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

Launch of Armagh: The Irish Revolution, 1912-23
May 6, 2024 10:26 am

Armagh: The Irish Revolution, 1912-23 will be launched on on Wednesday 15th May. The book is co-authored by Donal Hall, […]

Launch of Louth – History and Society
November 3, 2023 3:59 pm

We are very excited about the launch this month of Louth – History and Society: Interdisciplinary essays on the history […]

AGM Notice for 2023
July 24, 2023 3:09 pm

The Society’s AGM will be held on Tuesday 12 September 2023 at 8.00 p.m. via Zoom. As this will be […]


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.


Death and burial in Louth 8000 BC – AD 400

April 25, 2024 8:00 pm

Boyne Valley Hotel

The History of Nursery Cross, Collon

April 11, 2024 8:00 pm

Collon Church of Ireland

The 1641 Depositions in relation to County Louth

March 21, 2024 8:00 pm

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