Omeath, Co. Louth
Omeath (Irish: Ó Méith) is a village on the shores of Carlingford Lough overlooked by the Cooley mountains, close to the border with Northern Ireland. And is about 8 km (5.0 miles) from the city of Newry Co. Down.
Native Irish speakers existed in Omeath until just before the middle of the 20th century. Although the dialect is now dead, recordings have been made by German linguist Wilhelm Doegen for the Royal Irish Academy.
In the summer time a passenger ferry travels regularly across Carlingford Lough to Warrenpoint with day trippers.
A visit to Omeath would be incomplete without a visit to the Salt Clinic, or a drive by car to the Long Woman’s Grave, or to the old bog road that takes you through the mountains with spectacular scenery. You can include a visit to the megalithic tombs at Clonshagora above Omeath close to the Flagstaff where there are magnificent views of Carlingford Lough and the surrounding countryside.