Moving to Dundalk?

Moving to Dundalk? Welcome! We can’t wait to meet you! You probably have a million questions like where to send your children to school? Where can I shop? What are the local facilities like? What emergency numbers do I need? Where to eat out?

Clockwise from top: Castle Roche, Clarke Station, St. Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral, The Marshes Shopping Centre, Market Square, Dundalk Institute of Technology

Hopefully this page is of some use to you. See also http://dundalktown.ie and and https://www.visitlouth.ie

Here’s what some of our current residents have to say….

As I love nature I was delighted with the great view of the mountain and that we are near the sea. I love taking my dogs on long walks to the sea and the beautiful area of Ravensdale where there is a beautiful view of the town. I have made so many great friends here, for examples my neighbours are so friendly, they always help me if I have any problems. Dundalk is a great place to make your dreams come true!

Tobias Schmitz

I've lived in Dundalk most of my life and am lucky enough to work at Dundalk Institute of Technology. I cannot recommend moving to Dundalk enough. While living in a busy town you also are 10 minutes away from excellent beaches and parks in every direction, great for a dog owner like myself.

Paul Scollon, Web Designer

Town History

Dundalk has a proud and very interesting history, dating from 3500BC to the Industrial Revolution, when the town really took off. You can read all about it here.

Dundalk Distillery in the 19th century

Useful Links

We have a collection of useful links here on the website that you should look. We try to keep it up to date as much as possible.

Useful Phone Numbers

  • All Emergencies: 999
  • GP (Family Doctor) Out of Hours Service: 1850 777 911
  • Dundalk Garda Station: 042 9388400
  • Louth County Hospital: 042 933 4701
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital: 041 983 76010

Upcoming Events

We also try to maintain an event list that might interest visitors and new residents to our town.

Date/Time Event
02/08/2018 - 01/09/2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Horizon: Creative Spark exhibition
25/08/2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Heritage Week: Explore Dundalk - Bus Tour
28/08/2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Film: Breathe
03/09/2018 - 29/09/2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Artist in Residence Open Studio - Sean McGuill
13/09/2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cracks
14/09/2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Tayman, The Tomcats and Others: the stories of Eamon Kelly as told by Jack Healy
21/09/2018
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Culture Night 2018
22/09/2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Family Workshop: The Art of Walking
22/09/2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
From the Cradle to the Grave: A Dave Allen Storyline
23/09/2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dog Friendly Screening: Isle of Dogs
29/09/2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Michael Harding
02/10/2018
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Film: Ladybird
09/10/2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Film: Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
09/10/2018
8:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Film: A Fantastic Woman
10/10/2018 - 27/10/2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Exhibition: Diversity - Jigsaw of Colour and Rainbow of Difference

Shopping Local!

There are plenty of places to shop in Dundalk and the surrounding area, many of them participating in our “Shop Local” voucher scheme.

Local Tourism

Of course, as soon as you arrive, you will want to explore the area! Dundalk Tourist Information Office, occupies a prominent position in the Market Square. The Tourist Office is open all year round, Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 17.00 hours. Services include:

  • Accommodation booking service,
  • Itinerary and route planning,
  • Local and national information,
  • Map sales,
  • What’s on, in the area and nationally etc.