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Haggardstown

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Haggardstown

Baile Hagaird
Townland
Former presbytery in Haggardstown
Haggardstown
Haggardstown
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°58′16″N 6°23′03″W / 53.970980°N 6.384240°W / 53.970980; -6.384240Coordinates: 53°58′16″N 6°23′03″W / 53.970980°N 6.384240°W / 53.970980; -6.384240
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
CountyCounty Louth
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Dundalk Bay seen from the Haggardstown shore
Dundalk Bay seen from the Haggardstown shore

Haggardstown is a townland and a civil parish located on the outskirts of Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland on the shore of Dundalk Bay, north of the estuary of the River Fane. It includes the village of Blackrock.

Education

St Francis Primary School, Blackrock
St Francis Primary School, Blackrock

There are three primary-level schools in the Haggardstown-Blackrock area, one of them located in Haggardstown itself. [1]. There are no second-level education facilities in Haggardstown or Blackrock, so secondary school students are required to travel into Dundalk itself.

Religion

Haggardstown has a large Catholic church, recently renovated, where Mass is celebrated daily, and to which is attached a large adjoining cemetery. There is also a Church of Ireland church in Haynestown, a townland southwest of Haggardstown.

Transport

Haggardstown has good transport links. It is located along the R132, known locally as the Old Dublin Road, which traverses the western part of the townland. R172 branches off R132 and passes through Blackrock along the coast before turning west in Dundalk town. Haggardstown is only a 10-minute drive away from Dundalk railway station. The M1 Motorway, which connects the Dundalk area with Newry and Dublin, is close by. Dublin Airport can be reached via the M1 in under 45 minutes.[2] Many bus services, with stops along the R132, run through Haggardstown.

Interests

There is a Gaelic football team in Haggardstown: The Geraldines. They have won the Louth Senior Football Championship five times and are also the current minor champions.

Notable people

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