How Louth’s electoral areas will look next year
Louth will be divided into four electoral areas for next year’s local elections.
The Boundary Commission released their break down of electoral areas yesterday evening with the destination of the seats on Louth County Council determined.
From next year there will be 29 members of the council, as opposed to 26 at present.
As things stand there are five seats for Ardee, six for Drogheda East, four for Drogheda West, five for Dundalk Carlingford and six for Dundalk South.
From next year though Ardee will have six seats, Dundalk Carlingford will have six and Dundalk South will have seven. Drogheda has also been amalgamated into one electoral area with 10 seats.
The following is a detailed description setting out the electoral divisions that comprise each recommended local electoral area:
Ardee Ardee Rural, Ardee Urban, Castlebellingham, Clogher, Clonkeen, Collon, Darver, Dromin, Dromiskin, Drumcar, Dunleer, Dysart, Killanny, Louth, Mansfieldstown, Stabannan and Tallanstown.
Drogheda Fair Gate, Monasterboice, Mullary, St. Lawrence Gate, St. Mary’s (art), St. Peter’s, Termonfeckin and West Gate.
Dundalk – Carlingford All of the existing local electoral area of Dundalk – Carlingford as follows: The parts of the Castletown and Dundalk Rural electoral divisions north of the R178 (Carrickmacross Road), the parts of Dundalk No. 1 Urban, Dundalk No. 3 Urban and Dundalk No. 4 Urban electoral divisions not contained in the local electoral area of Dundalk- South; Ballymascanlan, Carlingford, Drummullagh, Dundalk No. 2 Urban, Faughart, Greenore, Jenkinstown, Rathcor and Ravensdale.
Dundalk – South All of the existing local electoral area of Dundalk – South as follows: The parts of the Castletown and Dundalk Rural electoral divisions south of the R178 (Carrickmacross Road), the parts of Dundalk No. 1 Urban, Dundalk No. 3 Urban and Dundalk No. 4 Urban electoral divisions south of a line drawn as follows: Commencing at the boundary between the electoral divisions of Dundalk No. 1 Urban and Dundalk No. 3 Urban at the Carrickmacross Road Bridge and St. Dominick’s Place and proceeding to the junction of St. Dominick’s Place with the roundabout at the Crescent; then proceeding in a clockwise direction around and excluding the said roundabout to its junction with Anne Street; then proceeding in a north-easterly direction along Anne Street to its junction with Park Street; then proceeding in a north easterly direction along Park Street to its junction with Francis Street; then proceeding in a northeasterly direction along Francis Street and Roden Place to the junction of Roden Place with Jocelyn Street; then proceeding in an easterly direction along Jocelyn Street, Seatown Place and along the road connecting Seatown Place to Barrack Street to reach the junction of said road with the Dundalk Inner Relief Road; then proceeding in a north-westerly projection along the Dundalk Inner Relief Road to its junction with the road at St. Helena; then proceeding along the north-easterly projection of the said road at St. Helena to Dundalk Harbour; and the electoral divisions of Barronstown, Castlering, Creggan Upper and Haggardstown.