About us

Founded in Dundalk in 1903, the Society’s main objects are to preserve, examine and illustrate all ancient monuments, memorials and documents of County Louth and adjoining districts, to study the arts, manners and customs of the past to which these monuments belong, to find out all that is ascertainable about the archaeology and history of the area and to assist the museums in the County, and the County Archive, to discharge their functions.

Latest news

2019 Autumn lecture series
October 20, 2019 2:56 pm

The Society’s lecture series for Autumn 2019 has now been published. The lectures will be held throughout November and topics […]

Louth County Council Festival of History 2019
September 6, 2019 9:21 am

The Louth County Council Festival of History will run from September 24th-28th, part of the communities strand of the 2019 […]

National Heritage Week 2019
August 9, 2019 10:43 am

This year’s National Heritage Week runs from Saturday 17th August to Sunday 25th August. The week is coordinated by the […]


Membership of the Society is open to all persons, whether living in Ireland or abroad. Membership is also open to corporate and state bodies such as libraries and educational institutions.

Membership entitles you to attend all public meetings, including the AGM, of the Society and to receive notification of all public events organised by the Society i.e. lectures, excursions, and book launches. Members receive a complimentary copy of the Society’s journal which is published annually and online access to the Ireland Collection of journals and periodicals held by the JSTOR digital repository. In addition, members enjoy preferential rates on the purchase of back issues of the Society’s journal and other publications and on participation in Society excursions

The current membership fee is €20.00 for a calendar year. Members of more than ten years standing have the option of purchasing life membership for the sum of €200.00.

Membership fees may be paid securely online via the Membership page or by clicking on the link below. Fees may also be paid by cheque or wire transfer; details for such payments may be obtained from the Hon. Treasurer by emailing louthontreas03@gmail.com.


AGM 2020

January 29, 2020 8:00 pm

Millmount, Drogheda

A Window to the Past – the Archival Collection at Barmeath Castle

November 27, 2019 8:00 pm

Millmount, Drogheda

Theatre, Play and Culture in Dundalk 1900-1923

November 21, 2019 8:00 pm

Seatown Place, Dundalk

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