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Getting Around Louth

Louth is located about an hours' drive north of Dublin, and under an hour south of Belfast. There are railway stations at Dundalk and Drogheda, both on the Dublin-Belfast line. There are also buses to Dublin, Belfast, and nearby counties. The nearest air- and seaports are in Dublin and Belfast.

Bus Services to Louth

Bus Éireann provide services to County Louth from Dublin, Belfast, Westmeath and other counties. For further information on bus services telephone +353 (0)1 836-6111 or visit

Rail Services to Louth

The Dublin / Belfast line serves Co. Louth with stations at Drogheda and Dundalk. For further information on rail services, telephone +353 (0)1 836-6222 or visit

Ferry Services

The nearest seaports to Louth are at Dublin Port, Dun Laoghaire, Larne, and Belfast.


Dublin Airport is situated approximately 6 miles north of Dublin City, and is easily accessible from Louth, by way of the M1 motorway.

Driving Distances from Dundalk

  Kilometres Miles
Athlone 145 91
Belfast 84 53
Cork 325 202
Derry 156 97
Donegal 158 99
Dublin 85 53
Galway 238 148
Kilkenny 198 124
Killarney 352 219
Limerick 241 150
Portlaoise 151 94
Roscommon 151 94
Rosslare Europort 246 153
Shannon Airport 265 165
Sligo 167 104
Waterford 243 151
Wexford 227 142
Wicklow 137 86

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