Completely remodelled and reopened in 2007, Dundalk Stadium is Ireland’s first all-weather racecourse and the first with floodlights. It is a combined horse and greyhound racing facility and is in regular use throughout the year. Dundalk comes into its own during the winter months when staging Flat racing on at least one occasion each week from late October to mid-March. Ideally situated on the outskirts of the Dundalk town, the racecourse is only minutes from the M1, the main Dublin/Belfast road. The racing surface at Dundalk is known as ‘polytrack’ which is a wax-coated synthetic surface. A feature of the venue is that it also hosts greyhound racing on a dedicated track.