• Author:ActiveME
  • Created: August 28, 2012
  • Updated: March 12, 2018
Location: Louth
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Clogherhead beach is a beautiful sandy beach located adjacent to the fishing village of Clogherhead in County Louth. The beach provide an uninterrupted view of the Cooley and Mourne Mountains 30km to the north and Lambay Island 35km to the south.  It is a popular location for all types of activities including, fishing, walking, sightseeing and water based activities. It is also home to an Irish Sailing Association school, Outdoor Education Centre, a new impressive pier and a RNLI lifeboat, the Doris Bleasdale, a Mersey Class beach-launched lifeboat.  The beach has easy access to a long stretch of sand which are backed by dunes protected under the habitats directive.  This beach is lifeguarded during the bathing season (lifeguard times are posted on the information noticeboard at the beach).


An area of rocks, known as Dead Man's and Red Mans Cave, lies at the side of the head in Clogherhead. Some say it is called RedMan's because of the myth but others say it is because red seaweed lays nearby. The story is about a crew from Spain that sailed to Ireland. Most of the crew died from scurvy on the voyage. When they reached Clogherhead the 6 remaining crew members and captain camped at the caves. As the story progresses, each night, someone mysteriously dies leaving 3 crew and the captain. The crew suspect the captain so they chopped of his head, stuck it on a stick and placed it at the caves now known as RedMans cave. According to people that have been at RedMans at night they say that they see a man walking around the Clogherhead area singing and whistling.


1. Clogherhead

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