At first glance you will see a modern-day vibrant multi-cultural town and at the heart of it, a European style piazza with people drinking frothy cappuccinos, watching their children run through the magnificent fountain. As you explore more of the town and surrounding areas you will see an abundance of modern and medieval architecture side by side, churches, crosses and statues beside ancient pagan holy wells, and contemporary art depicting legendary tales from early Irish literature.
Dundalk and its hinterlands are a wonderful place to visit. It is one of Ireland’s largest towns, and it is in the smallest county in Ireland, affectionately known as the ‘wee county’, here you will find the perfect combination of old world folklore. It is home to mighty warriors, druids, saints and scholars, blended with a more tangible history and heritage consisting of Cúchulainn’s Castle, a megalithic dolman, monastic round towers, high crosses and a Franciscan Friary to name but a few.