Carlingford in County Louth is a very picturesque town and when we visited we always arrived by driving through Newry and Omeath.

However, on a recent visit we decided to make use of the Carlingford Ferry which sails from Greencastle in Co Down over to Greenore in Co Louth.

The Ferry was a pleasant experience and we arrived in Greenore, a place we had never visited despite many previous visits to Carlingford!

As we drove away from the port it was time for a cup of coffee and, by chance , we spotted a roadside sign for Greenore Co-op Café.  Intrigued, we decided to give it a try although I was thinking “what are the chances of finding Gluten Free food in a back street in Greenore”!

How wrong I could be!  

The Co-op building was once a food store but not anymore. It’s in Euston Street, part of the Greenore Victorian Railway Village, and is now home to a fascinating café/railway museum where Coeliacs are very welcome!

We got chatting to Ann, the owner, and the craic was so good we realised we had missed the coffee break and it was time for lunch so, to my surprise, Ann was able to rustle us up a couple of Toasties using Gluten Free bread she keeps in the freezer for just such a customer! A very pleasant surprise!!

Here’s a link to the Greenore Co-op Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/Greenore-RailwayMaritime-Museum-Victorian-Tea-Rooms-at-Greenore-Co-op-626933644057387/

but please remember to check that they are open before travelling to Greenore as opening days/times may be more restricted in the Autumn/Winter months.

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