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  • 1 Boyne Valley Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    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..

  • 2 St Laurence Gate Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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.

  • 3 Millmount Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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, ..

  • 4 St Peter's Church

    Religious buildings

    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 ..

  • 5 St Peter's Church

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 6 Millmount Museum and Tower

    Museums and art

    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..

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