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Dundalk : Michelin's recommendations


County town of Louth, the port of Dundalk on the south bank of the Kilcurry estuary is one of the largest provincial towns in Ireland. The salt-marshes and mud-flats to the East are a haven for wild birds. A medieval town, Dundalk was granted a charter in 1189 and was prosperous until its destruction by Sir Henry Tichbourne in 1642.

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Tourist attractions Dundalk : Things to see and do

  • Cooley Peninsula Interesting

    IRL - Carlingford

    This granite peninsula offering splendid landscapes looks south over Dundalk bay and north over the saltwater Carlingford Lough. Don't miss the Proleek Dolmen (20min walk there and back from the Hotel Ballymascanlon) dating from 3000 BC. According to..

  • Old Mellifont Interesting

    IRL - Tullyallen

    Mellifont, or «honey fountain», was Ireland's first Cistercian house, founded on the banks of the River Mattock in 1142 by Saint Malachie, together with 4 Irish and 9 French monks. The modern abbey (1938) is in Collon, 5 km north. What remains of the..

  • Carlingford Heritage Centre

    Churchyard Rd. IRL - Carlingford

    Local history, from the Vikings up until more recent times, is depicted on the imposing triptychs in the disused Anglican church. This is the starting point for a guided tour of the city centre. The ruins of King John's castle stand on a bluff that o..

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Hotels Dundalk

  • Boyne Valley Hotel & Country Club

    Dublin Road IRL - Drogheda

    In 12 acres of lush, green gardens The Boyne Valley is an elegant 19th-century mansion boasting a 20-metre swimming pool, tennis courts, and a gym. On the M1 road to Dublin, it is less than 30 minutes’ drive from Dublin Airport. With free access to ..

  • The Four Seasons Hotel Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Carlingford IRL - Carlingford

    Prix Prices from : 79 €

    In picturesque Carlingford, The Four Seasons Hotel overlooks the Cooley Peninsula, with beautiful views of Cooley Mountains and Carlingford Lough. The hotel is a 1-hour drive from Dublin and Belfast. The Four Seasons Hotel boasts extensive leisure f..

  • Hotel Imperial Dundalk Two stars Two stars

    Park Street IRL - Dundalk

    Prix Prices from : 49 €

    The Hotel Imperial is in Dundalk town centre, close to all the major attractions and shops, bars and restaurants. It has free parking, modern bars, a nightclub and coffee shop. The Hotel Imperial Dundalk is next to the town's newest shopping centre,..

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Restaurants Dundalk

  • Farenheit Grill Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Green Park IRL - Dundalk

  • Bay Tree Comfortable restaurant 

    Newry St IRL - Carlingford

    Neighbourhood restaurant fronted by bay trees and decorated with wood, branches and hessian. Attractively presented, well-balanced modern dishes feature herbs and salad from the garden and seafood from nearby Carlingford Lough. Service is polite and ..

  • Fitzpatricks Traditional pubs serving food 

    Rockmarshall IRL - Jenkinstown

    Hugely characterful pub on the coast road, at the foot of the mountains, with beautiful flower displays and a wealth of memorabilia. Extensive menu of hearty, flavoursome, traditional dishes; local steaks and seafood are a speciality.

  • Four Seasons Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    IRL - Carlingford

  • Left Bank Quite comfortable restaurant 

    43-44 Park St IRL - Dún Dealgan / Dundalk

    Well-run bistro in a busy market town. Large bar and raised dining room with tightly packed tables and booth seating; chiller cabinet offers homemade pastries and cakes to take home. All-purpose menus offer carefully prepared, hearty dishes.

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