History of Louth Nature Trust

The Louth Nature Trust was founded in 2006, the initial board focusing primarily on looking after the little terns nesting at Baltray beach. 

In 2012 a new board formed and reviewed the objectives of the organisation as follows:

  • Managing the Little Tern Conservation Project at Baltray
  • Acquiring and managing sites of conservation interest
  • Promoting nature conservation in County Louth
  • Protecting Louth’s biodiversity where it is threatened

Apart from teh important work at Baltray, we have installed nest boxes for black guillemots at Port Oriel, Gyles Quay and Greenore port.

We also operate a birdwatching hide at Lurgangreen, just south of Blackrock.

We are planning several other conservation initiatives depending on funding.

Anybody interested in joining the board, or getting involved in any other way, should email Breffni at bmartin@regintel.com.


Louth Nature Trust would like to thank everyone who is helping with the continuation of this valuable project; wardens, volunteers, Louth County Council, The Heritage Council, NPWS, Birdwatch Ireland and members of the public for their continued support. We would particularly like to extend our thanks to Brendan McSherry, Heritage Officer, for his continued support.

This web site was funded by the Heritage Council.