Louth County Archives acquires archives and records that relate to all aspects of the development of County Louth. Such archives may be from community groups, societies, individuals, organisations, solicitors, businesses, or national schools. These collections make available unique and valuable research sources for the study of our heritage.
When a collection is acquired by the County Archives, it is accessioned in the Accession Register and processed by the archivist in due course. During processing, items that are in poor condition are identified and as resources permit, they receive conservation treatment by a professional conservator in due course. Louth County Archives has kindly received funding from the Heritage Council on several occasions to assist with conservation treatment.
Processing also allows items that contain sensitive material to be identified and these are closed or subject to restricted access for a suitable period of years. Archival processing enables the creation of a descriptive list to facilitate users in searching the collection. The collection can then be made available for research.
Many of the descriptive lists for the County Louth school archive collections are available on our website, which you can access and explore at the link below – please remember to scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Many of these school collections were donated to the County Archives. If you have a Co Louth school archive collection that you would be willing to donate or know of someone who would, we would love to hear from you.