County Louth - "The Wee County"
County Louth, affectionately
known as "The Wee County" is ideally situated on the North East
coast of Ireland enjoying simultaneous views of the mountains and
sea alike. It is a vibrant county for Industry, Education,
Agriculture, Tourism and Cultural Heritage. Louth
is easily accessible being only an hours drive to Dublin or Belfast.County Louth is renowned for it's beautiful beaches - some of
which have featured in well-known box-office films. County Louth is
well served with shops, restaurants, pubs, banks and a wide
selection of tourist accommodation and recreational amenities.Tallanstown village ,County Louth was a previous
winner of the Tidy Towns competition. The village of Tallanstown was
closely associated with the Foster family and a sculpture in the
village commemorates Sir Vere Foster, who helped set up Ireland's
national schools and developed the famous handwriting copy books.
Carlingforda medieval town with an immense background, and an even bigger
future, with it's breathtaking scenery, including Carlingford Lough,
the Mourne Mountains, ("sweeping down to the sea"), the Irish Sea,
and the Isle of Man, viewable with the naked eye, from certain
vantage points on the mountain walks, which tower above the town.
is situated between, or about an hour's drive from either Dublin
or Belfast Airports, taking you through some of the most
invigorating greenery to be found anywhere on this earth. When
country singer, Johnny Cash, sang about Ireland, he sang about
it's 'Forty Shades of Green', and believe me, if you spare
yourself the time, you can count them.
Droghedais one of Ireland's oldest and most historical towns. Situated
only 28 miles (45K) from Dublin. It is very accessible from Dublin
and Belfast, Air and Seaports. Chartered in 1194 AD by the Norman
King John, the history of the townland extends further back into
the folklore of arrival of the Celts in Ireland.
Drogheda Arts Festival in County Louth
is held at the end of April where you
can enjoy a
mix of contemporary, Irish and
international music, visual arts,
theatre and with family
entertainment, it is
a lively festival in Drogheda.
Drogheda Food Festival,
Co Louth is held in August where you can
sample the local food and enjoy some
wine tasting with street entertainment
for all the family and the Teddy Bears
Picnic for the kids.
Visit Louth County Museum which has records of the historical
development of County Louth from the Stone Age up to the present. County
Louth can be enjoyed for its many historical sites at Knockabbey Castle
and Gardens in Tallanstown, Monasterboice Monastery
and High Crosses and the old Cistercian abbey, Old Mellifont
Abbey founded in 1142. While touring Louth
call to visit to Cooley Distillery on the Cooley Peninsula and take a
Beaulieu House, Garden & Car Museum can be enjoyed on a day out in
County Louth for a family day out. For the Golfers you have Ardee Golf
Club, Ballymascanlon Golf Course, Dundalk Golf Club and County Louth
Golf Club. Enjoy the racing in County Louth at Dundalk Stadium,
Racecourse Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth.