County Louth Things to Do

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County Louth Things to Do

  • Millmount Tower

    Drogheda Things to Do

    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

    Drogheda Things to Do

    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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  • Newgrange

    Drogheda Things to Do

    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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  • St Laurence

    Drogheda Things to Do

    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

    Drogheda Things to Do

    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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  • Megalith in Golf Course

    This huge Dolmen (cap-stone is 47tons, 3000BC) is said locallythat it was carried here by Scots giant, para Bui Mor Seoidin.(He came here to challenge Irish giant Fionn mac Cumhail.)If you seach of a wife or husband, throw a small pebble onto the cap-stone.If it remains on the top, you will be married within the year !(I tried it, but nothing yet...

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  • Mellifont Abbey

    Here is Irelands first Cistercian monastery founded 1142 by St. Malachy O'Morgair.It's ruins stand on the banks of the river Mattock.There is a visitor centre, too.

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  • Death of Cuchulain

    Have you seen the " Death of Cuchulain" Bronz sculpture at Gneneral Post Office in Dublin ?This standing stone said to be legendary warrior hero Cuchulainbound hemself to this piller stone in his final battle.

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  • Monasterboice Monastic Site

    Monastic settlement is said to have been founded bySt. Buithe 4 or 5thC. Within the graveyard two chiurches, three High Crossesand round tower. (33.5m high 9thC)

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  • Drogheda Town

    In 911 the Deans captured the little town, Later theAnglo-Normans built a bridge and fortified the settlemants onboth sades of river Boyne.Tourist Information Moyoralty StreetTEL: (041) 983 7070

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  • Monasterboice

    This is the site of a medieval monastery, now ruined, with the tallest round tower in Ireland and two stunning Celtic crosses. Both crosses have been beautifully carved with images from the Bible and are in remarkably good condition.

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