ABOUT US

Welcome to the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society

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.

The Society functions through its Council which is elected every year at AGM. The current Council consists of 22 people drawn from all parts of County Louth (and a few in Meath!) A list of the Council members may be seen on the Contact page. The Council meets every month to transact the business of the Society which includes the organisation of events, election of new members, discussion of policy and planning matters, which includes agreeing the submission of observations to statutory bodies, and any other matters arising.

If you, whether as a member or not, have an issue which you wish to raise, please contact any Council member who will be happy to discuss it with you and, if appropriate, bring it to the attention of the Council.

The activities of the Society can be generally divided into:

Journal

The Society publishes a Journal annually. See the Journal page for more information.

Lectures

Spring and Autumn lecture series are held, usually with three lectures in each series. The lecture venues are spread widely throughout the county. See the Events page for details of forthcoming lectures.

Excursions

Throughout the summer months, the Society organises trips to places of historical and archaeological interest in the County and further afield. This generally involves one all day trip and several other afternoon excursions. See the Events page for details.

Representations

The Society monitors planning and development matters and other developments which might impact on the heritage of the County. In some cases, the Society is consulted by statutory and other bodies for its views. Where deemed desirable, the Society makes submissions to relevant bodies on these issues, including the submission of observations to local authorities on planning applications.

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