Our Story

Originally opened in the 1960s, The Fairways has always held a fond place in the heart of those who visited from near and far. Cherished memories of weddings, graduations, christenings, communions and milestones birthdays. Memoirs of fun family holidays and romantic getaways. Recollections of inspiring conferences, and career landmarks.

Rebuilt from the ground up, The Fairways returned with new doors in November 2019. A fresh face, yet that same cherished warmth, to be enjoyed by former and first-time guests alike. Come relive memoirs of the past and create new memories of the future.

Our Location

To the north of the Fairways Hotel, you will find the bustling town centre of Dundalk, where you can explore artisan shops, local restaurants and the home of our Dundalk FC heroes, Oriel Park. Continuing along Louth’s scenic coastal route, lies the Carlingford & Cooley
Peninsula. Stunning vistas can be enjoyed from atop Slieve Foy, or waterside on a ferry ride across Carlingford Lough.

To the west of the Fairways Hotel, a five minute drive will bring you to the seafront village of Blackrock. There, you will find Dundalk Golf Club, set on an elevated site above the village with panoramic views across Dundalk Bay. This 18 Hole Par 72 championship course is
the home of the PGA in Ireland. Not to mention, Blackrock village’s picturesque shoreline promenade, world-renowned Wetlands, bird sanctuaries, and Blackrock Beach. A must for swimmers, families, and water sport enthusiasts.

Rest & Slumber

Each of our 113 bedrooms and suites are individually appointed with the finest in interior design and comfort. All with a contemporary feel, containing all the facilities for today’s traveller. Large comfortable bedrooms with high quality Respa mattresses will give the best night’s sleep. Super high speed wifi and built-in Chromecast TV screens offer the highest
levels of modern technology.

Wine & Dine

A comprehensive lunch menu featuring select brunch dishes and a range of firm
classical favourites will be available each day and our extensive Sunday carvery will offer the best of local and regional products.

Our dinner menu will suit all types of events and occasions and the ground floor
Brasserie is perfect for family gatherings, breaks away, business dinners and special events. A full children’s menu will also be available for our younger guests.

Our bar and outside courtyard will be perfect for morning coffee and afternoon tea and our team will be on hand serving high-quality 5 Mile coffee and treats
throughout the day.


Fairways Hotel is the perfect setting for your Dundalk wedding. Our ballroom has been designed with the highest level of elegance and the meticulous attention to detail will be very evident, enabling us to cater for up to 350 guests. We are also committing to one wedding per day, giving you our undivided attention.

Conferences & Events

Situated at the midpoint between two of our island’s most thriving cities, of Dublin and Belfast, The Blackrock Suite offers the perfect venue and setting. We are one of Ireland’s few purpose-built meeting spaces with capacity for up to 900 conference attendees, and over 500 gala dinner guests. We also offer a number of boardrooms for small business meetings with access to high tech facilities.

Our philosophy is to create tailor-made experiences, as no two conferences, meetings or events are the same.

With a history that dates to at least 3500 BC, Dundalk is not only a hotspot for development, it is also a landmark site of Ireland’s Ancient East. From medieval churches and the nearby UNESCO site of Newgrange, to the Cooley Mountains and Carlingford Lough, our surroundings offer something for everyone from romantic weekenders to family adventurers.