|King John's Castle in Carlingford, Ireland|
The 13th-century King John’s Castle is a landmark for Cuan Aighneach--the town’s ancient name, which translates as "Haven of the People with the Perfect Reputation." The magical area also seems to be leprechaun central.
|rack of Cooley lamb at Ghan House in Carlingford, Ireland|
Guests can have a cocktail in the bar, then go upstairs to the exquisite dining room for dinner by candlelight. A cooking school—the third-oldest in Ireland--is available to groups.
|guest room at Ghan House in Carlingford, Ireland|
Upstairs, guest rooms with mountain views are furnished with family antiques. This charming lodging is particularly popular with ladies on a “hen weekend.”
|owner and workers at Carlingford Oyster Company in Carlingford, Ireland|
Oysters have thrived in Carlingford Lough for centuries, and the Louet-Feisser family has been farming them here for 39 years. The unique sweet taste and high meat content makes these oysters prized gourmet treasures. This company supplies top restaurants throughout Ireland and the U.K.
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