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 Journal
January 11, 2021 1:04 pm

The Society’s 2019 Journal has recently been published and distributed to members. The contents of this Journal include: Saint Mochta […]

Ramble along the ‘old new’ Newry Road
October 23, 2020 4:37 pm

This video by Don Johnston takes the viewer along the old Newry Road, just north of the Ballymascanlan roundabout. The […]

PJ Carroll’s Building – 50 Years
September 26, 2020 9:42 am

  P.J. Carroll’s Building (Factory) in Dundalk, now 50 years old, was opened in 1970. This video looks at 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.


POSTPONED: Tories, Tolls and Highwaymen: the Dundalk road to South Armagh from earliest times

March 31, 2020 8:00 pm

Doolargy, Ravensdale, Co. Louth

POSTPONED: The Royal Irish Constabulary in Louth 1912-1922

March 11, 2020 8:00 pm

Seatown Place, Dundalk

The Irish Big House and the Slave Trade

February 27, 2020 8:00 pm

Millmount, Drogheda

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