Things to see and do - Dundalk
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Nature and gardens
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..
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..
Museums and art
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..
Architecture, castles and historic districts
The development of Dundalk began in 1740. In Church Street, the Anglican Church of St Nicholas was rebuilt in 1707 and the transepts were added in the 19C. The Doric style Courthouse is located to the south. At Roden Place, the elaborate porch-screen..