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County Louth Hostels

Harpur House Heritage Hostel

County Louth (Irish: Contae Lughbaidh) is a county on the east coast of Ireland. County Louth is affectionately called "the Wee County" by some as it is the smallest county in Ireland having a total area of only 820 square kilometers.

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County Louth Hostels

Harpur House Heritage Hostel

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County Louth was the scene of important events throughout the ages and many chapters of Ireland's history are illustrated by the county's numerous archaeological sites and relics from the past. Near Dundalk, a 60 foot mound called Dun Dealgan is reputed to be the birthplace of the legendary hero Cuchulain.

Dundalk is the county town of Louth. This busy manufacturing centre is a great base for pursuing a range of activities including nature walks, salmon and trout fishing, golf and horse riding. Dundalk has good nightlife and a greyhound track, and is home town of one of the most successful rock bands of the nineties - The Corrs.

Historic Drogheda on the River Boyne is a bustling port town with excellent pubs and a good live music scene, with a Samba festival during the summer. It's known as the "Gateway to the Boyne Valley" - two of Irelands most famous tourist attractions, the passage tombs at Newgrange and Knowth, are just a few miles away.

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