Welcome to Louth County Archives Service

Your gateway to Louth's history

Louth County Archives Service is located in a mid-19th century gaol building located on the Ardee Road, Dundalk.  It is a repository for the public and private archives of County Louth.  If you have a collection that you would like to donate to the County Archives we would be delighted to hear from you. Follow us on Facebooknull

Opening Hours

By appointment, preferably one week in advance (or more if travelling long-distance) Mon – Fri: 9am – 12pm, 2pm – 4pm

Readers are required to complete an application form on their first visit, after reading the Rules for Readers. Copying fees apply.

Readers' Application Form
Rules for Readers

Contact Us

The entrance is on the Ardee Road at the rear of the Dundalk Garda Station. (Please note there is no access via the adjacent Machinery Yard). View the map showing our location

Louth County Archives
Old Gaol
Ardee Road
County Louth
Ireland, A91 PY17

Tel: +353 (0)42 9324358
Email: archive@louthcoco.ie

LCC Archives

Online Catalogue

View the online catalogue.

Universal Declaration on Archives adopted by UNESCO

 ‘The Declaration is an important step in improving understanding and awareness of archives among the general public and key decision-makers.  It is a powerful, succinct statement of the relevance of archives in modern society’ as stated by the International Council on Archives.  For more information, see http://www.ica.org/en/universal-declaration-archives

Text of the Universal Declaration on Archives (1 page)(size 203.2 KB)