Local History Sources

  • Wide selection of local history books, covering Co. Louth's towns of Dundalk, Drogheda and Ardee, as well as rural villages.
  • Tempest Annuals - local directories for Dundalk and surrounding areas, covering the period 1863-1976. Containing local events & advertisements for local businesses.
  • Louth Archaeological and Historical Journals, from 1904 to present.
  • Photographic histories of Dundalk town including the Lawrence Collection of photographs of Dundalk.
  • Maps of Co. Louth: Down Survey Maps 1657; Taylor and Skinner maps 1777; Ordnance survey maps 1835; Town maps of Dundalk for 1867-69 and 1880's; Maps pertaining to the former estate of the Marquis of Anglesey.
  • Our specialist collections includes that of Peadar O'Dubhda, scholar, author & folklorist.
  • Local Newspapers - hardcopy and microfilm editions of the Dundalk Democrat from1849 to present and hardcopy of The Argus 1973 - present.
  • Drogheda Independent on microfilm 1884 - Date (in Drogheda Library)
  • Drogheda Newsletter 1801-1813 on microfilm (incomplete run) (in Drogheda Library)
  • Drogheda Journal 1824 - 1842 on microfilm (in Drogheda Library)
  • Drogheda Conservative 1840 - 1896 on microfilm (in Drogheda Library)
  • Drogheda Argus 1830 - 1896 on microfilm (in Drogheda Library)
  • Schools Folklore Collection, 1937-38.