Associated Projects

Sophie Queen of the Castle-A Decade of Centenaries project

A new book exploring Louth’s history in the lead up to the formation of the state launched in May 2024. The book, an initiative of Louth County Council arts office, and funded under the Decade of Centenaries programme in 2023, is aimed at the senior cycle and suitable for ages 9-12 and upwards. Led by acting Arts Officer Moya Hodgers, the book has been developed over the past year and is written by former An Táin writer-in-residence Nicola Cassidy. Illustrations have been provided by Dundalk-based illustrator Sophie Coyle, with historical research provided by local historian, Dr Donal Hall. A resource pack is available forall schools in the county alongside the free copies for distribution. The council hope that teachers and students in Co. Louth will enjoy the story and the in-depth look at our local history.


Sophie Queen of the Castle

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Resource Pack

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Ceol Sa Bhaile 2019

Ceol sa Bhaile, written and presented by SJ McArdle and produced by, is a podcast where we shine a light on the traditional music makers of County Louth in the intimate surroundings of their own homes.


LMFM is an independent Local Radio station based in Drogheda, Ireland. It is also the largest radio station outside of Dublin and Cork broadcasting to a population in excess of 300,000 adults.

Ceol Sa Bhaile 2018

Grinding out Transcendence