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Dundalk, Co. Louth

Dundalk has been an urban centre since the end of the twelfth century when it was granted a charter by the Norman knight Bertram de Verdon. Surviving the warfare of the 16th and 17th centuries, the town emerged into a modern era in 1740's and 50's by means of a re-development plan begun by the then town landlord James Hamilton. This established of Dundalk as an industrial town, the seventh largest in Ireland (Republic). Guarding a gap in the hills, this county town was once an outpost of the Pale. To the west stands the fort after which the town takes it's Irish name, DĂșn Dealgan, meaning ' the fort of thorns '. According to legend it was once a Celtic site and the home of the demi-god hero CĂșchulainn. In the town centre is the neoclassical courthouse built between 1813 and 1818 to the exact proportions of the Temple of Theseus in Athens.

Outside Dundalk is the famous Proleek Dolmen, standing like a giant mushroom with three stalks, this massive structure is over 5000 years old, it's capstone 'the giants load' weighs over 46 tons, it is still a mystery how stone age people managed to haul the rock on top of the uprights. Nearby is a large grave made of rocks, said to be the tomb of a Scottish giant who came to Ireland to challenge the hero Fionn Mac Cumhail - and lost.

On this page you can see a map of Dundalk, see what's on in Dundalk, find out how to get to Dundalk, find things to see and do in Dundalk, visit local websites for Dundalk, find Hotels in Dundalk, find Guesthouses in Dundalk, find Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Dundalk, browse restaurants in Dundalk.

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Rail to Dundalk

Dundalk, Co. Louth is served by Dundalk.

Bus to Dundalk

  • Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
    • 100:
      • Dundalk (Bus Station- Long Walk) - Drogheda (Bus Station)
      • Skerries (War Memorial) - Dundalk (Bus Station- Long Walk)
    • 100X:
      • Dublin (Wilton Terrace) - Dundalk (Bus Station- Long Walk)
      • Dundalk (Bus Station- Long Walk) - Dublin (Wilton Terrace)
    • 160:
      • Dundalk (Bus Station- Long Walk) - Newry (College of Further Education)
      • Newry (Bus Station) - Dundalk (Bus Station- Long Walk)
    • 161:
      • Dundalk (Bus Station- Long Walk) - Newry (Bus Station)
      • Newry (Bus Station) - Dundalk (Bus Station- Long Walk)
    • 162:
      • Dundalk I.T (Opp Main Gate) - Clones (Jubilee Road)
      • Monaghan (Bus Station) - Dundalk I.T (Main Gate)
    • 166:
      • Cavan (Bus Station- Farnham St) - Dundalk (Bus Station- Long Walk)
      • Dundalk (Bus Station- Long Walk) - Cavan (Bus Station- Farnham St)
    • 167:
      • Ardee (Lidl) - Dundalk (Bus Station- Long Walk)
      • Dundalk (Bus Station- Long Walk) - Ardee (Lidl)
    • 168:
      • Annagassan (Opp Glyde Inn) - Dundalk (Bus Station- Long Walk)
      • Dundalk (Bus Station- Long Walk) - Annagassan (The Glyde Inn)
    • 174:
      • Dundalk (Bus Station- Long Walk) - Grange Drive Muirheavna (No 39)
      • Grange Drive Muirheavna (No 39) - Dundalk (Bus Station- Long Walk)
    • 174A:
      • Bellewsbridge Rd (Fatima Pk) - Dundalk (Bus Station- Long Walk)
      • Dundalk (Bus Station- Long Walk) - Bellewsbridge Rd (Fatima Pk)
    • 174B:
      • Dundalk (Bus Station- Long Walk) - Hazelwood Ave (Bay Estate)
      • Hazelwood Ave (Bay Estate) - Dundalk (Bus Station- Long Walk)
    • 70:
      • Dundalk (Bus Station- Long Walk) - Athlone (Bus Station)
      • Galway (Bus Station) - Mullingar (Rail Station)
  • Bus routes operated by Matthews Coach Hire:
    • 900:
      • Parnell Street
    • 901:
      • Parnell Street
    • 902
    • 903
    • 904:
      • University Campus

Things to See and Do in Dundalk

Bellurgan Park

Bellurgan, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Dundalk Stadium

Racecourse Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth

IMC Cinema - Dundalk

Carroll Village, Longwalk, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Louth County Museum

Jocelyn St, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland
Magnificent museum housed in a restored 18th century warehouse, the four floors space contain exhibits detailing the natural and industrial history of County Louth. Located below the famous Martello Tower and located in a former Officer's Mess built in 18

Proleek Dolmen

Ballymascanlon, Dundalk , Co. Louth, Ireland
Located in the grounds of the Ballymascanlon Hotel, off the N1, outside Dundalk, this enormous Dolmen, with 40 ton (40,000kg) capstown, dates from the Neolithic period.

Hotels in Dundalk

Ramada Resort Dundalk Ramada Resort Dundalk

Carnbeg, Armagh Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Ramada Resort Dundalk, part of the Lester Hotel group, offers accommodation 4 km from Dundalk, County Louth.

Ballymascanlon House Hotel Ballymascanlon House Hotel

Carlingford Road, Dundalk, Louth, Co. Louth
Situated in Dundalk, the family run Ballymascanlon House Hotel is set within 130 acres of parkland. It boasts an 18-hole golf course and a health club, along with a sauna, indoor swimming pool, and a hot tub.

Crowne Plaza Dundalk Crowne Plaza Dundalk

Green Park, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Set in the bustling town of Dundalk, this contemporary 14-storey hotel provides 4-star accommodation just minutes away from the M1 motorway, midway between Dublin and Belfast.

Hotel Imperial Dundalk Hotel Imperial Dundalk

Park Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth
The Hotel Imperial is in Dundalk town centre, close to all the major attractions and shops, bars and restaurants. It has free parking, modern bars, a nightclub and coffee shop.

Guesthouses in Dundalk

Innisfree House Innisfree House

Carrickmacross road, Dundalk, A91 HV5W, Co. Louth
Innisfree House offers accommodation in Dundalk. Free private parking is available on site. Every room has a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Innisfree House features free WiFi . There is a shared lounge at the property.

Keernaun House B&B Keernaun House B&B

Dublin Road Blackrock, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Offering tea/coffee and homemade buns on arrival, this guest house is located just 1 km from the seaside village of Blackrock, offering cooked-to-order breakfasts, free parking and free Wi-Fi.

Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Dundalk

Fairlawns Bed & Breakfast Fairlawns Bed & Breakfast

Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth
This 4-star B&B features bright rooms with garden views. Dublin Airport is 40 minutes’ drive away, and freshly made breakfasts are served each day. It is just 10 minutes' drive from Darver Castle.

Glen Gat House Glen Gat House

The Crescent, Stapleton Place, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Halfway between Dublin and Belfast, Glen Gat House is an award-winning Victorian B&B in Dundalk, County Louth.

Heritage B&B Heritage B&B

Haynestown Bridge, Haynestown, Dundalk, A91 RX94, Co. Louth
In calm, rural surroundings just 700 metres from the M1 motorway and 5 minutes’ drive from Dundalk, Heritage offers free parking and freshly cooked breakfasts.

Krakow B&B Krakow B&B

190 Ard Easmuinn, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Situated 15 minutes’ walk from Dundalk town centre and train station, Krakow B&B features a private garden and free off-street parking. The M1 motorway is a 5-minute drive away, allowing for easy access to Dublin and Belfast airports.

Lismar Guest House Lismar Guest House

8 - 9 Stapleton Place, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Set in the heart of Dundalk, Lismar Guest House has retained many original Victorian features such as a glass domed ceiling and decorative fireplace. If has free Wi-Fi and free parking.

Rosemount B&B Rosemount B&B

Dublin Road, Dundalk, A91 K7D5, Co. Louth
With a beautiful, award-winning garden, Rosemount B&B is just 1 km from Dundalk’s centre, offering full Irish breakfasts and garden views. Opposite Dundalk Institute of Technology, guests can enjoy bright, cosily furnished rooms and free parking

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Pubs & Nightlife

Dundalk Pubs and Nightlife: An essential part of Ireland's social life and a must for every visitor.

Map of Dundalk