The Old Dundalk Society is delighted to announce the commencement of their Summer Lecture series. The first lecture ‘GNR. The social imprint of the Great Northern Railway’

will take place on Wednesday 10th of May 2023 at 7.30 pm at the Louth County Museum Dundalk. In 2021 the Old Dundalk Society launched an initiative aimed at developing skills of research, into local history amongst second level students in Dundalk.

Dundalk Railway




The inaugural project was developed with Transition Year students from Colaiste Ris who presented a stimulating lecture on the intriguing biography of CBS alumni Peter Mc Ardle.

In 2022 the project was extended to Colaiste Chu Chulainn, and the students selected the GNR as their research theme. Their inspiration came from the fact that their school was built beside the former GNR railway line. Over the past few months, the Transition Year students have been busy developing a range of skills based on history, engineering, graphics, economics, and sociology as they have researched the central role of Dundalk in the development of the Great Northern Railway.

Due to the limited capacity of the venue, attendees are advised to come early. Refreshments served after lecture.  Voluntary contributions at door. Please Note 7.30 pm start for lecture.

Dundalk Station