Art Print of the tranquil and picturesque seaside village of Cloughey (sometimes spelt Cloughy or Cloughey on road signs and old maps) on the east coast of the Ards Peninsula in County Down, Northern Ireland. With its long sandy beach, the village grew in popularity as a seaside resort in the early 20th Century. The area now boasts two golf courses, Kirkistown Castle Golf Club in the centre and Ardminnan just a few miles south of the village. The local Kirkistown Castle was built by the Normans, dating back to the 12th Century. Close to that is Kirkistown motor racing circuit, home to the 500 Motor Racing Clug of Ireland (500 MRCI), built part of a disused World War 2 airfield.