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

Beaulieu House, Drogheda. County Louth 1680

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A rare example of an original 17th century mansion in Ireland The beautiful Beaulieu House is located 3 miles from the town of Drogheda in County Louth. This is a rare example of [...]

Beaulieu House, Drogheda. County Louth 16802019-06-26T09:37:45+00:00

Castle Roche, Dundalk. County Louth 1236

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One of the most striking Anglo-Norman castles in Ireland but don't look out the window  Castle Roche is one of the most striking Anglo-Norman castles in Ireland. It was built in 1236 by [...]

Castle Roche, Dundalk. County Louth 12362019-06-26T17:16:11+00:00

Ardee Castle, Ardee. County Louth 15th century

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The largest fortified medieval tower house in Ireland  Ardee Castle is located right on the main street of Ardee village in County Louth. It is the largest fortified medieval tower house in Ireland. [...]

Ardee Castle, Ardee. County Louth 15th century2019-06-27T13:26:24+00:00

Taaffe’s Castle, Carlingford. County Louth 1520

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Once a prosperous trading port with 5 Royal charters & The Earls of Carlingford Taaffe's Castle is situated in the beautiful medieval town of Carlingford. It was built around 1520 as a fortified [...]

Taaffe’s Castle, Carlingford. County Louth 15202019-06-27T16:30:48+00:00

St Laurence’s Gate, Drogheda. County Louth 1280

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The finest barbican in Ireland, Clear 360' views & Cromwell wrecking the place...again! St Laurence's Gate is located in Drogheda in county Louth. This interesting structure was built in 1280 just outside the [...]

St Laurence’s Gate, Drogheda. County Louth 12802019-06-27T16:38:34+00:00

Mellifont Abbey, Tullyallen. County Meath 1142

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The first and most important Cistercian Abbey in Ireland Mellifont Abbey located in Tullyallen in co. Meath was founded by St Malachy in 1142. This was the first and most important of Ireland's [...]

Mellifont Abbey, Tullyallen. County Meath 11422019-06-29T06:36:51+00:00