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Louth: the wee county

Posted by: Joseph Kelly | January 28, 2018 | No Comment |
Death of Cú Chulainn

Death of CuChulainn



The county Louth is the smallest county in all of Ireland, only amounting to 826 square kilometers(319 square miles). For this reason, it is referred to and known as the “Wee County”. Unfortunately, Louth’s small size results in it being looked over and not receiving the attention that it deserves. Most of the people who do actually visit just pass through on the motorway between Dublin and Belfast; however, its small size and the low number of tourists that it receives is not a measure of the county’s importance. Louth is an overflowing county of legends and myths. Such as the stories of Cú Chulainn, which is about an ancient Gaelic hero warrior who defended the Louth area from invading armies with “monstrous zeal”. In historical aspects, Louth hosted invading Vikings as well as the armies of Oliver Cromwell at the Siege of Drogheda. Also, Drogheda, County Louth is the resting place of St. Oliver Plunkett’s head who was the last Roman Catholic martyr to die in England when he was hung, drawn, quartered and beheaded in 1681.

by Hallie Buchanan

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