit sealouth.ie.  Follow @sea_louth on Instagram and Twitter, and like @sealouth on Facebook for all the latest news and Louth travel inspiration.   Tag #sealouth and #scenicseafoodtrail to share you adventures along the new trail.

 

The sea louth project was funded by Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) for the North East Region.