There are 3 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.
There is a strong religious following in Haggardstown. Haggardstown contains one large church, which was recently renovated, which holds Mass daily. There is also a large adjoining cemetery. There is also a Church of Ireland church in Heynestown, an area located within Haggardstown.
Haggardstown is well served by transport. It is located along the R132, known locally as the Old Dublin Road. The M1 Motorway is close by, which connects the Dundalk area with Newry and Dublin. There are many bus services that run through Haggardstown, and there are many bus stops along the R132. Haggardstown is only a 10 minutes drive away from Dundalk railway station. Via the M1 Motorway, Dublin Airport can be reached in under 45 minutes 
Gerard Hoey Louth senior county footballer