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Carlingford Lough Ferry Releases Promotional Video

Naturalist Adrian Shine at the Natural Museum of Ireland looking at one of the exhibitions.

Carlingford Lough Ferry has released a new promotional video, highlighting the natural beauty of Carlingford Lough and the Cooley and Mourne Mountains that surround it.

The two minute video was launched at the Natural Museum of Ireland by Adrian Shine, naturalist and leader of the Loch Ness and Morar Project who was invited to the lough by Carlingford Lough Ferry.

Carlingford Lough and its environs is a haven for wildlife and has a host of national and international ecological designations. Adrian’s visit to Dublin promoted his recent research and interest in Irish folklore, particularly focusing on mythological serpent like creatures known as horse eels in the Carlingford Lough region.

On a recent visit to Carlingford Lough, travelling by the ferry which links Co. Louth with Co. Down, Adrian explored ancient myths, legends and Irish folklore on his quest to discover horse eels that are believed to lie within the waters of the lough.

Providing up to 30 sailings per day during peak months, the Carlingford Lough Ferry is a new cross border vehicular ferry service, operating all-year round. The €10m cross border roll-on/roll-off ferry service commenced operations in August 2017.

Paul O’Sullivan, Managing Director of Frazer Ferries Group, said: “Carlingford Lough is imbued with legend and myths and there is no one better placed than Adrian who has spent decades studying Loch Ness to bring our very special part of Ireland to life. Over Easter those that took our ferry spotted pods of bottlenose dolphins amongst other wonders of the water – so who is to say that the mythical horse eel doesn’t exist?”

Adrian Shine said: “I was only too delighted to take up Carlingford Lough Ferry’s offer to come to this ancient part of Ireland and look into the fable of the horse eel that has been passed on from generation to generation. Crossing the lough and looking out onto some of the most beautiful landscape that Ireland has to offer I truly felt the history of the place.”

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