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ID: 7006958
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Dundalk (inhabited place)  Dundalk (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 54 01 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 54.0167  decimal degrees
Long: 006 25 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -6.4167  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Dundalk Bay near the mouth of the Castletown River, the town is the legendary birthplace and site of the death of Cuchulain, a Gaelic hero. The town was captured by Edward Bruce in 1315, taken by Edward II of England in 1318, and given fortified walls by Henry IV. Often besieged, the walls were razed in 1747. In the present day it is the administrative center of County Louth, a seaport and railway junction and has railway workshops, distilleries, and breweries. Its products include flour, tobacco, cigarettes, bacon, shoes, clothing, computers, and electrical components. Its 2003 estimated population was 33,800.

Names:
Dundalk (preferred,C,V,English,U,N)
Dún Dealgan (C,V,Irish Gaelic,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Ireland (nation)  ........  Ireland (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Leinster (province)  ............  Leinster (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Louth (county)  ................  Louth (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Dundalk (inhabited place)  ....................  Dundalk (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)
town (C)
port (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Dundalk..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 58
Dún Dealgan..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 257
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 257
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 58
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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