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Dundalk

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Dundalk is the county town of County Louth, Ireland. It is on the Castletown River, which flows into Dundalk Bay, and is near the border with Northern Ireland, halfway between Dublin and Belfast. It has associations with the mythical warrior hero Cú Chulainn.HistoryThe Dundalk area has been inhabited since at least 3500 BC, in the Neolithic period. A tangible reminder of their presence can still be seen in the form of the Proleek Dolmen, the eroded remains of a megalithic tomb located in the Ballymascanlon area to the north of Dundalk. Celtic culture arrived in Ireland around 500 BC. According to the legendary historical accounts, the group settled in North Louth were known as the Conaille Muirtheimne and took their name from Conaill Carnagh, legendary chief of the Red Branch Knights of Ulster. Their land now forms upper and lower Dundalk.Dundalk had been originally developed as an unwalled Sráid Bhaile (meaning village; translates literally as "Street Townland"). The streets passed along a gravel ridge which runs from the present day Bridge Street in the North, through Church Street to Clanbrassil Street to Earl Street, and finally to Dublin Street.
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Dundalk Stadium
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Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Stephenstown Pond Nature Park
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Castle
Castle Roche
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Duration: 2 hours
Monument
Saint Brigid’s Shrine and Well
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Dundalk

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Military Museum
Irish Military War Museum & Family Park Starinagh
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Duration: 2 hours
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World heritage site
Bru na Boinne Donore
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Monument
Newgrange Donore
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Water Park
Funtasia Theme Parks & Casinos Drogheda
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Duration: 8 hours

Hidden gems in Dundalk

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Monument
Proleek Dolmen
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Duration: 2 hours
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Playground
Air Bound Trampoline Park Dundalk
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Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Louth County Museum
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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National Park
Ice House Hill Park
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in Dundalk

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Battlefield
Hill of Faughart
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Religious Site
St. Patrick's Church
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
Castle
Castletown Motte
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Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Dundalk

National Park
St. Leonard's Gardens
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
National Park
Muirhevnamor Park
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Duration: 2h 30 min
National Park
Saint Helena Park
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Duration: 1h 30 min
National Park
Aisling Park
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Dundalk

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History Museum
Louth County Archives Service
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Specialty Museum
Dundalk Clarke Railway Station Museum
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes

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