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Please NOTE! Additional materials for this county will be found in the Irish Resources page, which has documents and publications covering all of Ireland.

In the mid second century A.D., the area that is now Louth was part of the territory of the Voluntii, according to Ptolemy. Later it was included in Orgial or Argial, commonly called Oriel or Uriel, which included much of county Meath as well. The part that now makes up county Louth was designated Conal Muirthemne or Hy Conal and also Machuire-Conal. The area belonged to the O'Carroll clan prior to the Norman Invasion. Lesser clans or septs in the area included McSolly, Verdon, Bellew, Taaffe, Dowdall, Moore, Peppard and Plunket.

25 Most Common Names in Louth: Murphy Byrne Kelly Carroll Mathews Reilly McDonnell Callan Duffy McArdle Campbell Maguire Rice Smith Boyle Hanlon McKeon Hoey McKenna Clarke Morgan Kearney Connolly Hughes Martin.

Louth Publications

{Some of the following publications are available on microfiche only - if you do not have a fiche reader, contact your local library, they probably have one you may use (often with print capabilities as well). Click here for further information on placing an order.}

HISTORY OF KILSARAN UNION OF PARISHES, COUNTY LOUTH, Leslie 1908, 3 fiche. A wealth of mid-Louth records and history.

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