Ravensdale, County Louth

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Ravensdale
Gleann na bhFiach
Town
RavensdalePark FairyFort srgb.jpg
Ravensdale is located in Ireland
Ravensdale
Ravensdale
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 54°03′08″N 6°20′23″W / 54.0522°N 6.3397°W / 54.0522; -6.3397Coordinates: 54°03′08″N 6°20′23″W / 54.0522°N 6.3397°W / 54.0522; -6.3397
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Louth
Government
 • Dáil Éireann Louth
Elevation 64 m (210 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Urban 982
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Area code(s) 042, +353 42
Ravensdale

Ravensdale (Irish: Gleann na bhFiach) is an area of Ireland located at the foothills of the Cooley Mountains on the Cooley Peninsula. It is positioned approximately 8 km to the north of Dundalk, County Louth. The dual carriageway between Dublin and Belfast runs past it. The district is heavily wooded and the housing is suburban/rural. Ravensdale is part of the parish of Ballymacaslon and Lordship, however the northern part of Ravensdale is part of the parish area of Jonesboro and Dromintee. The Ravensdale Forest nature trail is located in the wooded demesne of the former seat of Lord Clermont, which straddles the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. The House was destroyed during the early political troubles of the 1920s. It is believed that Ravensdale was named after Ravensdale Park of Derbyshire. The Flurry river which flows through Ravensdale and enters Dundalk bay at Bellurgan was in past times an excellent trout and salmon fishery.