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The Wee County

County Louth Ireland

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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.

Carlingford a 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. It 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.

Drogheda is 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 Food Festival

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.


Visitor Attractions

Louth County Museum, Dundalk, Co Louth

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 tour.

 What's On

Ballymascanlon Golf Course, Co Louth

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.





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