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Dundalk, the largest provincial town in Ireland, was formerly founded in the 12th century by the Norman Knight - Bertram de Verdon. The area around Dundalk is steeped in history and legend. It was originally settled more than 5,000 years ago by Mesolithic man who settled along the shoreline. Dundalk takes its name from Dun Dealan, Dalga's fort home of the mythical warrior Cuchulainn.

Much of medieval Dundalk remains today with preserved buildings in the town centre. Dundalk's rich and chequered history is now housed in a magnificent Museum- developed over three floors in a restored distillery building. The Museum has become a landmark for the town with a superb audio visual centre and exhibition and gallery areas.

Modern day Dundalk is the principal industrial centre of north Leinster. With a population of 26,000, Dundalk is ideally situated mid-way between the cities of Belfast and Dublin, on the eastern seaboard of Ireland. Dundalk is both the capital and the administrative centre for County Louth.

Dundalk is poised to become a high-technology town with the arrival of ICL and the new Xerox plant. With an investment in excess of US$400 million by Xerox, 2,000 new jobs will come on stream at full production. The growth of technology based industries in the area is supported by the Dundalk Institute of Technology.

The Port of Dundalk has played an important role in the development of the town. The main cargo imports are grain, coal, animal feed and oil products. The local export market includes peat mosses, stone and scrap metal.

Dundalk is the gateway to the beautiful and unspoilt Cooley Peninsula. Visitors can enjoy water sports, sea angling and hill walking in this charming pocket of Ireland. Golf enthusiasts will find several top class golf courses in the immediate area. Horse and greyhound racing is both readily available.

The town of Dundalk also offers excellent shopping facilities, restaurants, character pubs with live Irish music and quality accommodation. The vibrant cultural calendar of Dundalk is highlighted by the International Maytime Drama Festival, attracting many overseas visitors to the town.

Only an hour from Belfast and Dublin Airports by car makes Dundalk an ideal destination for both business and pleasure.

Dundalk is twinned with the town of Reze in France.

Useful contact details for Dundalk

Dundalk Urban District Council

Tel: (353) 042 9332276
Dundalk Chamber of Commerce Tel: (353) 042 9336343
Dundalk Tourist Office Tel: (353) 042 9335484
Bus Eireann Tel: (353) 042 9334075
Irish Rail (Iarnrod Eireann) Tel: (353) 042 9335521
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