Once a small port on the southern part of Dundalk Bay, eastwards from Castlebellingham village on the N1 roadway, its harbour pier is now silted up, due to changes in the direction of the currents in the bay. Situated on the confluence of the Glyde and Dee rivers and providing a sea outlet for the barony of Ardee, its strategic location has never been lost of by a succession of peoples. At first if was the northern boundary of the Fir Arda Cinnachta, from whom it was captured by the Norsemen, who established a settlement there in 831 contemporaneiou with their other settlement at Dublin. A large earthwork known as Lios na Rann is pointed out as the site of their settlement.

 Activities in Annagassan

Game Fishing
Glyde River


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