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Louth Library Services Presents Louth Science Festival

Louth Science Festival (LSF) is back for its fifth year; bigger and better than ever!

Supported by Louth County Council and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), LSF (7th – 20th November) is a fun, educational and exciting community festival.

There is truly something for everyone here; from our youngest citizens to our oldest; for all interests and abilities.

We will have talks on Genealogy; being a Blacksmith; Superhero Science, Climate Action and many others.

Workshops for schools will include videos and visits from the likes of the Irish Air Corps, Scientific Sue and Circus 250.

Family Fun Days held throughout Louth as part of the festival will see the School of Irish Archaeology bring ‘The Big Dig’ to ‘The Wee County’, as well as visits from the Mobile Music School, Dr Niamh Shaw, Eve McCrystal, Anyone4Science and even a mobile Escape Room with BiOrbic! All events are free.

Browse through the website for more information, to book in for upcoming events, or to take a look at Science Festivals past.

Join us, as we boldly go where no Science Festival has gone before!


Since its inception in 2018 Louth Science Festival (supported by Louth County Council and Science Foundation Ireland) has become a stand-out event in Louth Library Service’s annual programming, providing STEAM activities, workshops, events and talks to audiences around the county.

Louth, according to SFI research, is a low intervention county in terms of STEAM participation. Louth Science Festival, aligning with the SFI Science Week objectives, aims to find different ways of bringing Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths to new and existing audiences, particularly reaching out to those not typically serviced by STEAM programming.

The festival also aims to inspire the community towards STEAM careers, and emphasise the importance of STEM in everyday society, in keeping with the SFI Strategy 2025, focusing on ‘Delivering Today; Preparing for Tomorrow’.

Over the past number of years, LSF has allowed us to build meaningful relationships with local organisations and community groups, including Louth County Council and Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT), as well as local schools, nursing homes and Youthreach Centres. It’s our aim to grow and develop these connections, and build new ones as the festival develops.


Check out what events Louth Science Festival has to offer