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Uncover the Charm of County Louth: A Journey Through Ireland’s Leinster Province

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Uncover the Charm of County Louth

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In the heart of Ireland’s scenic province of Leinster, County Louth invites you to embark on a journey filled with history, culture, and natural splendor.

This charming county, with its medieval towns and picturesque landscapes, offers a delightful array of experiences for visitors. From the historic town of Carlingford with its narrow lanes and ancient castle to the vibrant streets of Drogheda and the serene coastal beauty of Clogherhead, County Louth beckons with a diverse tapestry of attractions.

Explore ancient monastic sites like Monasterboice, enjoy the coastal charm of fishing villages, and delve into the rich history at the Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre. Whether you’re drawn to cultural landmarks, scenic walks, or seaside tranquility, County Louth unfolds a captivating tapestry waiting to be explored.

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    • 1. Carlingford:   – Explore the medieval town of Carlingford with its narrow streets and historic buildings.   – Visit King John’s Castle for panoramic views of the area.   – Enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, zip-lining, and water sports.
    • 2. Drogheda:   – Visit St. Peter’s Church and explore its historic graveyard.   – Discover the Highlanes Gallery, showcasing contemporary and traditional Irish art.   – Walk along the Boyne River and take in the scenic views.
    • 3. Monasterboice:   – Admire the ancient Celtic crosses and round tower.   – Explore the ruins of Monasterboice, an early Christian monastic settlement.
    • 4. Clogherhead:   – Relax on the sandy beaches and take a stroll along the scenic coastline.   – Visit the picturesque fishing village and enjoy fresh seafood.
    • 5. Beaulieu House and Gardens:   – Tour the elegant Beaulieu House, a historic mansion with beautiful gardens.   – Experience the charm of the 17th-century estate and its surroundings.
    • 6. Cooley Peninsula:   – Hike or drive through the Cooley Mountains for stunning views.   – Visit the Cooley Distillery and learn about the whiskey-making process.
    • 7. Louth County Museum:   – Explore the diverse exhibits showcasing the history and heritage of County Louth.
    • 8. Ardee Castle:   – Discover the medieval Ardee Castle and its historical significance.
    • 9. Dunany Woods and Beach:    – Enjoy a peaceful walk through Dunany Woods.    – Relax on the sandy beaches and take in the coastal scenery.
    • 10. Tain Trail and Tain Way:    – Follow the Tain Trail or Tain Way for scenic walks and hikes.
    • 11. Mellifont Abbey:    – Visit the ruins of Mellifont Abbey, the first Cistercian monastery in Ireland.
    • 12. Dundalk:    – Explore Dundalk town, with its mix of shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions.    – Attend events at the Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol.

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What is the highest peak in County Louth?

The highest peak in County Louth is Carlingford Mountain aka Slieve Foy or Slieve Foye (Irish: Sliabh Feá), which stands at 583 metres (1,915 feet) above sea level.

It is located in the Mourne Mountains and offers spectacular views of the surrounding countryside from its summit. The area is popular with hikers and nature lovers due to its stunning scenery, rolling hills and abundant wildlife. Carlingford Mountain is also home to a number of archaeological finds, including an ancient Christian church from the early medieval period.

The mountain is part of the Cooley-Gullion Geotourism Area, which has been designated as a European Geopark due to its unique geological features. It is a great spot for those looking to explore the outdoors and learn more about County Louth’s natural history.

Uncover the Charm of County Louth

County Louth – Things to See and Do


Last updated May 29, 2023


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