Drogheda Travel Guide

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Drogheda Things to Do

  • Millmount Tower

    It is a must to see Millmount Tower and museum. Also Laurences Gate, Magdelene Tower, Old Abbey. These are all within walking distance of each other. Drogheda is a very old town it has lots of history. St peters church, west st., is another must. It contains a shrine to St. Oliver who was martyered.

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  • Mellifont Abbey

    Mellifont Abbey lies around 10 kilometers from Drogheda, in Collon village on the banks of the River Mattock. Once the abbey was the center of the Cistercian order in Ireland. It was established in 1142 by St. Malachy of Armagh and was the first abbey of the order in the country. William of Orange used Mellifont Abbey as his headquarters during the...

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  • St Laurence

    I don’t know how big or if any restoration is made for this gate, but it really looks extremely well preserved. The gate is built in 13th century and heightened in 15th century. Altogether there were 11 gates in medieval fortified Drogheda. In my opnion this is the most interesting attraction of the town.

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  • Knowth

    Not far away from Drogheda is Knowth. The Megalithic Passage Tombs of Knowth are located in the County of Meath. The Boyne Valley Cairns of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth were built around 3200BC making them older than Stonehenge in England and the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. (information from the Knowth HP)

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  • Newgrange

    This part of the Boyne Valley has many prehistoric monuments, the most important being the 'passage graves' of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. These huge stone and earth mounds are approximately 5,000 years old....predating the Pyramids of Egypt and England's Stonehenge. Newgrange is the best known of the three. The entrance stone features some...

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  • Magdalene Tower

    This belfry tower was a part of Dominican Friary built in 13th. The tower itself is built later – in 14th century. It is located in the Northern part of town centre.

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  • Butter Gate

    This gate built in 13th century is second survived medieval town gate. It really is not that impressive as St Laurence’s Gate. Butter gate is on the other side of the river and it can be seen from Drogheda bus station.

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  • St Laurence’s Gate

    I don’t know how big or if any restoration is made for this gate, but it really looks extremely well preserved. The gate is built in 13th century and heightened in 15th century. Altogether there were 11 gates in medieval fortified Drogheda. In my opnion this is the most interesting attraction of the town.

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  • Bru na Boinne

    This part of the Boyne Valley has many prehistoric monuments, the most important being the 'passage graves' of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. These huge stone and earth mounds are approximately 5,000 years old....predating the Pyramids of Egypt and England's Stonehenge. Newgrange is the best known of the three. The entrance stone features some...

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  • Ruins of a Great Abbey

    Mellifont Abbey lies around 10 kilometers from Drogheda, in Collon village on the banks of the River Mattock. Once the abbey was the center of the Cistercian order in Ireland. It was established in 1142 by St. Malachy of Armagh and was the first abbey of the order in the country. William of Orange used Mellifont Abbey as his headquarters during the...

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  • Not far away from Drogheda is...

    Not far away from Drogheda is Knowth. The Megalithic Passage Tombs of Knowth are located in the County of Meath. The Boyne Valley Cairns of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth were built around 3200BC making them older than Stonehenge in England and the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. (information from the Knowth HP)

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  • It is a must to see Millmount...

    It is a must to see Millmount Tower and museum. Also Laurences Gate, Magdelene Tower, Old Abbey. These are all within walking distance of each other.Drogheda is a very old town it has lots of history. St peters church, west st., is another must. It contains a shrine to St. Oliver who was martyered.

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  • Nobbe's Things to Do Tip

    Near the entrance of Hill of Tara, we found this white horse eating the green grass. In the background you can see the local church built beside the ancient rings of Tara.

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  • Visit the Hills of Tara, to...

    Visit the Hills of Tara, to the west of Drogheda. The ancient Hill of Tara is best known as the seat of the 'High Kings of Ireland'. It has been an important site since the last Stone Age when a passage tomb was constructed there.

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  • Have a visit to the Millmount...

    Have a visit to the Millmount Tower on the south side of the River Boyne.The English King, Henry II fortified Millmount. The fort served as a key feature in the defences of Drogheda over the centuries. It was here that many of the defending garrison, including the governor, were slaughtered by Oliver Cromwell's invading army. The Martello tower was...

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Drogheda Hotels

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  • Scholars Townhouse Hotel

    King Street, Drogheda, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • The d Hotel

    Scotch Hall, Drogheda, County Louth, 0, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • The Glenside Hotel

    Dublin Road, Drogheda, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

Drogheda Restaurants

  • Dont miss the deserts and Coffee

    Good all round restaurant for lunch , dinner down stairs and a funky cocktail and world beer bar upstairs. The food is freshly prepared and the coffee is from a artisan Meath roaster and the deserts and cakes are freshly baked , a rarity in this world of mass produced deserts.Children friendly relaxed environment for lunch, dinner or snacks. We are...

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  • Sorrentos

    Sorrentos is an Italian restaurant. The staff are second to done. Really friendly and helpful. The prices are really affordable. It has a nice atmosphere, it is busy most nights now because it is during the summer months. During the Winter though its busiest time is the weekend nights. Sorrentos is also very capable of dealing with large groups...

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Drogheda Nightlife

  • best places 4 a nightout

    hey, just thought i'd gave my view, spent a busisness wk down there recently but also wanted a nite on the town! O' Shea's excellent bar on West street age group extremly varied, in particular it suited 20-25 yr olds.. good music & atmosphere considerin it was a thur nite (also drink was cheaper than most places i visted). Earth a niteclub the only...

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  • I don't really have a...

    I don't really have a favourite spot for having a night out. There are a few good pubs in the town. Redz is probably the most popular with the young people (21-35). But there are some quieter spots. The Mariner is a lovely pub, and its interior has to be seenFor the visitors who want to have a more traditional irish night out they should try...

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Drogheda Transportation

  • Train & Bus to Dublin

    There are regular buses from Dublin to Drogheda. You can see the timetable here: http://www.buseireann.ie/site/home/. If you are arriving to Dublin airport you can go directly to Drogheda without going to Dublin city since at least some of the buses stop near Dublin airport on their way to Drogheda.

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  • Bus

    There are regular buses from Dublin to Drogheda. You can see the timetable here: http://www.buseireann.ie/site/home/. If you are arriving to Dublin airport you can go directly to Drogheda without going to Dublin city since at least some of the buses stop near Dublin airport on their way to Drogheda.

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  • Bus or train is the best way...

    Bus or train is the best way to get to drogheda. Drogheda is about 30 miles from Dublin Airport and this is on the main Dublin-Drogheda bus route. The train station is about 15 minutes walk from the town centre. The bus station is near enough in the town centre.The best way to get around Drogheda is on foot.

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Drogheda Local Customs

  • Newgrange

    Not that far from Drogheda you can find Newgrange, a unique stone aged tomb. The great megalithic tomb at Newgrange is over 5,500 years old. Their survival through more than 5,500 years reflects the sophistication of their design, and ingenuity of the Stone Age man which constructed them.

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  • Not that far from Drogheda you...

    Not that far from Drogheda you can find Newgrange, a unique stone aged tomb.The great megalithic tomb at Newgrange is over 5,500 years old. Their survival through more than 5,500 years reflects the sophistication of their design, and ingenuity of the Stone Age man which constructed them.

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Drogheda What to Pack

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    by Nobbe Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Photo Equipment: Don't forget to bring a Camera during your stay in Drogheda.

    Miscellaneous: Not that far from Dublin Airport you can find Malahide Castle.

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Drogheda Off The Beaten Path

  • The river boyne flows through...

    The river boyne flows through drogheda. And it is also in a valley. There is a tourist drive called The Boyne Drive. This leads you to Newgrange, Dowth and Nowth ( magalethic tombs). it also leads you to melifont abbey (old abbey ruins). A bus will take you to newgrange, but if you can hire a car i wuld advise it. It is a perfect day out if you...

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  • At the end of the harbour in...

    At the end of the harbour in Skerries, there is a place called Red Island there you can relax and have a picnic in the green grass, and watching the waves from the Irish sea.

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  • Off the beaten track

    The area around Drogheda is filled with history and there are small and lovely towns to explore everywhere. South of Drogheda and North of Dublin you can find a lovely sea-side-town called Skerries. Here is a photo from the Skerries Mills.

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  • The area around Drogheda is...

    The area around Drogheda is filled with history and there are small and lovely towns to explore everywhere. South of Drogheda and North of Dublin you can find a lovely sea-side-town called Skerries. Here is a photo from the Skerries Mills.

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