Course Directory / Ireland / County Louth
Although County Louth is the smallest of Ireland's 32 counties, it still manages to have the 19th largest population in the country. People have lived among the undulating valleys and mountains of Louth for well over 6,000 years. Medieval castles and the ruins of monasteries and fortress walls are remnants of these bygone eras, offering a unique look into the county's rich and turbulent history. Louth is far from gloomy though with abundant wildlife and a vibrant arts and entertainment scene. Most of the population lives in the two largest towns, Dundalk in the north and Drogheda in the south, which are not only the largest towns in the county, they are also the second and third largest towns in Ireland. They are also home to two of the most popular golf courses in Louth, Dundalk Golf Club and Drogheda's County Louth Golf Club. The latter, also known as Baltray, is flanked by the River Boyne to the south and the Irish Sea to the east providing a classic and challenging links layout. It is considered possibly the best of the six courses in Louth, and also one of the best in the country.