County Louth; Irish: Contae Lú, Lugmad, Lughbhadh, Lughbhaidh, Lughmhadh) is a county in Ireland. It is part of the Border Region and is also located in the province of Leinster. It is named after the town of Louth.
County Louth is colloquially known as 'the Wee County' as it is Ireland's smallest county by area (826 km² (319 sq miles). It is the 19 th largest in terms of population. It is the smallest of Leinster’s 12 counties by size and the sixth largest by population.
There are a number of historic sites in the county, including religious sites at Monasterboice, Mellifont Abbey and the St Mary Magdalene Dominican Friary. In the early fourteenth century the Scottish army of Edward Bruce siege of Drogheda.