About Us

We are delighted to have acquired numerous significant archive donations and a valuable collection of private material relating to County Louth: Online Archive Catalogue. See also our Archive Collections webpage.  

We welcome enquiries by email, telephone or post and endeavour to respond within a timeframe of one week. We are however unable to undertake research but advice is given on what records we hold that are relevant to your query.

You can help to preserve our heritage by:

  • Donating documents or records to the County Archive
  • Telling us about any archives at risk in the county


Opening Hours

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

We are closed at weekends, bank holidays, Good Friday, and Christmas Eve through to the first working day after New Year's Day.


Group Visits

Group visits may be arranged for groups of up to 20 people. These must be booked at least three weeks in advance.  Group visits are normally held during opening hours only.



Louth County Archives is located on the Ardee Road, Dundalk, approximately five minutes walk to the town centre. The entrance is on the Ardee Road at the rear of Dundalk Garda Station (please note that there is no public access via the adjacent Machinery Yard). View the map showing our location.