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

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 […]

2022 Spring lecture series
March 14, 2022 10:53 am

The society’s Spring 2022 lecture series has now been published. 22 March 2022 – Tories, Tolls and Rapparees in North […]

2021 Winter lecture series
November 5, 2021 5:05 pm

The society’s Winter 2021 lecture series has been published. 15 November 2021 – Cherishing the Legacy: Highlights from the County […]


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 Civil War in Louth

Castle Roche: Its History and Architecture

April 27, 2022 7:30 pm

Tories, Tolls and Rapparees in North Louth

March 22, 2022 7:30 pm

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