The ‘sea louth’ scenic seafood trail, developed by Louth County Council, has been shortlisted for a prestigious Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Award, in the ‘Supporting Tourism’ category.
The sea louth trail was designed to showcase the county’s world-class seafood producers and is successful not only in attracting visitors to the county, but in encouraging locals to explore and appreciate the gems on their own doorstep.
“I am delighted at sea louth being shortlisted for the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards. It is fantastic to receive recognition for the hard work and dedication put in by the team on the sea louth project – from inception to launch to now seeing the project coming to life and being enjoyed by so many tourists and locals alike. I would also like to thank our seafood producers and restaurants who continue to work with us and support the scenic seafood trail,” said Susan Murphy, project lead at Louth County Council.
In its 19th year, the Awards feature a total of 23 Local Authorities shortlisted over 15 categories. The Awards are held annually in conjunction with the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony in Dublin on 24th November.
How The sea louth Trail Works
The trail covers the entire 70km stretch of coast, from Drogheda to Omeath, highlighting stunning scenery and the finest local seafood along the way. Featuring 14 scenic viewpoints, from Drogheda to Omeath; nine producers; and over 40 restaurants, visitors pick up sea louth ‘passports’ from tourist offices in Drogheda, Dundalk and Carlingford – or download online - and collect uniquely designed scenic viewpoint stamps from designated collection points along the trail. Two restaurant stamps are needed in addition to complete the passport, and can be earned by choosing a local seafood special from over 40 participating restaurants the length of the trail.
Once completed, passports can be exchanged at the tourist offices for an exclusive sea louth memento. The passport has no expiry date, meaning visitors can come back as many times as they wish.
For further information about the trail and to download a sea louth passport, visit sealouth.ie.
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