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Explore Louth Heritage Trail
Dundalk, Co. Louth
Family friendly
Free to visit
Rainy days
Hidden gem
Why not explore Louth by road. Situated at the top of Ireland’s Ancient East, the Explore Louth Heritage Trail is a self drive tour along picturesque coastline and through scenic countryside.

County Louth has a wealth of heritage just waiting to be explored. The Explore Louth Heritage Trail self drive tour may be completed in a day as one loop or enjoyed at a relaxed pace and explored as smaller driving routes.

Route one takes in historic Drogheda and Louth's coastal villages. Route two uncovers Dundalk, Carlingford and the Cooley Peninsula. Route three explores Ardee, mid Louth and the Boyne Valley landmarks.

There is an illustrated Explore Louth Heritage Trail map which can be downloaded from the website or can be obtained from the local tourist offices. The route can be travelled in any direction and from any starting point.

Contact details
Dundalk,Louth,Republic of Ireland
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