Where to stay around County Louth?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 24 holiday lettings near County Louth. From 17 Bungalows to 17 Cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near County Louth is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in County Louth?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in County Louth. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • United Kingdom: 76,496 holiday homes
  • Northern Ireland: 525 holiday homes
  • Newcastle: 31 holiday homes
  • County Down: 30 holiday homes
  • Carlingford: 18 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in County Louth! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in County Louth?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in County Louth with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Newcastle: 31 holiday lettings
  • Carlingford: 18 holiday lettings
  • Malahide: 573 holiday lettings
  • Drogheda: 50 holiday lettings
  • Dundalk: 27 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in County Louth?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in County Louth. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Swords Castle: 653 holiday rentals
  • County Louth Golf Club: 103 holiday rentals
  • Kells Heritage Centre: 89 holiday rentals
  • Carrickmacross Lace Gallery: 28 holiday rentals
  • Slieve Donard: 55 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around County Louth listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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A holiday cottage or holiday rental home in County Louth, Ireland offers big choices in this small county

County Louth is the oldest and smallest county in Ireland. It is situated on the east coast on the borders of Northern Ireland and less than thirty miles from Dublin. Dundalk is the county town and the others are Drogheda, Dunleer, Ardee and Greenore and there are twenty-one villages. The county is steeped in history, legend and myth dating back to the 1st century and the days of the Cooley cattle raid (Táin Bó Cúailnge) and was later influenced by the Vikings.

Places to holiday in County Louth

County Louth has witnessed many important events throughout the ages and you only have to take a look at the county map (available from Louth County Council) to see the how just how many archaeological sites are dotted around. One of these is Dun Dealgan is a sixty foot mound near Dundalk thought to be the birthplace of Cuchulain. When it comes to finding accommodation in County Louth, it has its fair share of hotels but staying in a hotel puts certain restrictions on you, which is why many prefer self-catering holiday cottages.

A holiday cottage lets you stay amongst dramatic scenery around Carlingford Lough, in country or seaside cottages besides Dundalk Bay, barn conversions or in Drogheda, the "Gateway to the Boyne Valley". Perhaps you might prefer a cottage besides the river. Louth may look small on the map but it is big on choice, as are its facilities.

Facilities near to holiday cottages include two hospitals, fifteen golf courses, Louth Gaa, indoor swimming pools, greyhound stadium, bowling alley, gyms, two outdoor activity centres, horse riding and racing, soccer, rugby and tennis clubs. If you choose self-catering cottages in Dundalk you will have a great base to pursue a wide range of activities including salmon and trout fishing, nature walk, as well as having access to good food and a great nightlife.

Things to do in County Lough

Newgrange is a falconry situated in the Boyne Valley and makes a stimulating day out, close by are the passage tombs. Beaulieu House in Drogheda has been in the same family since 1650. It has four acres of walled gardens and museum housing classic race and road cars.

The Drogheda Omniplex cinema is a first class location to watch the latest blockbuster movies and there is an open-air market on Saturday mornings in Bolton Square. Here you can buy freshly picked farm and homemade produce to take back to your holiday cottage.

Carlingford is a listed medieval heritage town. It was raided by the Vikings and the Normans and has more historical buildings than any other town of its size in Ireland. Here you will find King John's Castle, Taaffe's Castle, Mint, the Tholsel and the Heritage Centre is situated in the tower of the old town wall, now part of Carlingford Church. The earl of Ulster founded Carlingford Friary in 1305. Coastal areas to visit in County Louth include Sandpit, Bettystown, Clogherhead, and Blackrock.

Weather in County Louth

The climate is similar throughout Ireland and it can be cold and damp in the winter.

Travel in County Louth

Aer Rianta Dublin and Belfast International Airports serve County Lough, as do the seaports of Larne in County Antrim and Dun Laoghaire in County Dublin. Bus Eireann operate a bus service throughout the county and trains run from Dublin to Belfast through Drogheda and Dundalk.