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ID: 7003484
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Louth (county)  Louth (county)

Coordinates:
Lat: 53 55 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 53.9167  decimal degrees
Long: 006 30 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -6.5000  decimal degrees

Note: Louth is a county in the province of Leinster in the northeast of the Republic of Ireland. Measuring 317 square miles in area, it is the smallest county in the republic. Physically it consists of glacial drifts and large areas of unimproved land. In 1185 Prince John, regent of England, annexed the barony of Louth to the English crown. In the late 14th century it was part of the English Pale, an enclave within Ireland where English rule and settlement were most secure. In the 16th century, the towns of Dundalk and Drogheda were marshalling stations for invading armies marching north into Ulster. It antiquities include the ruined Celtic monasteries of Mellifont and Monasterboice, and many Anglo-Norman castles. The agriculture varies between small farms and larger livestock pastureland farms. The 2003 estimated population was 103,500.

Names:
Louth (preferred,C,V,English,U,N)
(C,V,Irish Gaelic,U,N)
Lughbdhaidh (H,V,Irish Gaelic,U,N)
County Louth (C,V,display,English,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Ireland (nation)  ........  Ireland (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Leinster (province)  ............  Leinster (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Louth (county)  ................  Louth (county) (P)

Place Types:
county (preferred, C)
second level subdivision (C)
kingdom (H)  ............  of Oriel from 4th cen. until Anglo-Norman invasion

Sources and Contributors:
County Louth..........  [BHA, VP]
.......................  Blue Guide (1923-)
Louth..........  [GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
..............  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 533
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 513
..............  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-101
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 116
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Lú..........  [VP]
...........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 513
Lughbdhaidh..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 533
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Blue Guide (1923-)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 533
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 513
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-101
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 116
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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