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'''County Louth''' is named after the village of Louth (Lughbhadh in Irish, some say refers to the Celtic god Lugh) and is located on the eastern coast of [[Ireland]] in the province of '''Leinster'''. It is affectionaly called “the Wee County,” as it is the smallest county in Ireland. Its length is 29 miles from the boundary a little north of Ravensdale to the boundary south of Drogheda and its breath is only 12 to 13 miles. The area is 316.8 square miles (820.5 sq km).  
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'''County Louth''' is named after the village of Louth (Lughbhadh in Irish, some say refers to the Celtic god Lugh) and is located on the eastern coast of [[Ireland Genealogy|Ireland]] in the province of '''Leinster'''. It is affectionaly called “the Wee County,” as it is the smallest county in Ireland. Its length is 29 miles from the boundary a little north of Ravensdale to the boundary south of Drogheda and its breath is only 12 to 13 miles. The area is 316.8 square miles (820.5 sq km).  
  
 
Prior to the Normans, this County was part of the Kingdom of Oriel. Drogheda, its main town, was founded in 911 by the Norse Vikings. Following the Norman invasion in about 1183, the area was settled by English farmers and it became one of the first four counties established by King John of England in 1210. Louth was controlled by England over most of the following centuries. Many skirmishes and battles involving Irish and English forces occurred in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Oliver Cromwell attacked Drogheda in 1649 slaughtering the Royalist garrison (Siege of Drogheda). Towards the end of the same century the armies of the warring Kings, James and William, faced off in North Louth during the build-up to the Battle of the Boyne - the battle takes its name from the river Boyne which reaches the sea at Drogheda.  
 
Prior to the Normans, this County was part of the Kingdom of Oriel. Drogheda, its main town, was founded in 911 by the Norse Vikings. Following the Norman invasion in about 1183, the area was settled by English farmers and it became one of the first four counties established by King John of England in 1210. Louth was controlled by England over most of the following centuries. Many skirmishes and battles involving Irish and English forces occurred in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Oliver Cromwell attacked Drogheda in 1649 slaughtering the Royalist garrison (Siege of Drogheda). Towards the end of the same century the armies of the warring Kings, James and William, faced off in North Louth during the build-up to the Battle of the Boyne - the battle takes its name from the river Boyne which reaches the sea at Drogheda.  
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In 1821, the County’s population was 119,129 and increased to 128,240 in 1841. During the Great Famine of 1845-1847, the population decreased until it was 107,662 in 1851. The population continued to decrease to 62,739 in 1926. In 2006, the population was 111,267. County Louth is predominately Roman Catholic. In 1891, the percentage of Roman Catholic, Church of Ireland, Presbyterian and Methodist was 91.3%, 6.8%, 1.3% and 0.4%. Overtime, the Roman Catholics stay about the same to 91.6% in 2002, while the Church of Ireland, Presbyterians and Methodists decreased to 1.6%, 0.3% and 0.2%, respectively, with other or no religions increasing to about 3.9%.  
 
In 1821, the County’s population was 119,129 and increased to 128,240 in 1841. During the Great Famine of 1845-1847, the population decreased until it was 107,662 in 1851. The population continued to decrease to 62,739 in 1926. In 2006, the population was 111,267. County Louth is predominately Roman Catholic. In 1891, the percentage of Roman Catholic, Church of Ireland, Presbyterian and Methodist was 91.3%, 6.8%, 1.3% and 0.4%. Overtime, the Roman Catholics stay about the same to 91.6% in 2002, while the Church of Ireland, Presbyterians and Methodists decreased to 1.6%, 0.3% and 0.2%, respectively, with other or no religions increasing to about 3.9%.  
  
== General County Research Information  ==
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=== General County Research Information  ===
  
 
Further information about County Louth is available at the [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl/LOU/index.html GenUKI] site.  
 
Further information about County Louth is available at the [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl/LOU/index.html GenUKI] site.  
  
== Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information  ==
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=== Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information  ===
  
A map of the Civil Parishes of County Louth is available at [http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/fuses/civilparish/index.cfm?fuseaction=GetMap&CityCounty=Louth&UserID= Irish Times] site.
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*List of [[County Louth Civil Parishes]]
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*List of [[County Louth Catholic Parishes]]
  
{| class="wikitable sortable" border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" width="90%" align="center"
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=== Maps  ===
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! width="30%" | [[C genealogical glossary terms|Civil Parish]]
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! width="30%" | [[B genealogical glossary terms|Barony]]
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! width="30%" | [[P genealogical glossary terms|Poor Law Union]]
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|-
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| [[Ardee Civil Parish, County Louth|Ardee]]
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| Ardee
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| Ardee
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| [[Ballybarrack Civil Parish, County Louth|Ballybarrack]]
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| Upper Dundalk
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| Dundalk
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| [[Ballyboys Civil Parish|Ballyboys]]
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| Lower Dundalk
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| Dundalk
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| [[Ballymakenny Civil Parish, County Louth|Ballymakenny]]
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| Drogheda
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| Drogheda
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| [[Ballymakenny Civil Parish, County Louth|Ballymakenny]]
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| Ferrard
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| Drogheda
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| [[Ballymascanlan Civil Parish, County Louth|Ballymascanlan]]
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| Lower Dundalk
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| Dundalk
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| [[Ballymascanlan Civil Parish, County Louth|Ballymascanlan]]
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| Upper Dundalk
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| Dundalk
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| [[Barronstown Civil Parish, County Louth|Barronstown]]
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| Upper Dundalk
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| Dundalk
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|-
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| [[Beaulieu Civil Parish, County Louth|Beaulieu]]
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| Ferrard
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| Drogheda
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| [[Cappoge Civil Parish, County Louth|Cappoge]]
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| Ardee
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| Ardee
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| [[Carlingford Civil Parish, County Louth|Carlingford]]
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| Dundalk Lower
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| Dundalk
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| [[Carlingford Civil Parish, County Louth|Carlingford]]
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| Lower Dundalk
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| Dundalk
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| [[Carrickbaggot Civil Parish, County Louth|Carrickbaggot]]
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| Ferrard
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| Drogheda
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|-
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| [[Castletown Civil Parish, County Louth|Castletown]]
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| Lower Dundalk
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| Dundalk
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| [[Castletown Civil Parish, County Louth|Castletown]]
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| Upper Dundalk
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| Dundalk
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| [[Charlestown Civil Parish, County Louth|Charlestown]]
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| Ardee
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| Ardee
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| [[Clogher Civil Parish, County Louth|Clogher]]
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| Ferrard
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| Drogheda
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| [[Clonkeehan Civil Parish, County Louth|Clonkeehan]]
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| Louth
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| Ardee
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| [[Clonkeen Civil Parish, County Louth|Clonkeen]]
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| Ardee
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| Ardee
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| [[Clonmore Civil Parish, County Louth|Clonmore]]
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| Ferrard
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| Drogheda
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| [[Collon Civil Parish, County Louth|Collon]]
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| Ferrard
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| Ardee
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| [[Creggan Civil Parish, County Louth|Creggan]]
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| Upper Dundalk
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| Dundalk
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| [[Darver Civil Parish, County Louth|Darver]]
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| Louth
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| Dundalk
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| [[Dromin Civil Parish, County Louth|Dromin]]
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| Ardee
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| Ardee
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| [[Dromiskin Civil Parish, County Louth|Dromiskin]]
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| Louth
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| Dundalk
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|-
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| [[Drumcar Civil Parish, County Louth|Drumcar]]
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| Ardee
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| Ardee
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| [[Drumshallon Civil Parish, County Louth|Drumshallon]]
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| Ferrard
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| Drogheda
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| [[Dunany Civil Parish, County Louth|Dunany]]
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| Ferrard
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| Ardee
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| [[Dunbin Civil Parish, County Louth|Dunbin]]
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| Upper Dundalk
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| Dundalk
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| [[Dundalk Civil Parish, County Louth|Dundalk]]
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| Upper Dundalk
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| Dundalk
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| [[Dunleer Civil Parish, County Louth|Dunleer]]
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| Ferrard
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| Ardee
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| [[Dysart Civil Parish, County Louth|Dysart]]
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| Ferrard
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| Drogheda
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| [[Faughart Civil Parish, County Louth|Faughart]]
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| Upper Dundalk
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| Dundalk
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| [[Gernonstown Civil Parish, County Louth|Gernonstown]]
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| Ardee
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| Ardee
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| [[Haggardstown Civil Parish, County Louth|Haggardstown]]
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| Upper Dundalk
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| Dundalk
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| [[Haynestown Civil Parish, County Louth|Haynestown]]
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| Upper Dundalk
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| Dundalk
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| [[Inishkeen Civil Parish, County Louth|Inishkeen]]
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| Louth
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| Dundalk
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| [[Inishkeen Civil Parish, County Louth|Inishkeen]]
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| Upper Dundalk
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| Dundalk
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| [[Kane Civil Parish, County Louth|Kane]]
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| Upper Dundalk
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| Dundalk
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| [[Kildemock Civil Parish, County Louth|Kildemock]]
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| Ardee
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| Ardee
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| [[Killanny Civil Parish, County Louth|Killanny]]
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| Ardee
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| Dundalk
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| [[Killincoole Civil Parish, County Louth|Killincoole]]
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| Louth
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| Dundalk
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| [[Kilsaran Civil Parish, County Louth|Kilsaran]]
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| Ardee
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| Ardee
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| [[Louth Civil Parish, County Louth|Louth]]
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| Ardee
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| Dundalk
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| [[Louth Civil Parish, County Louth|Louth]]
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| Louth
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| Ardee
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| [[Louth Civil Parish, County Louth|Louth]]
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| Louth
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| Dundalk
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| [[Louth Civil Parish, County Louth|Louth]]
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| Upper Dundalk
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| Dundalk
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| [[Mansfieldstown Civil Parish, County Louth|Mansfieldstown]]
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| Louth
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| Ardee
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| [[Mapastown Civil Parish, County Louth|Mapastown]]
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| Ardee
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| Ardee
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| [[Marlestown Civil Parish, County Louth|Marlestown]]
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| Ferrard
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| Drogheda
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| [[Mayne Civil Parish, County Louth|Mayne]]
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| Ferrard
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| Drogheda
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| [[Monasterboice Civil Parish, County Louth|Monasterboice]]
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| Ferrard
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| Drogheda
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| [[Mosstown Civil Parish, County Louth|Mosstown]]
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| Ardee
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| Ardee
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| [[Mullary Civil Parish, County Louth|Mullary]]
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| Ferrard
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| Ardee
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| [[Mullary, Louth|Mullary]]
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| Ferrard
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| Drogheda
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| [[Parsonstown Civil Parish, County Louth|Parsonstown]]
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| Ferrard
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| Drogheda
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| [[Philipstown Civil Parish, County Louth|Philipstown]]
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| Ardee
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| Ardee
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| [[Philipstown Civil Parish, County Louth|Philipstown]]
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| Ferrard
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| Drogheda
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| [[Philipstown Civil Parish, County Louth|Philipstown]]
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| Upper Dundalk
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| Dundalk
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| [[Port Civil Parish, County Louth|Port]]
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| Ferrard
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| Drogheda
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| [[Rathdrumin Civil Parish, County Louth|Rathdrumin]]
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| Ferrard
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| Drogheda
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| [[Richardstown Civil Parish, County Louth|Richardstown]]
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| Ardee
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| Ardee
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| [[Roche Civil Parish, County Louth|Roche]]
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| Upper Dundalk
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| Dundalk
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| [[Salterstown Civil Parish, County Louth|Salterstown]]
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| Ferrard
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| Ardee
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| [[Shanlis Civil Parish, County Louth|Shanlis]]
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| Ardee
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| Ardee
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| [[Smarmore Civil Parish, County Louth|Smarmore]]
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| Ardee
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| Ardee
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| [[St. Mary's Civil Parish, County Louth|St. Mary's]]
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| Drogheda, Muni. Borough of
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| Drogheda
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| [[St. Peter's Civil Parish, County Louth|St. Peter's]]
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| Drogheda
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| Drogheda
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| [[St. Peter's Civil Parish, County Louth|St. Peter's]]
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| Drogheda and Muni. Borough
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| Drogheda
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| [[Stabannan Civil Parish, County Louth|Stabannan]]
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| Ardee
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| Ardee
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| [[Stickillin Civil Parish, County Louth|Stickillin]]
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| Ardee
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| Ardee
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| [[Tallanstown Civil Parish, County Louth|Tallanstown]]
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| Ardee
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| Ardee
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| [[Termonfeckin Civil Parish, County Louth|Termonfeckin]]
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| Ferrard
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| Drogheda
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| [[Tullyallen Civil Parish, County Louth|Tullyallen]]
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| Ferrard
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| Drogheda
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| [[Tullyallen Civil Parish, County Louth|Tullyallen]]
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| Ferrard &amp; Muni. Borough of Drogheda
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| Drogheda
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== Maps ==
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[http://www.londonancestor.com/maps/bc-xlouth-th.htm 1885 County Map]: Courtesy of London Ancestor
  
[http://www.londonancestor.com/maps/bc-xlouth-th.htm 1885 County Map]: Courtesy of London Ancestor
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=== Occupations  ===
  
== Occupations  ==
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collected by Ffolliott, Rosemary. Some Game Licences of 1802. A list of names, places of abode who took out Certificates of Game Licences issued in 1802, covering Counties Armagh, Clare, Down, Kilkenny, Louth and Tipperary. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol.VIII. no.1. 1976. pages 35-47, Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i v7-8.
  
collected by Ffolliott, Rosemary. Some Game Licences of 1802. A list of names, places of abode who took out Certificates of Game Licences issued in 1802, covering Counties Armagh, Clare, Down, Kilkenny, Louth and Tipperary. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol.VIII. no.1. 1976. pages 35-47, Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i v7-8.
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collected by Ffolliott, Rosemary.&nbsp; Co. Louth Game Licences in 1813.&nbsp; List taken from Drogheda Journal 23 October 1813 gives 122 names and residences.&nbsp; Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol. XII, no. 2, pages 87-89. Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i, vol. X11 no. 2, 1980.  
  
collected by Ffolliott, Rosemary.&nbsp; Co. Louth Game Licences in 1813.&nbsp; List taken from Drogheda Journal 23 October 1813 gives 122 names and residences.&nbsp; Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol. XII, no. 2, pages 87-89. Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i, vol. X11 no. 2, 1980.
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=== Web Sites  ===
 
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== &nbsp;Web Sites  ==
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To view a list of Louth web sites, visit [http://www.fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/Ireland/louth.htm FHLFavorites.info] for some great sites.  
 
To view a list of Louth web sites, visit [http://www.fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/Ireland/louth.htm FHLFavorites.info] for some great sites.  
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/louthgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy & Family History Network - Louth]
 
 
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*Louth Resources and Help pages [http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=70.0 RootsChat Louth Resources and Help pages. (Free)].
  
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County Louth is named after the village of Louth (Lughbhadh in Irish, some say refers to the Celtic god Lugh) and is located on the eastern coast of Ireland in the province of Leinster. It is affectionaly called “the Wee County,” as it is the smallest county in Ireland. Its length is 29 miles from the boundary a little north of Ravensdale to the boundary south of Drogheda and its breath is only 12 to 13 miles. The area is 316.8 square miles (820.5 sq km).

Prior to the Normans, this County was part of the Kingdom of Oriel. Drogheda, its main town, was founded in 911 by the Norse Vikings. Following the Norman invasion in about 1183, the area was settled by English farmers and it became one of the first four counties established by King John of England in 1210. Louth was controlled by England over most of the following centuries. Many skirmishes and battles involving Irish and English forces occurred in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Oliver Cromwell attacked Drogheda in 1649 slaughtering the Royalist garrison (Siege of Drogheda). Towards the end of the same century the armies of the warring Kings, James and William, faced off in North Louth during the build-up to the Battle of the Boyne - the battle takes its name from the river Boyne which reaches the sea at Drogheda.

In 1821, the County’s population was 119,129 and increased to 128,240 in 1841. During the Great Famine of 1845-1847, the population decreased until it was 107,662 in 1851. The population continued to decrease to 62,739 in 1926. In 2006, the population was 111,267. County Louth is predominately Roman Catholic. In 1891, the percentage of Roman Catholic, Church of Ireland, Presbyterian and Methodist was 91.3%, 6.8%, 1.3% and 0.4%. Overtime, the Roman Catholics stay about the same to 91.6% in 2002, while the Church of Ireland, Presbyterians and Methodists decreased to 1.6%, 0.3% and 0.2%, respectively, with other or no religions increasing to about 3.9%.

Contents

General County Research Information

Further information about County Louth is available at the GenUKI site.

Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information

Maps

1885 County Map: Courtesy of London Ancestor

Occupations

collected by Ffolliott, Rosemary. Some Game Licences of 1802. A list of names, places of abode who took out Certificates of Game Licences issued in 1802, covering Counties Armagh, Clare, Down, Kilkenny, Louth and Tipperary. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol.VIII. no.1. 1976. pages 35-47, Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i v7-8.

collected by Ffolliott, Rosemary.  Co. Louth Game Licences in 1813.  List taken from Drogheda Journal 23 October 1813 gives 122 names and residences.  Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol. XII, no. 2, pages 87-89. Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i, vol. X11 no. 2, 1980.

Web Sites

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