Archives Services

Louth County Archives Service

Access and Opening Hours: By appointment 9am – 4pm Mon – Fri (closed 1pm-2pm)
Exhibition Room: 9am – 4pm Mon – Fri (closed 1pm-2pm)
Services Provided: Online archive catalogue available on website.
Copying is permitted where possible upon completion of application form; copying fees apply.
Free internet access in Research Room.
Digital collections available on website/Facebook page.
Primary Collections: Public archives include:
-       Louth Grand Jury
-       Board of Guardians poor law unions for Ardee, Drogheda and Dundalk
-       Rural District Councils for Ardee, Drogheda and Dundalk
-       Urban authorities: Ardee Corporation, Ardee Town Commissioners, Dundalk Municipal Corporation, Dundalk Town Commissioners, Dundalk Urban District Council and Drogheda Borough Corporation.
-       Carlingford Corporation
-       Dunleer Corporation
-       Louth County Council
Private collections that document the history and development of the county including:
-       Louth County Committee of Agriculture
-       Dundalk Harbour Commissioners
-       Filgate of Lisrenny Papers
-       Caraher of Cardistown Family Papers
-       The Roden Collection
-       Joseph Dolan Papers
-       Tempest family and Dundalgan Press
-       The Paddy Mallon – Great Northern Railway (Ireland) Collection
-       Bellingham family of Castlebellingham
-       Oral History Archive Collection
-       Various national school archive collections
For further collections, see the introduction page of the online archive catalogue.


  • Enquires to: The Archivist
  • Name: Louth County Archives Service
  • Street: Old Gaol, Ardee Road
  • City: Dundalk
  • County: Louth
  • Country: Ireland


  • Telephone: 042-9324358
  • E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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