Charlestown is strategically situated on the intersection of two National Primary Roads - N5 and N17, giving it the title Gateway to the West of Ireland. It is 3km from Knock International Airport and has national and private bus services daily.
A number of well known authors and playwriters were born here creating a long tradition of Amateur Drama to All-Ireland level and an ongoing interest in creative writing. Through the years the town has excelled in Football and Handball. Charlestown preserves an original charm and hospitality for tourists and emigrants in a green and unspoilt landscape.
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