Location & Amenities

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The vibrant energy of Dundalk... The beach at Blackrock... The Cooley Mountains...

Marlmount is located in a privileged setting to the south of Dundalk on the Old Dublin Road. To the east is the seaside village of Blackrock with its dramatic coastline; to the west the M1 to two capital cities; to the north is Dundalk Institute of Technology and the vibrant energy of the town centre with its fabulous selection of modern and old world amenities; all overlooked by the picturesque Cooley Mountains and next to a dramatic and exciting coastline.

Whatever it is that you are after there are few towns in Ireland that can boast such excellent facilities, access and amenities as Dundalk - retail parks, shopping centres, traditional and high street shopping, restaurants, bars, cafe culture, recreation, education, business and sport. It is a dynamic and vibrant town, while Blackrock is a calm and atmospheric seaside village with its own beach and promenade. Marlmount is ideally located to make the most of all this great location has to offer.

From the great outdoors to fine dining and a whole lot in between...

Dundalk boasts an exceptionally high standard of amenities.  From racing nights at the Stadium to fun for all the family at the Ice Dome, there is an excellent range of activities; and in addition to the fun of the town itself, there is the revitalising beauty and the endless amenity provided by both sea and mountains nearby.  Marlmount residents benefit from the best of both worlds - great expanses of natural outdoor life combined with the best of contemporary urban facilities.

The below is just a summary of the amenities Dundalk has to offer. For further details on any of the below items, please visit www.dundalk.ie.  


Public Transport

  • Irish Rail – Operates frequent ‘Enterprise’, Inter-City and regular services on the Dublin/Belfast line with a main line station at Dundalk and NI Railways operates frequent ‘Enterprise’ services on the Belfast/Dublin line with a main line station at Dundalk.
  • Bus Éireann – Operates frequent ‘Expressway’ and regular services from Dublin and Ulsterbus operates frequent services from Belfast, Derry and all of Northern Ireland. A number of private bus companies also operate services to and from Dundalk.
  • Matthews Coaches Offers commuters from Dundalk a comfortable and affordable way of travelling between Dublin, Drogheda and Dundalk with its Dublin Commuter Routes with fares as little as €7. The company also offers a door-to-door coach hire service to any airport or ferry port in the island of Ireland.
  • Airports – Dundalk is also advantageously positioned close to two international airports with Dublin Airport and Belfast International Airport less than an hour’s drive from here and Belfast City Airport just over an hour’s drive.
  • Roads – Dundalk is reached via the motorway from Dublin right through to Belfast, Northern Ireland.  Dundalk itself has an excellent roads system along with a number of cycle routes around the town.



  • Shopping/Eating/Nightlife – Dundalk is great for shopping and boasts a great mix of local owned stores and four shopping centres, large supermarkets (Dunnes Stores, Tesco, Aldi and Superquinn) and regular Farmers Markets. There is also a large retail park with well-known superstores such as Harvey Norman, Maplin, Argos, PC World, Heitons and Smyths Toys.  Dundalk has a huge choice of eating establishments to suit the differing tastes of diners - award-winning high quality restaurants, welcoming Italian trattorias, bustling bistros, steakhouses, coffee shops, pubs, etc. The nightlife in Dundalk is buzzing with a great mix of trendy bars, live music venues and cosy pubs.
  • Sporting Activities – Dundalk currently offers a wide variety of sporting activities including:
  • o Golf - Soccer - Rugby - GAA -Ice - Hockey - Fishing
  • o Water Sports - Walking - Hiking - Running - Cycling - Horse Riding
  • o Greyhound Stadium Gyms and spas
  • Arts & Culture – There is a thriving arts scene here with the award-winning County Museum, An Táin Theatre and festivals of music and song, culture, literature, visual arts, film and drama. The Spirit Store promotes a wide range of events including drama, poetry readings, comedy nights and gigs and hosts well-known and up-and-coming Irish and international artists.
  • Education – Educational amenities in Dundalk are excellent. The town has 35 schools (primary and secondary) which have very good student-teacher ratios. There is also the highly successful Institute of Technology. From Dundalk there is also easy access to universities in both Dublin and Belfast as both cities are both only 84km away.
  • Childcare – There are a large number of childcare providers in Dundalk who know how important it is to you that you can go to work safe in the knowledge that your little ones are in safe hands and provide high-quality yet affordable childcare.
  • Healthcare – Dundalk has a good standard of healthcare and Louth County Hospital based in the town which offers a wide range of acute services. There is also a 16-bed High Support Mental Health Unit, a 150-bed Geriatric Unit, a Psychiatric Day service and an Alzheimer’s Day Unit within the hospital grounds and the North Eastern Health Board operates a GP out-of-hours service on the campus of Louth County Hospital. Dundalk also has a wide range of other medical facilities and the regional hospital is also close by in Drogheda.
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