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Mellifont Abbey

Mellifont Abbey (Irish: An Mhainistir Mhor , literally “the great abbey”), located near Drogheda in County Louth, was the first Cistercian monastery built in Ireland.


Drawing of the door of the chapter house from 1755, just before it was removed from the site.

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Founded in 1142 on the orders of Saint Malachy, Archbishop of Armagh, Mellifont Abbey sits on the banks of the River Mattock, some ten kilometers (6 miles) northwest of Drogheda.

By 1170, Mellifont had a hundred monks and three hundred lay brothers. The Abbey became the model for other Cistercian monastery built in Ireland, with his formal style imported from the monasteries of the same order in France; it was the most important monastery in Ireland until it was closed in 1539, when it became a fortified house.

The Synod of 1152

Main article: Synod of Kells Mellifont

An important synod held in Mellifont in 1152 recorded in the Annals of the Four Masters, indicating that the synod attended bishops and kings along with the papal legate John Paparo (Saint Malachy had died some four years in advance). The inauguration of the church took place in 1157 and claimed the church’s authority by banishing the king of Meath, Donnchadh Ua Maeleachlainn.

Various kings gave donations to help this foundation: Muirchertach Ua Lochlainn, provincial king of Ulster gave cattle, some gold and even a local town country Donnchad Ua Cearbhallär king of Airgialla (Oriel), who had donated the land, also gave gold, while Derbforgaill, wife Tigernan Ua Ruairc gave gold, a chalice and altar cloth.

The Abbey then closing

1603 The Treaty of Mellifont agreed English crown and Hugh O’Neill, Earl of Tyrone in the monastery grounds Mellifont was then belong to Garret Moore, 1st Viscount Moore, who was a close friend of Tyrone, and helped to persuade him to sign the treaty. Moore family left on the front Mellifont in 1927.

William of Orange used Mellifont Abbey House as his headquarters during the Battle of the Boyne 1690th

Mellifont Abbey is now a ruin. Some of the original monastery remains, save an 13th century lavabo (where monks washed their hands before eating), some Romanesque arches and a 14th-taletdomkapitlet.

New Mellifont Abbey is home to Cistercian in County Louth, and is located in Collon, a small village and townland in the southwest corner of County Louth, Ireland, on the N2 national head headed.


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See also

  • List of abbeys and priories in Ireland (County Louth)


The historic ruins of Monasterboice (Irish: Mainistir Bhuithe ) are of an early Christian settlement in County Louth in Ireland, north of Drogheda. [1]It was founded in the late 5th century by Saint Buithe who died around 521, [2]and was an important center of religion and learning to the founding of nearby Mellifont Abbey in 1142. [1]

On the factory site are two churches built in the 14th century or later and an earlier round tower, but it is most famous for its 10th century high crosses.

The round tower is about 35 meters long, and is in very good condition, although it is not possible to enter. The passage of time has established strata so now the doorway is almost at marknivå.Klostret burned in 1097. [1]

5.5 meters Muiredach High Cross is regarded as the finest high cross in all of Ireland. It is named after an abbot, Muiredach Mac Domhnaill, who died in 923 and has biblical ristningarav both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. North and West crosses are also fine examples of this type of structure, but these have suffered much more from the effects of the weather. A copy of the main transverse held in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Poet and historian Mainistrech Flann, Flann of Monasterboice, was a lecturer here.

The name Monasterboice is a part-anglisering of the Irish name Mainistir Bhuithe means “Monastery Buithe”. It was formerly anglicised asMonasterboye and Monasterboyse . Boice is the English version of the Latin name Boecius adopted corresponding to the Irish Buithe. [3]

See also 

  • List of abbeys and priories in Ireland (County Louth)
  • Celtic art


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Drogheda (/ dr ɒ h d s g /; / dr ɔː Article /; Irish: Droichead Atha , som betyder “bro av Ford”) Industriell och är en av Irish hamnstad kusten the County Louth på den Östra, 56 km (35 mi) Norr om Dublin. Det är på den sista brygg punkten floden Gar den i Irlandska sjön Innan Boyne. Postnummer hands Stadens eircode, R A92.

As the River Boyne parts pins in Armagh and Meath, was Drogheda was founded as two separate towns, Drogheda-in-Meath (for which a charter was granted in 1194) and Drogheda-in-Oriel (or “Uriel”) that County Louth was then known. In 1412, these two cities united and Drogheda became a “County Corporate”, designed as “County of the city Drogheda.Drogheda continued as a County Borough until the establishment Landstings, through the adoption of municipal (Ireland) Act 1898, which saw all Drogheda, including a large area south of the Boyne, become part of an expanded County Louth. With the passage of County Louth and Borough of Drogheda (Boundaries) Provisional Order, 1976, grew County Louth again larger at the expense of County Meath. The limit further changed in 1994 by the Local Government (Boundaries) (Town Elections) Regulations 1994. 2007-2013 Meath County Development Plan recognizes the Meath environs of Drogheda as a primary growth center on par with Navan.

In recent years, Drogheda economy has diversified from its traditional industries, with an increasing number of employees in the retail, services and technology sectors. The city also has a community of independent artists and musicians who have been looking into the local economy rather than Dublin for employment.

The large town of Drogheda has a hinterland of 70,000+ within a 15 km / 10 mile radius include County Louth and Meath.

According to the 2011 Irish census, there are 30,393 in Drogheda Town

Electoral Division Population
County Louth
drogheda Town 30393
St Peters 9151
Termonfeckin 3294
Mullary 1723
Monasterboice 1342
TOTAL 41925
County Meath
Duleek 5177
Grangegeeth 594
Julianstown 9606
killary 502
Melifont 561
Painstown 1175
Slane 1861
St Marys (of) 10769
Stackallan 4696
TOTAL 31557



Commemoration of the Official Charter


Town early town lies in an area with an abundance of archaeological monuments from the Neolithic period onwards, of which the major Passage Tombs of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth are probably the best known. [5]The remarkable density of archaeological sites of prehistoric and early Christian periods uncovered in recent years in connection with the development, especially during the construction of the northern Motorway: Gormanston to Monasterboice, or “Drogheda Bypass”, have shown that the interior of Drogheda has been a solid landscape for thousands of years. [6]

St Mary Magdalene Friary.

Despite local tradition that connects Millmount to Amergin Glúingel in his 1978 study of the history and archeology of the city, said John Bradley that “no documentary or archaeological evidence suggests that there was no settlement in the city before the arrival of the Normans.” [7] results of the many and often large excavations conducted in the area of the medieval town during the last decade seems to have confirmed this statement. [8]

The earliest monuments of the city is motte-and-bailey castle, now known as Millmount Fort, which overlooks the town from a bluff on the south bank of the Boyne, and probably built by the Norman Lord of Meath, Hugh de Lacy sometime before 1186. The earliest known town charter is granted Drogheda-in-Meath by Walter de Lacy in 1194. [9] in the 1600s the city name was also spelled “Tredagh” in accordance with the common pronunciation, as documented by Gerard Boate in his work Ireland’s “Natural History .

Drogheda was an important walled city English Pale during the Middle Ages.It often hosts meetings Irish Parliament at the time. In a spill-over from the War of the Roses, according RJMitchell in John Tiptoft, Earl of Worcester , the earl of Desmond was and his two youngest sons (still children) are carried out there on Valentine’s Day, 1468, on the orders of the Earl of Worcester, the Lord Deputy of Ireland. It later came to light (see Robert Fabyan, “the new Chronicles of England and France”), that the queen herself was involved in the decisions ges.Parlamentet moved to the city in 1494 and passed Poynings’ team, the most important legislation in Irish history, a years later. This effectively subordinated to the Irish Parliament’s legislative powers of the king and his English Council.


St. Laurence Gate

The city was besieged twice during the Irish League of war.

On the second occasion an attack mas made on the town from the south, the high walls breached and the city was taken by Oliver Cromwell, September 11, 1649 [10] as part of the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland and it was the site of a massacre of the Royalist defenders. In his words, after the siege of Drogheda, “When they left their officers knocked on the head, and every tenth man of the soldiers were killed, and the rest is delivered to Barbados.”[11]

See also: Siege of Drogheda (1641) and the Siege of Drogheda

The Earldom of Drogheda was created in the Peerage of Ireland 1661st

The Battle of the Boyne, 1690, occurred about 6 kilometers (3.7 mi) west of the city, on the banks of the River Boyne in Oldbridge.

In 1790 Drogheda Harbour Commissioners established later Drogheda Port Company

In 1825, the Drogheda Steam Packet Company was established in the city, which provides transportation services to Liverpool.

In 1837 the population was in the Drogheda area 17 365 of whom 15,138 lived in the city. [12]


A Norman elements in Drogheda crest is its center, St. Laurence Gate. The three lions flanking Norman Barbican and the star and crescent, like those on weapons Portsmouth, taken from Richard the Lionheart’s arms that gave both cities their statutes. On the other side of the Barbican is a vessel that indicates Drogheda status as a major port. The city’s motto Deus Bureau, Mercator Tura decus can be translated as “God our strength, merchandise our honor”. [13]

A local story says that the star and growing was included in the city’s arms after the Ottoman Empire (the predecessor of the Republic of Turkey) sent economic aid and ships carrying food to Drogheda during the Great Famine.[14] There are no records that the Drogheda Port or the Irish National Library , due to a fire occurring in the 20’s. Star and growing believed the time before starvation. [15] But newspaper articles from the period are three foreign ships up the River Boyne in May 1847. [16] In addition, a letter found in the Ottoman archives, written by Irish personalities, express thanks Sultan Abdülmecid I for his help.

A film shot on the topic as well. [17]


St Oliver Plunkett head

1921 kept the severed head of Saint Oliver Plunkett, who was executed in London in 1681, was shown in St. St. Peter’s Church, where it remains today.The church is located on West Street, which is the main street of the city.



The city hosts an annual Summer Samba Festival, where Samba bands from around the world converge on the town for three days of parades and drums.[18]

It is also home to Calipo theater company specializing in multi-media productions and has achieved great success in Ireland and abroad. Citation needed]

The city also Droichead Youth Theatre.

Tillsatsen av Little Duke Theatre Company (Drogheda School of Performing Arts [19] ) i Duke Street, i den gamla julianska Blinds byggnaden.

The Calipo Theatre was founded in 1994 in Drogheda by Darren and Colin Thornton, former members of the Droichead Youth Theatre.

Upstate Theatre Project is a performing arts organization located in Drogheda. The organization was founded in 1997 by Declan Mallon, also one of the founders of the Droichead Youth Theatre.

The Municipal Centre in Stockwell Street acts as a base for most of the city’s artists, under the Droichead Arts Centre, and with a gallery space and a theater. The former Garda Station in West Street is now a satellite location of the Droichead Arts Centre. This website is called Barlow House.

Drogheda also has a long tradition of its own pantomime citation needed ] , which is usually held in January / February each year. These productions have been going about 60 years. Many locations have been used for the production including Barbican Theatre on the site of the old parochial Centre.



Drogheda has also been the scene of some of the most important contemporary music events in Ireland. Louth Contemporary Music Society invited the American composer Terry Riley performing in Drogheda 2007. Arvo Pärtförsta Irish missions and visits to the country was in Drogheda in February 2008. Michael Nyman performed in Drogheda in May 2008. John Tavener’s Temenos festival was held in October 2008, and the Russian composer Alexander Knaifel was the focus of a portrait concert as part of the Drogheda Arts Festival May 1, 2009. [20]


The composer and Aosdána member, Michael Holohan, has lived in Drogheda since 1983. His compositions have been performed and broadcast both at home and abroad. Career Highlights Drogheda include “Cromwell” in 1994 (RTÉCO), “The Mass of Fire” 1995 (RTÉ broadcast live) and “No Sanctuary” in 1997 (in the Augustinian Church of Nobel laureate poet Seamus Heaney). Research blue and white , a CD of his piano music launched in the National concert Hall in 2009 and a concert pianist, Therese Fahy was an artist. A keen supporter of the arts, he is also a former chairman of the Droichead Arts Centre.


Drogheda has a number of brass bands and is home to Drogheda Brass Band, National Brass Band Champions of Ireland 2007-12, and Lourdes Brass Band.


October 2006 was inaugurated the city’s first dedicated Municipal Art Gallery and visual arts center, the High Gallery, housed in the former Franciscan Friary of St Laurence Street. The High Gallery holds Drogheda important municipal art collection, which dates from the 17th century, as well as visiting exhibitions in a stadium which meets major international museum and gallery standards. Citation needed ] Drogheda most famous artist was abstract expressionism painting Nano Reid (1900-1981).


Drogheda and its hinterland have always had a very strong literary tradition.Oisín McGann is an award-winning author of children’s literature. Angela Greene (death) was the first poet to win Drogheda Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award1988 for its collection Silence and the Blue Night . Poet Susan Connolly has been widely published and broadcast. She got Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh fellowship in poetry in 2001 for his life’s work. The poet, writer and occasional programs Marie MacSweeney has received Francis MacManus Short Story Award for his short story “dunk in the dark”.


  • Drogheda acted as stand-in location for many scenes in the 1984 movieCal . A drama set during the Troubles in Northern Ireland, played the John Lynch and Helen Mirren. For his role in the film Mirren was voted best actress at both the 1984 Cannes Film Festival and the 1985 Evening Standard British Film Awards.
  • It served as the setting for the five-part drama series Love Is Drug filmed and broadcast in 2004. It was directed by Drogheda local Darren Thornton.
  • In 2011 Feargal Quinn fronted RTÉ’s Local Heroes campaign in Drogheda, who assembled a team of experts in order to get the local economy. It aired as RTÉ 1’s six-part TV series, Local Heroes – a town fighting back .


Aerial view of Drogheda

With the expansion of the Irish economy in the 1990s, during the “Celtic Tiger” years, Drogheda became one of the most important secondary places for people who work in Dublin to buy a house, real estate prices in the capital became prohibitive for many first-time home buyer. This was facilitated by the expansion of the transport infrastructure in the direction of Drogheda ie, the sword and the Balbriggan bypass, the Boyne River Bridge and the increased number of commuter trains running in the city. Partly as a result, the central area of Drogheda rebuilt, and two large shopping centers have opened, while several national and international retailers have opened stores. In 2007, partly pedestrianized streets in the city’s main street, West Street, was completed.

On the south quay in the space of the former Lakeland Dairies building (an old industrial area) was Scotch Hall Shopping Centre and the D Hotel was completed in November 2005. A new pedestrian bridge extends from the north quay, at the mayoralty Street, in the complex. Phase two of the development, which will soon begin construction, will extend further down along the river front, on the site of the former Irish oilcake works. It will have an extension of shopping centers and hotels, new apartments, cinema and a riverside plaza.


M1 traffic crossing the Boyne River Bridge.


Drogheda is close to the M1 (E1 Euro Route 1) (main Dublin – Belfast motorway). The Boyne River Bridge carries traffic from the M1, the River Boyne, 3 km west of the city. It opened June 9, 2003 and is the longest cable-stayed bridge in Ireland.


Drogheda acquired rail links to Dublin in 1844, Navan in 1850 and Belfast in 1852. Passenger traffic between Drogheda and Navan ended in 1958, but the line is open for freight traffic (Tara Mines / Platin Cement) traffic. 1966 Drogheda station was renamed “MacBride”. Drogheda rail station was opened May 25, 1844. [21]

The station has direct trains on Enterprise north to Dundalk, Newry, Portadown, Lisburn and Belfast Central, and south to Dublin Connolly.

A wide range of Irish Rail commuter services connect south to Balbriggan, Malahide, Howth Junction, Connolly, Tara Street, Dublin Pearse, Grand Canal Dock, Dun Laoghaire, Bray, Grey, Wicklow, Rathdrum and Arklow.


Drogheda Bus Station is on the Donore Road and includes the area, information offices and toilets waiting. It replaces an earlier facility at the Bullring.

As a city service, route 173 , several local roads radiate from Drogheda and a number of them have had their frequency increased in recent years. Local roads include: 100 (Newry / Dundalk by Dunleer), 100X (Dundalk – – Dublin),101 (Julianstown – Balbriggan – Dublin), 163 (Brú na via Baltray & Termonfeckin), 190 / A (Laytownvia Mornington & Bettystown and Trim / Athboy through Slane and Navan). [22]

On Friday and Saturday evenings there is also a night bus, road 101Noperated by Bus Éireann (Dublin – Dublin Airport – Balbriggan -Drogheda) and return.

Matthews Coaches also operate a Dundalk to Dublin route serving the city.[23]

Past Bus Eireann routes included 184 to Garrison Town and 185 to Bellewstown but these suspended for some years ago.


Defined by its location as the last border crossing at Boyne before it reaches the sea, Drogheda seven bridges in the vicinity.


Drogheda District members from the 2014 local elections
Local area Electoral name Part
drogheda imelda Munster Ourselves
Paul Bell Labour party
alan Cassidy Ourselves
Tommy Byrne Fianna Fail
Kevin Callan Independent
Oliver Tully Fine Gael
Frank Godfrey Independent
richie Culhane Fine Gael
pious Smith Labour party
Kenneth Flood Ourselves

Drogheda Borough Council is an elected local government agency that has been contracted under the Local Government Act 2001 to provide community leadership and a forum for the democratic representation of the community. Responsibilities include recreational support, operation of the Litter Act, contributions to the development of tourism, events, licensing, art support, etc. The City Council executive consists of twelve elected council, headed by the mayor. The current mayor is Richard Culhane (Fine Gael). [24]

For local elections to Louth County Council, the city is part of two local election areas – Drogheda East (6) and Drogheda West (4). This includes both the urban Drogheda area and surrounding countryside.

For the purposes of elections to Dáil Éireann, the city is part of the five-seat Louth constituency that returns five TDs. After the 2011 general election, the constituency chose two TDs for the Fine Gael Party (center right), and a TD each förFianna Fáil (center to center-right), the Labour Party (center left) and Sinn Fein (left side).


The local economy in Drogheda, like many other cities in Ireland, is changing rapidly. The old industries based around linen and textiles, brewing, shipping and manufacturing has now disappeared or are in decline. More recently, the company slowed down because of the recession and Drogheda are facing increased unemployment.

There are still a number of major employers in the city, including:

  • Drogheda Port Company, the oldest domestic employers since 1790
  • Glanbia, the dairy products factory. (Glanbia Dairy, Drogheda was founded by Ryan Dairies (1957), became the DDD (Drogheda and Dundalk Dairies) in 1959. Taken over by Avommore Dairies in 1986, which merged with Waterford to form Glanbia 1997).
  • Premier RHI AG, or Premier periclase, producing Seawater Magnesia products at its facility – 115 employees
  • Flogas, a national gas distributor
  • Nature’s Best, a new food processor
  • Hilton Foods, en kött processor
  • Boyne Valley Foods, a producer and distributor of olive oil, jam and honey
  • Irish Cement, operates Ireland’s largest cement on Platin.
  • International Flavours & Fragrances (IFF), a manufacturer of perfumes and food aromas (plant closed in 2010)
  • Becton Dickinson (BD), a manufacturer of medical syringes and related equipment
  • D Hotel, Hospitality

New additions to the local economy include:

  • IDA Business and Technology Park: a 25 hectare (62 acre) with direct access to the Dublin-Belfast, developed and designed for the needs of both the IT, financial and internationally traded services sectors.
  • International Fund Services, a leading provider of fund accounting and administration services to the hedge fund industry globally, is setting up a hedge fund management operation in Drogheda, Co. Louth, with the creation of up to 235 jobs.
  • Eight business incubation units for high-tech start-ups are in Milmount complex.

The opening of the Drogheda bypass has led to the development of two large retail parks next to the highway, either side of the Boyne Cable Bridge. On the North Side is the M1 Retail Park and Southside are Drogheda Retail Park.

Because of the recession and the economic crash, have a variety of companies and factories were closed in Drogheda. As a result, Drogheda unemployment problem, [25] , which has in turn led to a serious increase in social problems, including crime (organized, violent and petty), [26] [27]poverty, lack of housing affordability, homelessness, and various substance abuse. As a result, large parts of Drogheda designated RAPID areas, which means that the areas identified by the Government as urban areas of concentrated disadvantage.


Traditionally act took place in the central business district in the center. The main shopping streets are West Street, Shop Street, Peter Street, and Laurence Street. There are five shopping centers, Scotch Hall, Laurence Town Centre, Drogheda shopping center, shopping mall and Abbey Boyne Shopping Centre. A number of retail parks has developed around Drogheda since 2000, mainly in the south and west side of the city.


The local newspapers are Drogheda Independent and The Drogheda leaders , known locally as the DI and Leader . Both papers are published each Wednesday. The Leader a free-of-charge newspaper has a circulation of 28,000 and the Drogheda Independent circulation is 7000. The headquarters of the Drogheda Independent is on Shop Street, Drogheda Leader ‘s office is Laurence Street.

The local radio station is LMFM, broadcasting on 95.8 FM. The headquarters of LMFM is at Marley’s Lane on the south side of town.


  • Football: In December 2005, the city’s football team, Drogheda United, won the FAI Cup for the first time. In 2006 Drogheda United won the Setanta Cup. In 2007 won Drogheda United denLeague of Ireland for the first time in club history. Drogheda United FC brother team Trabzonspor from Turkey. Both team’s colors are claret red and blue.
  • Rugby: Local teams Boyne RFC was formed in 1997 from the merger of Delvin RFC and Drogheda RFC. From 2010, play 1st XV team in Leinster J1 1st division.Drogheda is also home to many rugby playing schools, including St. Mary’s under 14 rugby champions Leinster.
  • Karate: Drogheda School of Karate was founded in February 1969, and has continued services to the city and surrounding areas for over 40 years.
  • Water: Drogheda Water Polo Club has been around since 1983. The clubs have male and female teams from U12 to senior level, competing on provincial and national league level.
  • Diving: Drogheda Sub Aqua Club is a local non-profit diving club was founded in 1974 and affiliated with the Comhairle Fo Thuinn (CFT) and the Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS).


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  • Tommy Breen, Manchester United goalkeeper
  • Gavin Brennan Shamrock Rovers Midfielder
  • Killian Brennan Shamrock Rovers Midfielder
  • Megan Campbell, Manchester City Left Back
  • Jerome Clarke, former Drogheda United forward, earned a cap for Ireland.
  • Nick Colgan, goalkeeper for Sunderland and Ireland.
  • Barry Conlon, former Manchester City striker
  • James Hand, footballer
  • Ian Harte, full-back for Reading FC before Blackpool FC, Leeds United, Levante (Spain) and Sunderland player, and Ireland.
  • Gary Kelly, football and charity campaigner.
  • David McAllister, midfielder
  • Gary Rogers, footballer
  • Steve Staunton, the former Liverpool FC and Aston Villa player was born there.
  • Kevin Thornton, midfielder Coventry City FC and former Ireland in the 21st
  • Sean Thornton, midfielder Drogheda United and former Ireland under 21 national team.


  • Yasmine Akram, comedian and actor in Sherlock (TV Series)
  • Pierce Brosnan, actor, film producer and the environment.
  • Tommy Byrne, former driver, ran briefly in Formula 1 in 1982
  • Tony Byrne, bronze winner for Ireland 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne in the lightweight division.
  • Eamonn Campbell , medlem i The Dubliners .
  • James Cullen, a mathematician who discovered what is now called Cullen numbers.
  • Deirdre Gogarty, 1997 Women’s International Boxing Federation (WIBF) Spring Champion Title.
  • Angela Greene , poet, Patrick Kavanagh Award 1988, lax Press.
  • John Philip Holland, inventor of the modern submarine.
  • Michael Holohan, composer and member of Aosdána.
  • Shane Horgan, Leinster Rugby team, former international rugby player Ireland national rugby union team.
  • Sharon Horgan, actor, writer and comedian.
  • William Hughes, Irish-born senator from New Jersey.
  • Colm Judge, Gaelic footballer Louth.
  • Alison Kelly (diplomatic), Irish Ambassador to Israel.
  • Jonathan Kelly , singer-songwriter.
  • William Kenny, recipient of the Victoria Cross.
  • Thomas Lancaster, Bishop, was buried in St. Peter’s Basilica.
  • Evanna Lynch, the actress who starred in the Harry Potter films as Luna Lovegood is from nearby Termonfeckin.
  • Tony Martin, the Canadian Socialist lawmakers.
  • Jill Meagher, victims of crime.
  • Colin O’Donoghue, an actor known for his role as Captain Hook / Killian Jones in the US TV show Once Upon a Time .
  • Deirdre O’Kane, award-winning comedian.
  • Eliza O’Neill, actor.
  • John Boyle O’Reilly, poet and writer, member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood.
  • Nano Reid, painter of landscapes, especially Drogheda, Boyne Valley and surrounding areas.
  • Michael Scott, the architect who designed Busáras and Abbey Theatre.
  • Henry Singleton, judges and friend of Jonathan Swift, was a lifelong resident of Drogheda.
  • Des Smyth, professional golfer, vice captain of the winning Ryder Cup team in 2006.
  • TK Whitaker, former Irish economist who wrote the program for economic growth went to school in Drogheda.


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  9. Jump up ^ Bradley aa 105
  10. Jump up ^ Antonia Fraser Cromwell, our chief of men (London, 1973)
  11. Jump up ^ Cromwell letter to William Lent Hall (1649)
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Carlingford, County Louth

(from Old Norse Kerlingfjǫrðr , which means “narrow sea inlet hag”, [2] Irish: Cairlinn ) is a coastal town and townland in northern County Louth, Ireland. It is situated between Carlingford Lough (to the east) and Slieve Foy, sometimes known as Carlingford Mountain (to the west), located in the Cooley Peninsula. Located on the R176 / R173 roads between Greenore Point and Omeathbyn, Carling is about 27 km north-east (road) from Dundalk (15.6 km directly), 90 km north of Dublin and 11 km south of the border with Northern Ireland. Carlingford won the Irish Tidy Towns Competition, 1988.

Carlingford has a number of medieval streets – the main thing is Tholsel Street which holds the remains of an old tollgate and Mint.



Carling was occupied in the 12th century Norman knight Hugh de Lacy after laying the foundation stone of a castle on a strategic outcrop of rock. A settlement grew up near this fortress. The construction of this castle is attributed by tradition to King John about the year 1210. Castle is an extensive ruin sits on a solid stone – whose sides are surrounded by havet.Berg rise on the inner side, at the foot of which is a narrow passage that previously was commanded by fortress.

prosperous year

Carling’s strategic position on the east coast of Ireland (along with Carrickfergus and Drogheda) made it an important trading port. This trade has led to the relative prosperity during the 14th, 15th and early 16th centuries. Carling early prosperity faltered when in 1388, the town was burned to the ground by a Scottish force under the command of Sir William Douglas of Nithsdale. This was a punishment raid, after the Irish attacks against Galloway, Lord, who was Nithsdale father, Archibald the Grim.

Carlingford received five charter in total; the first in 1326 by Edward II and the last in 1619 under James I. The increased trade encouraged a mercantile class to build in the area, whose results are seen today in the remains of the Mint and Taffe Castle.

In 1637, the Surveyor General of Customs issued a report compiled from accounts customs due from each port and their “subsidiary streams.” Of the Ulster ports on the list, Carrickfergusvar first, followed by Bangor, Donaghadee, and string. Carlingford and Coleraine each had £ 244 customs basis and had the same ranking. [3]

Carling was considered for its green finned oysters remained their main source of employment. Oysters were noted around the world and received a reply when mentioned in the accompanying texts. [4]

War and Ruin

The 1641 Rising, the Irish Ulster, the Cromwellian conquest of 1649, and the subsequent Williamite wars of the 1690s took their toll on the local economy. As noted in the Journal of Isaac Butler, Carling city was in a “state of ruin” of 1744. But the final nail in the coffin was deserte to open water in the prosperous herring shoals occupied lough of the early 18th century.

Modern times

Carling inability to develop a heavy industry gets its medieval layout and archeological artifacts remain relatively intact. The area was opened to tourism in the 1870s, Dundalk, Newry and Greenore Railway, which passed through Carlingford. This line was closed in 1951. These connections led to tourism is an important source of employment. Fishing was also important economically; especially oysters and crabs from the nearby harbor. The city hosts the annual Carlingford Oyster Festival is usually held in August. A passenger ferry operates daily out of the village of Omeath, 5 km (3.1 mi) away, in the summer months.

On the day of the Irish general election, in 1918, the company Camlough the Irish volunteers traveled by train from Newry to Carlingford. Upon arrival, they found a large number of Carling people wearing Union Jacks. Volunteer ordered all Royal Irish Constabulary men they saw in service on the streets or at the polls to return to their barracks and to remain in them as volunteers in Carlingford. A series of attacks were made on Volunteers from the village mobs on the streets. The volunteers took control and tried to protect voters will record their vote until polling stations closed. Seamus Lyang from Dundalk was voting clerk in Carlingford and when booths closed Volunteers had to take Lyang under his protection and escort him out of Carlingford. All pubs and shops in Carlingford was hostile to the volunteers and refused to serve them. After the closure of polling volunteers marsche back to Camlough.

cultural references

The Irish singer-songwriter Tommy Makem wrote a melancholy song about the city, “Farewell to Carlingford,” covered by the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem and The Dubliners. In Dublin Penny Journal advised that in AD 432 St. Patrick’s second landing in Ireland, according to some authorities work here.

Tourist attractions

  • King John Castle . Despite the western part on behalf of Hugh de Lacy before 1186, owes the castle its name to King John (Richard the Lionheart’s brother) who visited Carlingford in 1210. The eastern part was built in the mid 13th century with changes and amendments before the 15th and 16th centuries. During 1950 the Office of Public Works (OPW) undertook conservation work to stabilize the structure. A view of the north pier and Lough can be obtained from the display area on the eastern side of the castle, but the castle itself is closed to the public for security reasons.
  • Taaffe’s Castle / Merchant House . A fortified house which according to local tradition belonged to the rich mercantile Taaffe family who became the Earls Carlingford in 1661. However, there is nothing to indicate that it was built or in fact owned by Taaffes. Early topographic maps provide evidence that it was in existence before Taaffe family were provided with their Earl of Carlingford title, Taaffes resides mainly in Sligo. Castles of proximity to the port would propose a trading depot on the ground floor with the upper floors reserved for housing. The design proposes two phases-the main tower was built in the early 16th century, while the expansion of the page occurred later.
  • The Tholsel . The Tholsel, or “city-gate” is the only remaining example of its nature in Carlingford and one of the few left in Ireland. Originally, it was three stories high, the current appearance due to changes made in the 19th century. The original function was to levy taxes on goods entering the town-murder holes on the side of the walls are testaments to this fact. [ Citation needed ] In 1834, it was used by the Corporation of Carlingford to meet and a parliament is said to have used it to make laws for “the Pale”. It was also used as a city prison in the 18th century.
  • Mint . A fortified three-storey house belonging to a wealthy merchant family in the center of Carlingford. While the right to mint coins was not granted to the Carling until 1467, it is unlikely that it actually was used as a mint. [ Citation needed ] The most notable feature is the five decorated limestone window. The patterns and motifs are an example of the influence of the Celtic Renaissance art during the 16th century.
  • Dominican monastery . The Dominican was established in Carlingford in 1305 mainly because of their protector, Richard Og de Burgh, 2nd Earl of Ulster, the friary itself is dedicated to St. Malachy.Dissolved in 1540 by Henry VIII became the center of a readmission struggle between Dominicans and Franciscans in the 1670s. It was decided in favor of the Dominican Oliver Plunkett. But friary himself later abandoned in the 18th century by Dominican to its present site in Dundalk. The remains today consists of a nave and chancel divided by a tower. It is also possible residues of certain domestic buildings in the south as a mill, mill race and mill pond.
  • Town Wall . Established by charter in 1326 by Edward II to the Bailiffs of the Carling it allowed them to charge Murage for its building. Not much remains but the little that does have some external splayed musket loops that would indicate the arrival of firearms to Ireland in the late 15th century. [ Citation needed ] It is likely that the wall had an external ditch to strengthen its defenses . Its purpose was to act as a barrier to ensure that goods entering the city had to pass through a city gate (and hence could be taxed), but it also had to create a boundary between Gael and Norman.
  • Ghan House . A Georgian House was built by William stannous 1727 it is surrounded by crenellated walls and watchtowers. The first floor contains the lounge that has a decorative ceiling of Rococo plaster work flower garlands and medallion busts are said to be of stannous ladies. In the basement are two underground passages (now blocked) which led to the Heritage Centre and Baker (now a chemist). The latter tunnel is used by a silent order of monks who once lived on the site and apparently left the local bakery but wanted to avoid contact with the townspeople.Today Ghan House is used as a guest house (wine bar), a ballroom, meeting rooms and cookery school. The current chefs Ghan House’s Stephane Le Sourne and Allan Maynard.
  • The spout . Well, built c. 1830. Segment-headed opening, random coursed limestone wall elements, iron and concrete reinforcements to the arc, circular cast iron pipe, cast triangular concrete funnel, moss covered pillars supporting funnel, cast-iron grids to the base. Located in the painted stone wall to the west side of the road. Heritage track plaque in the wall. This unusual piece of street furniture, fed from a natural spring, is one of several features of the historic town of Carlingford.Plaque reads; “This trough and the spring that feeds it, is a rare survival from the time when the public water supply was an important part of city life. Its water once quenched the thirst of people and animals as well as provide water for household chores. “
  • Church of the Holy Trinity . Donated by the Church of Ireland Carlingford this restored medieval church is also known as the Holy Trinity Heritage Centre. Trade show inside story of Carlingford from Viking times to the present period. The video and stained glass windows are popular among visitors. Musical recitals are common. The grounds contain outside a cemetery.
  • De Gaulle . Carlingford is a pseudo-historical, comical head known as “De Gaulle”. This feature is located on the south-facing gable of a building on Newry Street. Someone placed a piece of slate on the lid and the ride was born. [ Citation needed ]
  • Market Square . Now the main street in Carlingford, this was the area where a weekly market was held with details of its layout dates back to 1358. It is now the intersection of Dundalk Street and the beginning of the River Lane.


Carling railway station opened August 1, 1876, but finally closed on 1 January 1952 [5] when Dundalk, Newry and Greenore railway ceased operations. In 1948 the film “Saints and Sinners” used different places around Carlingford, including a scene in the beginning at the station in a DN & GR trains arrive.A regular bus route serves Carlingford from both Dundalk and Newry (Bus Eireann route 161). There are five weekdays Dundalk travel – all but the last trip of the day earn Greenore Road. There are three trips each weekday to Newry via Omeath. At school there is an additional morning trip to Newry.There is no service on Sundays or public holidays. [6]

Old railway station påDundalk, Newry and Greenore Railway.

Carlingford also has a marina.


  • Thomas D’Arcy McGee (April 13, 1825 Carling – 7 April 1868, Ottawa, Canada) was the first Canadian politician to be assassinated, allegedly by a Fenian. A former radical politicians McGee was a moderate and invited Irish Catholics to deal with complaints by parliamentary rather than physical force methods. [ Citation needed ]
  • Peter Boyle (April 26, 1876, Carling – June 24, 1939, Doncaster in Yorkshire, England) was a footballer. Capped five times for Ireland, played for FA Cup winners Sheffield Unitedi in 1899 and 1902nd
  • Arthur Moore, recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • His Moore (1834-1889), British Army major who received the Victoria Cross during the Cape Frontier Wars
  • Reef. Lorcán Ó Muireadais (1883-1941) was a Roman Catholic priest and Irish language activist.
  • Daniel Joseph Anthony “Tony” Meehan (2 March 1943 to 1928 to November 2005) was a London -born and raised musician and a founding member of The Shadows, along with Jet Harris, Hank B. Marvin and Bruce Welch; he played drums on all early Cliff Richard and The Shadows hits; Carling buried in the cemetery.

See also

  • List of abbeys and priories in Ireland (County Louth)
  • List of towns and villages in Ireland


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  4. Jump up ^ Philip Dixon Hardy (1832). Dublin Penny Journal. Volume 1, Issue 1 Carlingford. Folds JS. p. 25.
  5. Jump up ^ “Carlingford station” (PDF). Railscot – Irish Railways.Retrieved 2007-09-14.
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County Louth

County Louth (Irish: Contae LU ) [3] is a county [4] in Ireland. It is in the province of Leinster, and is part of the border area. It is named after the village of Louth. Louth County Council ärkommunen county. The population of the county is 122,897 according to the 2016 census. [5]


County Louth is colloquially called “the Wee County” as it is Ireland’s smallest county by area (826 km 2 (319 mi 2 ). [6] It is the 19th largest in terms of population. [7] It is the smallest of Leinster: s 12 counties by size and the sixth largest by population.

It is the second most densely populated county in Ireland behind Dublin, and the fourth on the island of Ireland.


See also: History of Dundalk and Drogheda history


County Louth is named after the village of Louth, which in turn is named after Lugh, god of the ancient Irish. Historically, the placename had different spellings; “Lugmad”, “Lughmhaigh” and “Lughmhadh” (see historical names list, for complete list). LU is the modern simplified spelling.

The county is rich in myth, legend and history, and is a setting in Tain Bó Cúailnge. Later saw the influence of the Vikings as seen in the name of Carlingford Lough. They also established a longphort on Annagassan in the ninth century. At this time Louth consisted of three kingdoms in each subject to separate over kingdoms: Conaille (Ulaidh); Fir Rois (Airgialla); and Fir Arda Ciannachta (Midhe). The whole area became part of the Kingdom O’Carroll Airgialla (Oriel) in the early 12th century.

A number of historical sites in the county, including religious sites at Monasterboice, Mellifont Abbey and St Mary Magdalene Dominican Friary.

The Normans occupied the Louth area in the 1180s, and it became known as the “English” Oriel, to distinguish it from the rest ( “Irish” Oriel) which remained in Irish hands. The latter blevMcMahon domination Oriel Monaghan.

In the early 14th century, the Scottish army of Edward Bruce fought back from Drogheda. Edward finally defeated loses his application to the High Kingship of Ireland, with his life, the impact at Faughart near Dundalk, of a mainly local force led by John de Bermingham.

In 1189 AD, was a royal charter granted Dundalk by a Norman nobleman named Bertram de Verdun built a mansion on Castle Mount. Later in 1412 AD, was a royal charter granted to Drogheda. This charter united the towns of Drogheda-in Meath and Drogheda-in- Uriel (Louth) that a county in its own right, designed as “County town of Drogheda.” [8] Drogheda continued as a County Borough until the establishment Landstings, through the adoption of local Government (Ireland) Act 1898, which saw all Drogheda, including a large area south omfloden Boyne, become part of an expanded County Louth. [8] [9] [10]

Until the late 16th century, Louth had been part of Ulster, before it is included as part of Leinster after a conference held at Faughart (1596) between the Chiefs of Ulster (O’Nial / O’Niel and O’Donel / McDonnel), on the Irish side, and the Archbishop of Cashel and the Earl of Ormonde in the English language.

16 and 17th centuries featured many skirmishes and battles involving Irish and English forces, as it was on the main road to the “Moiry Pass” and Ulster areas are often in rebellion and yet uncolonised. Oliver Cromwell Attacke Drogheda 1649 slaughter Royalist garrison and hundreds of the city’s citizens. Towards the end of the same century, the armies of the contending Kings, James and William, faced off in southern Louth during the reconstruction of the Battle of the Boyne battle was fought 3 km west of Drogheda. Drogheda held for James II during the Lord Iveagh, but surrendered to King William (III) in Orange day after the Battle of the Boyne. [ Citation needed ]

In 1798, leaders of the United Irishmen included Bartholomew Teeling, John Byrne and Patrick Byrne, from Castle; Anthony Marmion from Louth Town and Dundalk, Anthony McCann from Corderry; Nicholas and Thomas Markey from Barmeath, and Arthur McKeown, John Warren, and James McAllister from Cambricville. The betrayed by informer, particularly a Dr.Conlan, who came from Dundalk, and a provocateur named Sam Turner, from Newry. Several leaders hanged.

The priest and scientist Nicholas Callan (1799-1864) was from Darver.


[View] Historical population

County Louth is the 19th largest county in terms of population, [7] but it is the most densely populated county in Ireland outside Dublin with a population density of 148.7 people per square kilometer, almost twice as much as the national average. The majority of the county’s 122,897 population live in either Dundalk in North Louth, Drogheda or in South Louth.2011 Census [17] confirmed Drogheda [17] and Dundalk [17] that not only the largest cities in the county, but also the largest and the second largest cities and a total of 6, and 7 largest cities in Ireland.

Towns and settlements (2011 Census)

area Legal Town Limit Surroundings Inc. Inc. Rural
dundalk 31.149 [18] 37816 [19] 63429
drogheda 30393 [20] 38578 [21] 38578
Ardee 4554 4927 7418
black stone 3000 3000 3000
Clogherhead 1993 3026 3026
Dunleer 1786 2340 2340
Termonfeckin 1443 1443 1443
Tullyallen 1358 1358 1358
Dromiskin 1115 1115 1115
Carling 1045 1045 1045
Castlebellingham 1035 1035 1035
Louth 715 715 715
Tallanstown 673 673 673
Knockbridge 583 583 583
Omeath 503 503 503
Tinure 456 456 456
Jenkins 323 323 323
Beaulieu 221 221 221
Annagassan 180 180 180

Towns and Villages

  • Annagassan
  • Ardee
  • Ballymascanlan
  • Baltray
  • black stone
  • Carling
  • Castlebellingham
  • Clogherhead
  • Collon
  • drogheda
  • Dromiskin
  • dundalk
  • Dunleer
  • Greenore
  • Gyles ‘Quay
  • Jenkins
  • Knockbridge
  • Kilkerley
  • Kilsaran
  • Louth
  • Omeath
  • Paughanstown
  • Sandpit, County Louth
  • Stonetown
  • Tallanstown
  • Termonfeckin
  • Tinure
  • Tullyallen

Local governments and politics

Louth County Council

Main article: Louth County Council

The municipality is Louth County Council offices in Dundalk, which provides a number of services including; planning, road maintenance, fire brigade, municipal housing, water supply, waste management, recycling and disposal, education grants and funding for arts and culture higher. [22]

Since the implementation of the Municipal Reform Act 2014 June 1, 2014, County Louth has been divided into four local Electoral Areas (often abbreviated LEA) for election to Louth County Council and three municipal districts for local authorities

  • Ardee municipal
  • Drogheda District
  • Dundalk municipal
Advice area District [t 1] READ [t 2] Councillors [t 3]
Louth County Council (29) Ardee Y Y 6
drogheda And [t 4] Y 10
dundalk Y 13
dundalk Carling Y 6
dundalk South Y 7


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Louth Dáil constituency

Main article: Louth (Dáil Éireann constituency)

For elections to Dáil Éireann Louth is represented by five members Louth constituency that takes in the entire county Louth and two electoral divisions in County Meath. the Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009 merged the electoral divisions of St.Mary’s (part) and Julianstown, collectively known as the “East Meath” in County Meath County Louth to form a Dáil constituency.The report on Dáil and European Parliament constituencies in 2007 described “by extending south from the constituency and in the area of Drogheda and take in the electoral divisions that have extensive connections with the city. This allows the introduction of Drogheda town and hinterland areas in a single constituency. ” [23] This merger must the areas in Greater Drogheda Area County Meath [24] and their combined population of 20,375 is merged with and Drogheda County Louth. After the 2011 general election, the constituency chose two TDs for the Fine Gael Party (center right), and a TD each for Fianna Fáil (center to center-right), the Labour Party (center left) and Sinn Fein (left side).


The area was Omeath Irish-speaking until the early 20th century. A native dialect of Louth Irish were there until about 1930, but is now extinct, but the recordings were made. [25] Within the county 1,587 people use Irish daily outside the education system according to the census of 2011. [26]



  • Eamonn Campbell – Member of The Dubliners
  • Andrea Corr – Singer, The Corrs
  • Caroline Corr – Musiker, The Corrs
  • Jim Corr – Musiker, The Corrs
  • Sharon Corr – Musiker, The Corrs
  • Evanna Lynch – Actress, Harry Potter
  • Cathy Maguire – Singer / songwriter
  • John Moore – Film Director
  • Gerry O’Connor – Traditional Irish fiddle players


  • Major General Arthur Thomas Moore VC – soldier and recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Admiral Francis Leopold McClintock KCB FRS – Royal Navy officer och Explorer


  • John McClintock (1770-1855) , MP för Athlone 1820, County Louth 1830-1831
  • Dermot Ahern – Politicians, Fianna Fáil TD for Louth
  • James Carroll – Politicians, Fianna Fáil, a member of Seanad Éireann from Louth
  • Mark Dearey – Politicians, Green Party Senator from Louth
  • Séamus Kirk – Politicians, Fianna Fáil TD for Louth
  • Brendan McGahon – Politician, Fine Gael TD for Louth
  • Michael McKevitt – Republican dissident leaders
  • Arthur Morgan – Politician, Sinn Féin TD for Louth


  • Thomas Byrne – Former race car driver
  • Nick Colgan – footballer, currently playing for Grimsby Town FC
  • Kenny Finn – Irish American football and Gaelic football
  • Beatrice Hill-Lowe – Archer
  • Gary Kelly – Soccer Player, Leeds United
  • Robert Kearney – Irish Rugby Player
  • Colin Larkin – football players, Hartlepool United
  • Tommy Smyth – Football commentator for ESPN
  • Steve Staunton – Footballer
  • Kevin Thornton – Footballer


  • George Drumgoole Coleman – Civil arkitekt
  • Peter Rice – building


  • Dundalk railway station
  • Dundalk IT.
  • Cuchulainn stone
  • Castle Roche
  • Slive Foy and King John Castle
  • Mellifont Abbey
  • Dromiskin Round Tower
  • drogheda
  • Drogheda järnvägsstationmed Enterprise
  • Clogherhead Harbour
  • Carling Harbour

See also

  • List of abbeys and priories in Ireland (County Louth)
  • Lord Lieutenant of Louth
  • High Sheriff of Louth
  • List of songs about Louth


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  2. Jump up ^ Statistics Census 2006 reports. Central Statistics Office Ireland (April 2007).
  3. Jump up ^ “placental Database of Ireland”. Fiontar (DCU) and The placenta Branch (Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht). In 2008. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
  4. Jump up ^ 2 § (1) of the Municipal Act, 2001 provides that the administrative area as a county council is responsible is a county:,1963,en.pdf
  5. Jump up ^ It is the 13th most populated county in Ireland after the mayo is the 12th most populous according to the 2016 Census Census 2011 – County Louth Overview
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  11. Jump up ^ For the 1653 and 1659 figures from the Civil Survey Census of those years, the paper Mr. Hardinge Royal Irish Academy March 14, 1865.
  12. Jump up ^ Census of post 1821 figures.
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  14. Jump up ^ NISRA – Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (c) in 2013. (2010-09-27). Retrieved on 23/07/2013.
  15. Jump up ^ Lee, JJ (1981). “On the accuracy of pre-famine Irish censuses”. In the Gold Strom, JM; Clarkson, LA Irish population, economy and society: Essays in Honour of the late KH Connell. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press.
  16. Jump up ^ Mokyr, Joel, O Grada, Cormac (November 1984). “New Developments in the Irish population history, 1700-1850”. The Economic History Review. 37 (4) :. 473-488 doi: 10.1111 / j.1468 -0289.1984.tb00344.x.
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  18. Jump up ^ “Legal Towns Legal Dundalk Town (CSO area code LT 10008)”. Central Bureau of Statistics. 2011.
  19. Jump up ^ “Legal Dundalk town and its surroundings results”. Central Bureau of Statistics. 2011.
  20. Jump up ^ “Legal Legal Towns Drogheda Town (CSO area code LT 10008)”. Central Bureau of Statistics. 2011.
  21. Jump up ^ “Legal Drogheda town and its surroundings results”. Central Bureau of Statistics. 2011.
  22. Jump up ^ “Services”. Louth County Council. Retrieved 31 March 2011.
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