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