Dundalk is the biggest town in Louth, census results have confirmed, yet ironically Drogheda is the biggest town in Ireland.
This is because part of Drogheda’s population is in the county of Meath.
The 2011 census shows that the population of Louth has one of the more urban of all of the administrative counties in the State, outside of the counties with major cities, with 64.4% of people living in urban areas of the county.
Dundalk is the largest town in the county with 37,816 persons. In addition, Drogheda, which is also located mainly in the county is the largest town in the State with a population of 38,578. The fastest growing town in percentage terms was Clogherhead which experienced 27.9% population growth between 2006 and 2011.
Just over 6,500 usual Louth residents moved in the year to April 2011, with most of these (4,842) moving to elsewhere within the county.
Read more about this story in Tuesday’s Dundalk Democrat.