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Dunleer, Co. Louth

Dunleer is a town and townland in County Louth, Ireland.

Dunleer town is situated midway between Dundalk and Drogheda. It was the principal Town Borough in the Barony of Ferrard. It has a Charter dating back to 1252. Situated on the White River, it is the junction of several roads that intersect the town, including the R132 , R169 and R170 regional roads.

Located upstream is the White River Mill, which is a 17th-century flour mill, which is open at times to visitors. The White River Mill pond is located on the confluence of the White River and Ba Be Stream. The town has its origins in the early Sixth Century Christian monastery of Lann Leire. The Monastery and its town were the subject of periodic raids by groups of plunderers between the seventh and twelfth centuries. In the sixteenth century the manor of Dunleer was granted to John Barnewall, 3rd Baron Trimlestown. Rathescar Lakeside walk and woodland ecological area is located a short distance from the town. This is a local amenity that is well liked in the locality and beyond for its outstanding natural beauty.

Located adjacent to the M1 motorway to its west, there is excellent access to and from the M1, as Dunleer is served by no fewer than three motorway interchanges and is bisected by the main Dublin-Belfast railway line. These linkages played a part in Dunleer changing from a mainly rural town to an expanding commuter town for those working primarily in Dublin, Drogheda and Dundalk. This change in demographic use has also contributed to Dunleer becoming a main hub in the Mid-Louth Area of County Louth.
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Bus to Dunleer

  • 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)
    • 189:
      • Grangebellew (Dohertys Pub) - Ninemile Stone (B&B)
      • Ninemile Stone (Opp B&B) - Grangebellew (Dohertys Pub)
    • 70:
      • Dundalk (Bus Station- Long Walk) - Athlone (Bus Station)
      • Galway (Bus Station) - Mullingar (Rail Station)

Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Dunleer

St. Jude St. Jude's B&B

Main Street, Dunleer, Co. Louth
Featuring free WiFi, St. Jude's B&B offers accommodation in Dún Léire, 27 km from Carlingford. Free private parking is available on site. Every room has a flat-screen TV. Slane is 17 km from St. Jude's B&B, while Swords is 43 km fr

Restaurants in Dunleer

Bia (Louth) Bia (Louth)

59 The Forge, Lr Main St, Dunleer, Co. Louth

Valley Inn

Mullary, Dunleer, Co. Louth
The valley Inn is an amazing bar and restaurant in between Dundalk and Drogheda beside Dunleer with excellent food and a warm welcoming atmosphere.

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Pubs & Nightlife

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

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