Dundalk Train Station Museum
Dundalk Clarke railway station (Irish: Stáisiún Dún Dealgan Ui Cleirigh) serves Dundalk in County Louth, Ireland. It consists of an island platform, with a bay facing south. There is a small museum located in one of the station buildings here, displaying a variety of railway artifacts and photographs.
The station opened on 15 February 1849 as Dundalk Junction (being located at the Junction of the Dublin-Belfast line and the Dundalk and Enniskillen line), becoming Dundalk Station in June 1894. It was given the name Clarke on 10 April 1966 in commemoration of Tom Clarke, one of the executed leaders of the Easter Rising of 1916.
The station was designed c. 1845 by John McNeil. The ticket office and modern waiting area are located at road level, whereas the station proper is beneath this at track level. The two sections are connected by a Victoran covered walkway, and by a 21st century lift for disabled access. The station is noted for its fine iron, glass, and polychromic brickwork. It has been said to be the finest station on the Dublin-Belfast line.
Louth County Archives
“The identification, preservation and availability of the valuable public and private archives of County Louth”.
The entrance is on the Ardee Road at the rear of the Dundalk Garda Station. (Please note there is no access via the adjacent Machinery Yard.)
Archives Service, Louth County Council, Old Gaol, Ardee Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Ph 042 9324358 for appointment
Louth County Museum
Louth County Museum, The Carroll Centre, Jocelyn Street, Dundalk, Louth
The County Museum in Dundalk is housed in a beautifully restored late 18th century warehouse and offers four floors of excellent exhibition space. The ground floor display is on the history of industry in County Louth. Group activities for children such as painting, clay modelling, quizzes, etc are provided for in the specially fitted activities room. All floors have disabled access.
The Proleek Dolmen is located on the grounds of the Ballymascanlon Hotel about four miles north of Dundalk off the R173.
A portal tomb resembles a giant’s table and is sometimes called a ‘dolmen’, which comes from the Breton word tolmen meaning ‘stone table’. Proleek Portal Tomb is about 3m high and has a huge capstone weighing approximately 35 tons. Legend says that a wish will be granted to anyone who can throw a pebble on its capstone so that it stays there.