Where is Dundalk?

Dundalk is situated where the Castletown River flows into Dundalk Bay on the east coast of Ireland. It is in the county of Louth, which shares borders with County Armagh to the north (in Northern Ireland); County Monaghan to the west, and County Meath to the south.

Why is Dundalk important to Northern Ireland?

For several decades after the end of the Civil War, Dundalk continued to function as a market town, a regional centre, and a centre of administration and manufacturing. Its position close to the border gave it considerable significance during the “Troubles” of Northern Ireland.

What is the difference between Omeath and Dundalk?

The Omeath area in Cooley, within the municipal district, was a small Gaeltacht area, with the last speaker of a ‘Louth Irish’ dialect dying in 1960. Dundalk is the county town (the administrative centre) of the county of Louth in Ireland.

How far is Dundalk from Dublin?

Situated where the Castletown River flows into Dundalk Bay, the town is close to the border with Northern Ireland (3.5 km direct point-to-point aerial transit path border to border) and equidistant from Dublin and Belfast .