Originally a planned town it retains many of the eighteenth century features in style and scale. The town was constructed in 1795 by Lord Altamount of Westport to house Catholic refugees who fled sectarian conflict in the north of Ireland. It is said that Altamount named the town after his daughter Louise.
Recreationally, Louisburgh is a paradise for fishermen, surfers, hill walkers, beach-walkers and photographers. It is hoped that its unrivalled seclusion and tranquility on the very western edge of Europe will endure into the future.
Recently the theatre has received a major boom in the town with the addition of a second drama society. The new group entitled Ceoil agus Drama i gCluain Cearban (Music and Drama in Louisburgh) formed with a focus on children's theatre and pantomime. They then went on to perform the first ever pantomime in Louisburgh helping to raise over 1,000 euro for the local Order of Malta group.
Tommy Lyons has expressed an interest in the vacant Mayo football management position. The name of the former Dublin boss has been added to the ticket of potential candidates by the Louisburgh club, with which he has close connections, WRITES COLM KEYS.
Sep 08, 2010; lyons puts name forward for mayo football vacancy Tommy Lyons has expressed an interest in the vacant Mayo football management...