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The M1 Corridor links Ireland’s two largest cities, Dublin & Belfast, with the largest towns, Drogheda & Dundalk at its centre

The M1 East Coast Corridor region connects Ireland’s two largest cities, Dublin and Belfast, with the two largest towns, Dundalk and Drogheda at its centre. Traversing the border, the East Coast Corridor is rich in talent and has a track record for industry and modern infrastructure. Home to a flourishing business environment and vibrant lifestyle, the corridor is an attractive destination for prospective investment to Europe and the world.


The M1 Corridor is a thriving hub of economic activity with established multinational and indigenous businesses across multiple industry sectors. The region has already established itself as a centre for global excellence with internationally recognised clusters in financial services, existing and emerging technologies, engineering, life sciences and food manufacturing.


The region offers unrivalled access to talent and infrastructure. There are 2.25 million people within 60 minutes of Dundalk/ Drogheda, over one-third of the population of the island.  

M1 Corridor Map
M1 Corridor Defined

The data compiled is from CSO statistics, based on 15, 30, 45 and 60-minute travel times from Dundalk/Drogheda (i.e. M1-15, M1-30, M1-45, M1-60).

Comparisons with other locations are on the basis of 60-minute commute times.