County Louth

It is named after the village of Louth, which in turn is named after Lugh, a god of the ancient Irish. Historically, the placename has had various spellings; “Lugmad”, “Lughmhaigh”, and “Lughmhadh” . Lú is the modern simplified spelling.
County Louth is colloquially known as ‘The wee county’ as it is Ireland’s smallest county by area.

These are some of the most significant landmarks, buildings and monuments in County Louth

Cúchulainn’s Stone

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Cúchulainn's Stone (Clochafarmore) is located near the village of Knockbridge in co.Louth. It may date to anytime between 1000 b.c - 500 a.d. According to legend, the mortally wounded Cúchulainn bound himself to this 10 [...]

Cúchulainn’s Stone2019-06-21T10:26:09+00:00

Regarded as Ireland’s most beautiful High Cross

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Muiredach’s High Cross, Monasterboice, County Louth This is the wonderful Muiredach’s High Cross. It is regarded as the most beautiful Celtic cross in the World and Ireland’s greatest contribution to European sculpture. It stands 18-feet [...]

Regarded as Ireland’s most beautiful High Cross2019-06-21T10:26:11+00:00

The most photographed dolmen in the north of Ireland

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Proleek Dolmen, Ballymascanlon, County Louth This is the beautiful and graceful Proleek Dolmen located on the legendary Cooley Peninsula in co. Louth. It is one of the finest examples in Ireland and dates from between [...]

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Regarded as the most beautiful High Cross in the World

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Muiredach’s High Cross, Monasterboice, County Louth This is the wonderful Muiredach’s High Cross. It is regarded as the most beautiful Celtic cross in the World and Ireland’s greatest contribution to European sculpture. It stands 18-feet [...]

Regarded as the most beautiful High Cross in the World2019-06-21T10:26:52+00:00