New book ‘The Story of Dundalk Stadium’ set to launch next month
A new book ‘The Story of Dundalk Stadium’ will be launched next month celebrating the history of horse and greyhound racing in Dundalk since 1889.
The book is written by horse racing expert, John Kirwan, Bellewstown and renowned sports journalist Joe Carroll, Dundalk, and was edited by historian Fiona Ahern.
The Story of Dundalk Stadium celebrates the coming together of Dundalk’s two great racing traditions: horse racing which has taken place at Dowdallshill since 1889 and greyhound racing which, after almost 70 years in its former home at The Ramparts, is now thriving in one of the country’s finest facilities, Dundalk Stadium.
The book is described by Dundalk Stadium chairman Leo McCauley as “a treasury of facts and information that will inform and entertain all who share an interest in the Stadium and its contribution to life within Dundalk, Louth and the North East region generally.
“Within its covers, readers will be fascinated by text, anecdotes, recollections, photographs, statistics and other material sourced from Dundalk Stadium’s own archives and from other material held in libraries, private collections, and within the horse and greyhound racing communities”.
The book will be launched on Monday December 2nd at Dundalk Stadium at 7.30pm with all interested parties welcome to attend.