Top things to do

Top Choice Cafe in Dundalk

Strandfield

On a working farm, this skylit, retrofitted barn houses a wondrous bakery, deli, florist and homewares shop as well as all-organic vegetarian cafe. For breakfast, expect French toast with walnuts and honey or smashe…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Dundalk

Eno

Bare boards, bold colours and conversation-piece objets d'art established Eno as central Dundalk's best restaurant, along with outstanding wood-fired pizzas and Med-inspired dishes such as angel-hair pasta with Duna…
Live Music in Dundalk

Spirit Store

Downstairs this sunset-pink-painted place is your typical harbour-front bar, full of character and characters. Upstairs is a state-of-the-art live venue, with a terrific sound system that is beloved of both the crow…
Museum in Dundalk

County Museum Dundalk

Different floors in this worthwhile museum are dedicated to the town's early history and archaeology, and to the Norman period. One floor deals with the growth of industry in the area, from the 1750s to the 1960s, i…
Cafe in Dundalk

McAteers the Food House

If the goods on display at this deli fire up your appetite, its cafe prepares dishes such as pancakes with bacon and free-range eggs, and open-faced sandwiches with Annagassan smoked salmon.
Notable Building in Dundalk

Courthouse

Dundalk's courthouse is a photogenic neo-Gothic building with large Doric pillars. The interior is closed to the public. In the front square is the stone Maid of Erin, commemorating the 1798 Rising.
Cathedral in Dundalk

St Patrick's Cathedral

The richly decorated 19th-century St Patrick's Cathedral was modelled on King's College Chapel in Cambridge, England. Hours can vary depending on services and events.