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Louth, Ireland- The Wee County
Although Louth is the smallest county in Ireland by area, it is proof that bigger is not always better. With a number of historic and religious sites, its location on the seaboard, the close proximity to both Dublin and Belfast and the stunning scenery it is no surprise that this little county continues to appeal to tourists. Many of the towns in Louth are full of heritage buildings from the county’s strong medieval past, but the present is just as appealing to those who visit. There are plenty of activities to keep virtually anyone whether they prefer to dive into history or explore the natural wonders of the area.
Reasons to Visit Louth
For the history buff, Louth is full of heritage sites that date back to the ancient days. The Mellifont Abbey, Stones of Proleek Dolmen, High Crosses, Tower at Monusterboice and the ancient site of the Battle of Boyne are just a few of the many historical sites that you can take in during your stay. If you prefer to get in touch with nature, you have the option of three adventure centres or three blue flag beaches where you can engage in activities like cycling, walking, swimming, boating and angling. Spend some time trying to unwind over a few rounds of golf at the more than ten golf courses that can be found throughout the county.
Entertainment and Dining in Louth
Spend some time exploring the many festivals that Louth has to offer its residents and guests. The Annagassan Viking Festival and Raglan Road Festival are just a couple that might interest you. If what you want is a night out at one of the bars, pubs or taverns then pay a visit to the McManus Bar. Here you will find a main bar, kitchen, old curiousity bar, music bar and secret beer garden housed under one roof. You can also enjoy some of the finer cuisine offered at the multitude of restaurants throughout Louth.
Accommodation in Louth
Smarmore Castle Bed and Breakfast dates back to the year 1320. The interior was completely refurbished to help preserve the old style and character of the building. Even with the age of the surroundings, you will find the same comforts afforded at any typical bed and breakfast. You can also choose to stay at one of Louth’s many hotels or self-catering cottages if that type of accommodation suits you better.