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Former presbytery in Haggardstown
Location in Ireland
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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.
There are three primary-level schools in the Haggardstown-Blackrock area, one of them located in Haggardstown itself. . There are no second-level education facilities in Haggardstown or Blackrock, so secondary school students are required to travel into Dundalk itself.
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.
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. Many bus services, with stops along the R132, run through Haggardstown.
- Gerard Hoey, Louth senior county footballer.
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