Cloughey Village and Kirkistown Castle


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2 hours
Tour Type:
Walking Tour
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Cloughey village is sited on the outer Ards coastline. In the past Cloughey Bay was the scene of many fascinating stories of shipwrecks and courageous rescue efforts. In the course of this walk find out all about its amazing maritime history as you stroll along the beautiful multi- award winning blue flag beach.

Piece together the story of Cloughey Village over time through browsing interesting historical documents. End your trip at Kirkistown Castle – a particularly fine example of the tower houses which are dotted all along the coast of Co. Down and see how many faces you can spot on the outer castle walls. Cloughey has one of the finest 18 hole golf links courses on the island of Ireland.

What our clients said about this tour

“We have just had a brilliant tour of Cloughey with Brigid. The tour of the bay fab was in the sunshine and we loved the chance to explore Kirkistown Castle Thank you to Brigid for taking time to engage our children with lots of interesting facts and wildlife spotting.”
Jemma Malloney, UK

Highlights on this walking tour include:

  • Kirkistown Castle
  • Award winning blue flag beach
  • Wildflowers, birdlife
  • Kirkistown Castle Links Golf Course
  • Maritime stories
  • Picnic tables overlooking the sea

First Friday of each month and at other times by arrangement


Departure point:
Outside the tennis courts in Cloughey, Main Road, Cloughey

Group Bookings:
Discount rate available for groups of 6 or more people.  Please contact us for more information.

Cloughey Village and Kirkistown Castle


  • 6th December 2019
  • 3rd January 2020
  • 7th February 2020
  • 6th March 2020
  • 3rd April 2020
  • 1st May 2020
  • 5th June 2020
  • 3rd July 2020
  • 7th August 2020
  • 4th September 2020
  • 2nd October 2020
  • 6th November 2020
  • 4th December 2020
Total: 20

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