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Ardee & Mid Louth

The market town of Ardee derives its name from the folklore tradition of a duel between the legendary irish heroes, ferdia and Cuchulainn near the river Dee.  The river Dee was the northern border of the Pale in medieval times.


Ardee with an estimated population of some 4,500 is the third largest town in County Louth after Dundalk and Drogheda.


It is located some 20km south west of Dundalk and 20km north west of Drogheda on the intersection of the N2 Dublin – Derry route and N52 Ardee - Nenagh route.


The N33 Ardee link road provides direct access from Ardee to the M1 motorway. The town stands to benefit from its strategic location with regard to road accessibility and transport both nationally and regionally.


For the historian, there are many archaeological and historical sites including a 14th century Norman Castle and the strange tale of the nearby "Jumping Church".




Address: Ardee Co Louth