Information about Dundalk
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. Its has associations with the mythical warrior hero Cú Chulainn.
What to see
County Museum Dundalk - The county museum documenting the history of County Louth.
St. Patrick's Church - The site was acquired in 1834 with the building completed in 1847, but was in use from 1842.
St. Nicholas' Church (Roman Catholic) - The site was levelled and the foundations cleared out in February 1859, dedication of the Church was in August 1860. Contains a shrine to the local born St. Bridget.
St Joseph's Redemptorist Church - The community of Redemptorists, or missionary priests, settled here in 1876. Contains a relic of St. Gerard Majella.
Parish Church of Saint Nicholas (Anglican Church of Ireland) - Known locally as the Green Church due to its green copper spire. Contains epitaph erected to the memory of Scotland's National Bard, Robert Burns and whose sister Agnes Burns/Galt and her husband William Galt who built Stephenstown Pond are buried here.
Castle Roche - Norman castle, the seat of the De Verdun family, who built the castle in 1236 AD.
Cú Chulainn Castle / Dun Dealgan Castle / Castletown Motte / Byrne's Folly - Built in the late 11th century by Bertram de Verdun, a later addition was the castellated house known as 'Byrne's Folly' built in 1780 by a local pirate named Patrick Byrne.