Things to see and do - Drogheda
Unmissable tourist sites
Drogheda Travel guide
Drogheda : Michelin's recommendations
Main port of the Boyne Estuary, with its nearby valley steeped in history, Drogheda is just a short distance from the extensive beaches of Bettystown and the beautiful coastline to the North. The town was founded in 911 by the Dane, Thorgestr. Little is left of the many monasteries that flourished in Drogheda in the Middle Ages. The nave and tower are all that remain of St Mary's Abbey. In 1649, when the town was taken by Cromwell's men, 2000 people were massacred.
Tourist attractions Drogheda : Things to see and do
West St. IRL - Drogheda
This neo-Gothic building (1881) contains the relics of Oliver Plunkett (1625-1681), Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh. Among the relics are his head, the letters he wrote from Newgate prison and the gate of his cell. He was implicated in the Oates ..
Mount St-Oliver IRL - Drogheda
The museum stands in the old officers' quarters built in 1820. The excellent display covers the history of Drogheda and its maritime activities. Three guild banners are also on display in addition to souvenirs of local associations, household utensil..
Magdalene St. IRL - Drogheda
This church was built in 1753, but the portico and spire were not added until 1793 by Francis Johnston. In the graveyard, near the east gate, there is a gravestone commemorating the victims of the 1649 fire. Beyond, there are three rows of houses, wh..
West Street IRL - Drogheda
Situated on Drogheda's main street, in the heart of the town centre, Westcourt Hotel offers a lively bar and comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi, just 25 minutes’ drive from Dublin Airport. There is excellent access to the M1 motorway. Room features i..
Scotch Hall IRL - Drogheda .
The D Hotel sits on the banks of the River Boyne in Drogheda town centre. It offers luxurious rooms with plasma-screen TVs, a waterfront restaurant, a mini-gym and free parking. Rooms at Hotel D have free internet access, fans and a 24-hour room ser..
King Street IRL - Drogheda
Originally built in 1867, this charming town house has been tastefully renovated in a modern style, whilst retaining its historic charm, with stained glass windows and high coved ceilings. Once used as a Christian Brothers house, Scholars now provid..
2 South Quay IRL - Drogheda
Glass-fronted riverfront eatery. By day, a café serving homemade cakes, pastries, salads and sandwiches; by night, a more interesting, mainly Eastern Mediterranean menu is served, with influences from North Africa and the Middle East.
Scotch Hall, Marsh Rd. IRL - Drogheda
1 Bryanstown Centre, Dublin Rd IRL - Drogheda / Droichead Átha
A lively, buzzy bistro; its name a reference to its location within Ireland and also a nod to the East Coast of the USA, which influences its extensive menus. Open-plan, with concrete floors and exposed pipework giving an industrial feel.
King St IRL - Drogheda