Anyone have any hints for special scenery or sights between Belfast and Trim? We will probably drive the Al/N1/M1 through Newry. (Newry is reportedly an area from which an ancestor came from and I would welcome any tips for country sights around Newry.) Other stops include Monasterboice High Crosses and a possible side trip to Kells for the crosses there before we check in to our place. (We'll see Newgrange the next day).
About 20 minutes from Newry and just across the border in the Republic is the village of Carlingford - a pretty little place on a Lough with a section of the original 12th century wall and city gate, an old Priory, and a feature called King John's Castle which is also 12th century I believe ... all built to withstand Viking raids back in the day. It's a cute little place for a stop and a walkabout. There's a quaint pedestrian street that has a couple of nice little tea rooms and some small cafes. Made for a nice stop on our way from Belfast to Dublin a few years ago - might appeal to you too.
Thank you, Robert! Carlingford looks perfect. Exactly what I was looking for with a combo of cute and historic.