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Louth(louth), county (1991 pop. 90,724), 317 sq mi (821 sq km), NE Republic of Ireland. The county seat is DundalkDundalk
, town (1991 pop. 30,061), seat of Co. Louth, NE Republic of Ireland, near the mouth of the Castletown River at Dundalk Bay. It has a port that exports livestock, barley, and other crops.
..... Click the link for more information. . The region borders the Irish Sea from the mouth of the Boyne River to Carlingford Lough. The terrain is an undulating plain, except for a hilly district in the north. Principal rivers are the Fane, the Glyde, and the Dee. Among the industries are cotton and linen manufacturing, brewing, and food processing. Dundalk, DroghedaDrogheda
, town (1991 pop. 24,656), Co. Louth, E central Republic of Ireland, on the Boyne River. The town has a port that exports agricultural products (especially to Liverpool).
..... Click the link for more information. , and Greenore are ports. The region is associated with the exploits of the legendary Irish hero Cuchulain and was, near Annagassan on the Glyde, the site of a major Viking fort and settlement (est. A.D. 841) that was later eclipsed by Dublin.
Louth(louth), town (1991 pop. 14,093), in the Parts of Lindsey, Lincolnshire, E England, on the Lud River. Although a canal was built to the Humber estuary in the 18th cent., Louth is no longer an important river port. The town's industries include trading, the processing of farm produce, and the manufacture of agricultural implements, malt, and lime. Alfred TennysonTennyson, Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron
, 1809–92, English poet. The most famous poet of the Victorian age, he was a profound spokesman for the ideas and values of his times.
..... Click the link for more information. was a pupil at the 13th-century grammar school (rebuilt 1869). There are ruins of a Cistercian abbey founded in 1139; for centuries Louth was an important religious center. The parish church of St. James, noted for its spire, dates from the early 16th cent. The first protests of the Pilgrimage of GracePilgrimage of Grace,
1536, rising of Roman Catholics in N England. It was a protest against the government's abolition of papal supremacy (1534) and confiscation (1536) of the smaller monastic properties, intensified by grievances against inclosures and high rents and taxes.
..... Click the link for more information. took place in Louth in 1536.
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a county of NE Republic of Ireland, in Leinster province on the Irish Sea: the smallest of the counties. County town: Dundalk. Pop.: 101 821 (2002). Area: 821 sq. km (317 sq. miles)
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