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There are three 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.
Haggardstown has a large Catholic church, recently renovated, where Mass is celebrated daily, and to which is attached a large adjoining cemetery. There is also a Church of Ireland church in Heynestown a townland next to Haggardstown.
Haggardstown has good transport links. It is located along the R132, known locally as the Old Dublin Road. Haggardstown is only a 10-minute drive away from Dundalk railway station. The M1 Motorway, which connects the Dundalk area with Newry and Dublin, is close by. Dublin Airport can be reached via the M1 in under 45 minutes. Many bus services, with stops along the R132, run through Haggardstown.
- Gerard Hoey, Louth senior county footballer.