Things to see and do - Drogheda
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Drogheda Travel guide
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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
IRL - Drogheda
Upstream from Drogheda, huge, enigmatically-decorated grave mounds ( Newgrange, Knowth, Dowth) line the banks of the Boyne as it winds through a fertile and well-wooded landscape. The valley was settled by every era of Irish civilisation, from the Hi..
Mount St-Oliver IRL - Drogheda
This eminence on the southern banks of the Boyne, possibly an ancient passage grave, was crowned by an Anglo-Norman motte and then by 18C fortifications. From the highest spot, there is a beautiful view of the city centre and of the railway viaduct, ..
Laurence St. IRL - Drogheda
This is not the 13C gate itself but rather the barbican that protected it. Some of the town wall still remains to the south.
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..
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..
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 prov..
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.
King St 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.
Scotch Hall, Marsh Rd. IRL - Drogheda