County Louth

"Louth, a county of Ireland, bounded S and SW by E. Meath, W by Monaghan and Cavan, N by Armagh, NE by the bay of Carlingford, and E by the Irish channel, 27 m. long, and 18 broad. It is in general rich and well cultivated, and has little waste ground. Chief river, the Boyne. Principal towns, Carlingford, Dundalk, Drogheda, and Colton. The linen manufacture is carried on to a great extent. It sends 1 member to parliament. Pop. 107,070."
[From The New London Gazetteer (1826)]



The transcription for this county from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.



  • Graham Jaunay's On-line Irish Names Research Directory
  • The Ireland Genealogy Project's County Louth page, and its listing of the Project's available Louth Records.
  • The Irish Ancestors website (subscription) has the following types of records: State Registration of Births, Marriages & Deaths, Census returns, Land records, Church records, Genealogical Office records, Gravestone inscriptions, Directories, Newspapers, Wills, Deeds, and Occupations.
  • Irish Ancestors' extensive County Louth website.
  • The LDS FamilySearch Wiki's Ireland Online Genealogy Records for County Louth.
  • The Fianna website's pages for County Louth provide important addresses and extensive information about online and other genealogy resources.
  • Roots Ireland (subscription) "offers access to a unique database of more than 20 million Irish records". Its Louth coverage includes Baptismal/Birth Records, Marriage Records, Burial/Death Records and Griffith's Valuation (Free Access).
  • WorldGenWeb - Louth Queries


From Fianna:

Louth Archeaological Society Journal (annual),
Mr. N. Ross, 5 Oliver Plunkett Park, Dundalk

Togher Topics
Mrs. B. Butterly, Dudderstown, Togher, Co. Louth