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Stephenstown Pond Nature Park & The Dairy Maid Coffee Shop
Dundalk, Co. Louth
Hidden gem
Family friendly
Paid car parking
Stephenstown Pond Nature Park & The Dairy Maid Coffee Shop is an 8km lakeside amenity with a wide array of wildlife in Dundalk, County Louth.

Stephenstown Pond Nature Park & The Dairy Maid Coffee Shop in Dundalk, County Louth is an ideal family venue for picnics. Where children can feed the swans and ducks and everyone can enjoy the home baking at The Dairy Maid Coffee Shop. Children can play at the playground on site, however they must be supervised by an adult.

The Coffee Shop is situated in the 19th Century Burns Cottage, once the home of Agnes Burns/Galt and her husband William, sister of Scottish Poet Robert Burns. Visit the nearby village of Knockbridge, which currently holds second place at County level in The National Tidy Towns Competition.

Conference Centre:

There is also a conference room that can hold a capacity of 120 people available for rent.

Retail Outlet:

Ravencraft (Hand Beaten Copper Craft Shop) specialising in one of a Kind commissions or small items of handmade giftware by Ireland’s only Copper Craft Smiths.


Coffee Shop.

Coach Parking.

Public Car Park at Nature Park open 365 days per year. Cost €3 per car on exiting car park (this is a community led initiative and car parking charges go towards the maintenance and upkeep of the project)

Tips from locals

Just a short drive away you can view the historic Castle Roche ruin.

Contact details
Stephenstown Pond Project, Knockbridge, Rathroal, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 to 3 hours here.

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