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

Civil War lecture on 15 June
June 13, 2022 10:45 am

A reminder that the final lecture of the Spring lecture season will be held via Zoom on Wednesday 15 June […]

Summer excursion programme 2022
May 31, 2022 10:44 am

The Society’s summer excursion programme is resuming for Summer 2022. The planned events are as follows: All day outing in […]

Dundalk Jail during the Civil War
March 24, 2022 8:19 pm

As part of the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 initiative, a booklet and short film have been produced by the Louth […]


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.


Walking tour of Castlebellingham

August 7, 2022 2:00 pm


Visit to Glaspistol Castle

July 21, 2022 6:30 pm

Glaspistol, Clogherhead

Visit to Aiken Barracks, Dundalk

July 6, 2022 6:30 pm

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