Dunleer Athletic Club was founded in 1896. Together with its sub committee Rás na hÉireann, Dunleer A.C. has enjoyed co-operation with Armagh Athletic Club since 2004 in hosting an International Sport & Culture Week. The event encourages participation in sporting and cultural events, helps to develop links between communities on both sides of the border here in Ireland, while reaching out to athletes in Europe and the USA. In 2013, the focus will be on encouraging former members and their families to return to Ireland from abroad to participate in the Rás na hEireann Sport & Culture Week. There will be an International Road Race in Armagh on Thursday 14th February and an International Cross Country Race at the Battle of the Boyne site in Oldbridge Drogheda on Sunday February 17th 2013.