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Expressway Route 100X Dublin – Dundalk

Dublin - Drogheda - Dundalk

This route combines Dublin's historic landmarks and literary tradition with Dundalk's heritage and scenery, as the bus passes through picturesque small villages surrounded by rolling hills and farmland.


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No. of Attractions:

6 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

2 hours, 49 minutes

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Starting point:

Dublin Custom House Quay

How to get here

Journey fact:

Dundalk, a town located in County Louth in Ireland, is known for its association with the famous Irish poet and Nobel laureate, Seamus Heaney. Heaney grew up in a rural area just outside Dundalk and attended school in the town. The town and its surrounding landscape are said to have inspired many of his most famous works, including his collection "North." A bronze sculpture of Heaney now stands in the center of Dundalk, paying tribute to his legacy as one of Ireland's greatest poets.

Journey Overview

This is a fab route that combines the capital city of Ireland, Dublin, with its historic landmarks, such as Trinity College, the Guinness Storehouse, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, vibrant literary tradition, having produced great writers such as James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, and Samuel Beckett, with the lovely town of Dundalk and its splendid heritage and scenery.

As the coach leaves the city, saying ‘goodbye’ to its lively pub scene, beautiful pastel-coloured townhouses and Georgian architecture, it heads alongside the River Liffey, with glimpses of the historic Custom House and the modernity of the financial district.

The coach continues on its journey, stopping at Drogheda, known for its rich history, including a visit by St. Oliver Plunkett in the 17th century. As you travel through the town, customers are treated to a mix of old and new buildings, including St. Peter’s Church and the Boyne Viaduct.

After Drogheda, the coach passes through Dunleer and Castle Bellingham, both small villages surrounded by rolling hills and farmland. This is a particularly pleasant part of the journey, with fields of green dotted with sheep and cattle, and the occasional farmhouse or cottage set back from the road.

Finally, the coach arrives in Dundalk, a bustling market town with a rich cultural heritage with landmarks such as the magnificent St. Patrick’s Church, the Market Square, and the historic courthouse.

A Fab Day Out!

Starting in Dublin, you can visit Trinity College, one of the oldest universities in Ireland, and see the famous Book of Kells, a beautifully illuminated manuscript from the 9th century. Another must-see attraction in Dublin is the Guinness Storehouse, where you can learn about the history of Ireland’s most famous beer and enjoy a pint in the Gravity Bar, which offers panoramic views of the city.

Onto the coach and the first recommended stop-off is at Drogheda, to visit St. Peter’s Church, a historic place of worship that dates back to the 12th century, and the Boyne Viaduct, a magnificent bridge that spans the River Boyne. Then it’s back on-board to Dundalk, and a visit to St. Patrick’s Church, a beautiful place of worship that dates back to the 13th century, and the Market Square, which is a lively hub of activity and a great place to sample some of the local food and drink.

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Places to visit & things to do on this journey

Trinity College

Book of Kells

Gravity bar

St. Peter's Church

Boyne Viaduct

St. Patrick's Church


Dublin Custom House Quay

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