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

LCC Decade of Centenaries Programme Symposium, ‘Borders 100’
October 19, 2021 1:53 pm

  The Louth Library Service has announced the upcoming LCC Decade of Centenaries Programme Symposium, ‘Borders 100’, which runs from 27 […]

Launch of ‘Ardee and the Irish Revolution 1912-1923’
September 21, 2021 1:49 pm

  A new book titled Ardee and the Irish Revolution 1912-1923 was launched on 20 September 2021 in Ardee. The […]

A visit to Urney Graveyard
August 31, 2021 2:04 pm

  A visit to Urney Graveyard in Dungooley is the latest in the series of virtual rambles created by Seamus […]


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.


The domestic architecture of eighteenth-century Drogheda

May 11, 2021 7:30 pm


The Royal Irish Constabulary, Villains or Victims?

April 27, 2021 7:30 pm


Barmeath in the 1820s – from Lady Bellew’s letters to her daughter

April 13, 2021 7:30 pm


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