Things to Do if it Rains

If you have planned all your outdoor activities and the weather isn’t as good as you hoped, then why not have a back-up plan!

Firstly – don’t cancel your plans at the sight of a few drops. We’d recommend a good waterproof hooded jacket and waterproof shoes and comfortable layered clothing. But when it's really raining, there's a lot Dundalk has to offer!


Dundalk Town & Newry City

Shopping – there are many small locally owned shops to browse through in both Dundalk Town & Newry City. If you would like to visit the shopping centres, there is both the Quays & Buttercrane Shopping Centre in Newry and the Marshes Shopping Centre in Dundalk.


A Movie Day

Popcorn and a Movie – You can either go to Newry Omniplex or Dundalk cinema to enjoy one of the latest movie releases. Both offer matinee shows so will keep your afternoon or evening filled!


A Spa Day - Because You're Worth It!

Treat yourself to a treatment in our Serenity Spa – A rainy day is the perfect excuse to hide away in the warmth of our award winning Spa. Relax in the serene Thermal Suite where you can experience a series of warm and cool treatments as you move between heated seating areas to tropical mist showers. Then enjoy one of our many spa treatments (one to suit everybody’s needs) and let yourself unwind and drift off to gentle music in our Relaxation Area. Our Serenity Spa has also a café, so if you are booked as a group, you can relax with a light lunch afterwards in your comfy robes and slippers.


Relax in the Hotel

For a rainy day, order breakfast in bed, catch up on your social networking with our complimentary internet access and take full hospitality that the Carrickdale Hotel & Spa has to offer. Why not order a hot chocolate, take your books and magazines to our lobby area and enjoy a day of relaxation where our wonderful fire is lit – a true home from home.


The Titanic Experience

The Carickdale Hotel & Spa is approximately 1 hour from Titanic Belfast. The Titanic Belfast extends over nine galleries, with multiple dimensions to the exhibition, drawing together special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions and innovative interactive features to explore the Titanic story in a fresh and insightful way. Explore the shipyard, travel to the depths of the ocean and uncover the true legend of Titanic, in the city where it all began. Tickets must be booked in advance.


W5 Interactive Discovery Centre

W5 is Ireland’s award winning science and discovery centre at Odyssey in Belfast. With over 250 interactive exhibits in four incredible exhibition areas, W5 provides a unique experience as well as fantastic fun for visitors of all ages. In addition to permanent exhibits, W5 also presents a changing programme of large and small scale temporary exhibitions and events. W5 have a daily programme of live science demonstrations and shows throughout the day.


Local Attractions

What better time to buy something special from Ireland, that you, or a loved one will treasure forever. Dundalk & Newry are well known for its many local jewellers. Please ask our reception team for a list of jewellers in the local area.



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