Welcome To Louth Village Tidy Towns (Endeavour Award Winner 2013)
The Irish name of County Louth and Louth Village-- Lú -- comes from the god Lugh Lámhfhada (Lugh of the Long Hand) a/k/a Lugh Samildánach, the father of Cúchulainn. Louth Village was a centre of the Lugh cult in Saint Patrick's time. The county takes its name from the village, but the old Irish name Lughbaidhhas recently been revised to Lú.The village lies approximately 8km south-west of Dundalk. It is home to the St Mochtas House, which according to the legend was built in a night by fairies for St Mochtas, circa 500AD, and St Mary's Abbey, a 12th century monastery, which now lies in ruins. The newly formed Committee comprises representatives from the long-standing Louth Village Tidy Towns Committee, local commercial operations, local heritage groups and other members of the community. The Tidy Towns Committee will now work to extend this work and to draw further support from the local community to enhance the function and appearance of the local environment.