Dundalk (County Louth)
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Welcome to Dundalk.
You are very welcome to the Ireland Reaching Out parish of Dundalk.
Clanbrassil Street, the main thoroughfare of Dundalk.
St. Patrickas Church, Dundalk.
Dundalk railway station.
Dundalk , is the county town of County Louth in Ireland. It is situated where the Castletown River flows into Dundalk Bay. The town is close to the border with Northern Ireland and equidistant from Dublin and Belfast. The town's name, which was historically written as Dundalgan, has associations with the mythical warrior Ca Chulainn. The town's crest reads Ma do rug Ca Chulainn Craga, meaning I gave birth to brave Ca Chulainn. It was granted its charter in 1189. Within legally defined boundaries it is the largest town in Ireland (pop. 31,073). It is also the largest by area.Dundalk's rural population is 25,581 giving a combined statistical area of 56,654.
In 2003 Dundalk was amongst nine cities and towns to be designated Gateway status in the Irish Government's National Spatial Strategy.
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