County Louth information
County Louth is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Leinster and is part of the Border Region. It is named after the village of Louth. This is a county steeped in myth, legend and history and it saw the influence of the Vikings as seen in the name of Carlingford Lough. They also established a longphort at Annagassan in the ninth century.
Image: Cooley Mountains, County Louth
Towns and settlements
Below you will find a list of towns within County Louth. If a Further information link is available, please click on it to find detailed information including accommodation, restaurants, bars, pubs, shops and more...
Dundalk - Further information
Drogheda - Further information
Carlingford - Further information
Places to visit
Louth County Museum - Magnificent museum housed in a restored 18th century warehouse, the four floors space contain exhibits detailing the natural and industrial history of County Louth.
Knockabbey Castle and Gardens - Knockabbey Castle has evolved over the last millennium and each of the families who lived there have left their mark. They contain some of the finest historical water gardens to be found anywhere in the country, dating back to the 11th century.
Monasterboice - The historic ruins of Monasterboice are of an early Christian settlement in County Louth in Ireland, north of Drogheda. It was founded in the late 5th century by Saint Buithe who died around 521 and was an important centre of religion and learning until the founding of nearby Mellifont Abbey in 1142.
Mellifont Abbey - located close to Drogheda in County Louth, was the first Cistercian abbey to be built in Ireland.
Shrine of St. Oliver Plunkett - Oliver Plunket (1 November 1625 – 1 July 1681) was the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of all Ireland who was the last victim of the Popish Plot. He was beatified in 1920 and canonised in 1975, thus becoming the first new Irish saint for almost seven hundred years.
Beaulieu House & Garden
Recommended accommodation in County Louth
Ghan House, Carlingford - Built in 1727, Ghan House is a 4* AA rated, fully restored, family run Georgian House now in its 23rd year of continuous business. One of the oldest private houses of its type in Ireland, a tree length from Medieval Carlingford with 3 acres of walled mature gardens - View website - Book now