The 10 Best Things to Do in Dundalk, Ireland

February 2, 2018 Sachiko Swiger

Dundalk (/dʌnˈdɔːk/, Irish: Dún Dealgan, meaning "Dalgan's fort") 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.
Restaurants in Dundalk

1. Dundalk Stadium

Racecourse Road, Dundalk, Ireland +353 42 933 4438
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 266 reviews

Dundalk Stadium

Reviewed By Bambi C

I booked my office in for a party night for our christmas pasty and we had a great time! The food was delicious and came out quickly with added extras! we had no idea we would be served chips, garlic potoatoes or mini mince pies! We even got a glass of champange on arrival. The service is very well thought out instead of having one poor member of staff look after all 20 of us they had staff in blue for drinks, red for bets and black for serving. very efficent! having tablets to take the drink orders was a great touch too as we could see what we wanted without having to move. We had a great view of the track and those who didnt always had view of the screens. The only bad thing i would have to say is that from we were sitting (at the very front near the track) its a really long walk to the bar/smoking area. Apart from that minor detail (it probably helped me work off my dinner) i would recommend this place to anybody and hopefully will be returning next year!

2. Stephenstown Pond Nature Park

Knockbridge, Dundalk, Ireland +353 42 937 9019
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 40 reviews

Stephenstown Pond Nature Park

Reviewed By Catherine C - Ardee, Ireland

Lovely place to walk the dogs or to bring small children to. Very pretty pond area and play facilities for kids too. The paths are scattered with random fairy doors and hidden gems -really cute. I wish the place was bigger, as it's so pretty and wonderful it would be nice to have more of it.

3. Castle Roche

Dungooley Road | Roche, Dundalk, Dundalk, Ireland +353 42 933 5484
Excellent
52%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Castle Roche

Reviewed By bionicbooth - Leicester, United Kingdom

Rather off the beaten track down a country lane with no signage or parking. Have to park in the lane and then traipse over a field to see the ruins of the castle. An unexpected delight, although not very large. Beautiful views of the surrounding countryside from the environs of the castle.

4. Cooley Whiskey Visitor Centre

Carlingford | Dundalk Road, Dundalk, Ireland +353 87 099 6419
Excellent
76%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 25 reviews

Cooley Whiskey Visitor Centre

We hold whiskey tours at the visitor centre adjacent to Martin's pub. a mere 100m from the Cooley distillery. Our tours come highly recommended and comprise of a very fact filled hands on explanation of the whiskey making process and even a coopering demonstration. We offer a tasting class for the group and anyone interested can taste the 4 main cooley whiskeys.

Reviewed By KillineyBay - Dublin, Ireland

Not the most amazing venue but what a thorough talk on how Whisky is distilled. Our guide knew about every step in the process and was a good speaker. From making barrels to explaining the phrase, "Angels Share". The whisky tasting was interesting too!

5. Louth County Museum

Carroll Centre, Jocelyn Street, Dundalk, Ireland +353 42 932 7056
Excellent
55%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

Louth County Museum

Reviewed By ziolith - Dundalk, Ireland

A great way to pass an afternoon, with Exhibitions on; Sir Francis Leopold McClintock, Louths' industrial legacy, the Archaeology of Louth, the Mesolithic period to the end of the Iron Age and the medieval period to the present day. It also has an exhibit on the WW1 16th (Irish) and 36th (Ulster) divisions.
The first floor holds William of Orange's jacket worn at the Battle of the Boyne.
Also an interesting piece outside relating to Thomas Coulter.
Finally a new exhibit on the 1916 rising.

6. Hill of Faughart

Upper Faughart | Faughart Upper, Co. Louth, Dundalk, Ireland
Excellent
59%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

Hill of Faughart

Reviewed By Ray W - Dublin, Ireland

On a positive note I will return again over the coming weeks as I believe it is worth it.
Unfortunately, very little effort has been made by the Louth Co Co to ensure the site is fitted with info boards. There is a bin which was obviously not used by the local youngsters with their take out cans and food....
I was left Googling on my phone for info about the place which I can see is very special to a good amount of people considering the offerings on the Prayer Tree. The well is full of leaves though that didn't stop me scouping out holy water and pouring over part of my camera....which still works fine... :-)
What was most disappointing was the amount of food takeaway cartons and empty beer cans strewn about the car park and the fields. The views are stunning across the valley but my photos include beer cans which is not good.... Luckily, the animals that dump the rubbish do respect the graveyard itself and that is a cornucopia of interesting headstones and history (if you have Google!!)

7. St. Patrick's Church

Saint Patrick's Church 4-12 Roden Place, Dundalk NA, Ireland +353 42 933 4648
Excellent
29%
Good
71%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

St. Patrick's Church

Reviewed By nonni0321 - San Angelo, Texas

This church is well worth your time to see. The stained glass and ceilings are beyond beautiful. We toured it in a Sunday afternoon, between masses. The congregation was very amicable and kind when we arrived, between services. They encouraged us to go in and enjoy the surroundings and take all the pictures we wanted!

8. Air Bound Trampoline Park Dundalk

Coes Road, Dundalk, Ireland +353 87 231 8802
Excellent
90%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
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Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 10 reviews

Air Bound Trampoline Park Dundalk

Reviewed By Siobhan H

Visited for the toddler hour on a rainy Saturday and had a ball. Trampolines great fun and loved that there was a special time for smaller kids. The play area in the reception is immaculate and something different. Free of charge and no pressure from...MoreWhat a fantastic review thank you so much Siobhan! Delighted to hear you got on so well while visiting us. Hope you have been back to us since and many times more!

9. Proleek Dolmen

Dundalk, Ireland +353 42 935 2111
Excellent
48%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Proleek Dolmen

Reviewed By James E

I would advise both lads and lasses alike to skip this particular dolmen for two important reasons. First, your GPS will undoubtedly take ye to a private road on the opposite side of the dolmen sans a car park. The petrol wasted before figuring out the proximity of the hotel to this historic site will not be worth the effort. Secondly, when ye have finally figured things out, the approach to the dolmen will require donning a hard helmet and possibly some body armor. Walking between two fairways whilst golf balls buzz by your head and other important anatomical parts, ye will be disappointed when the final destination has eventually been gained. Poulnabrone and Browne's Hill Dolmen would be much more worthwhile. The capstone at Browne's Hill verges on the colossal. If ye still desire to check out this dolmen, mind your sanity and personal safety. Fore!!

10. Dundalk Tourist Information Office

Market Square, Dundalk A91 APH9, Ireland +353 42 935 2111
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
11%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

Dundalk Tourist Information Office

Providing local and national visitor information on attractions, activities and events

Reviewed By ziolith - Dundalk, Ireland

If you need information come here, very helpful people who can give you directions to the local historic sites and pointers on what to do with your evening entertainment. Some nice postcards here too.

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