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Rosso is a trendy modern place opposite St Patrick’s Cathedral...
Runs a wide range of activities including sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, rock climbing, archery and the more unusual body zorbing (if you fancy being strapped into a massive plastic ball and rolled down a hill!)...
Hiking & Trekking
Carlingford is the starting point for the 40km Táin Way, which makes a circuit of the Cooley Peninsula through the Cooley Mountains. The route is a mixture of surfaced roads, forest tracks and green paths...
This tower played a dramatic role in the 1922 Civil War, when it was Drogheda’s chief defensive feature and suffered heavy shelling from Free State forces...
At the Westcourt Hotel, Drogheda's biggest nightclub attracts a fairly young crowd and can be a bit of a cattle mart, but the music ranges from club classics to hip hop, house and techno, and there's a great beer gar...
The 13th-century Butter Gate, just northwest of Millmount, is the only surviving genuine town gate in Drogheda. This tower, with its arched passageway, predates the remains of St Laurence's Gate by about a century.
Nature & Wildlife
Much of the Cooley Peninsula is protected and is home to various species of birds including godwits, red-breasted mergansers, buzzards, tits and various finches. Ask at the tourist office for information on the trail.
The word 'bistro' doesn't do justice to this outstanding seafood restaurant, which has a long, long list of fresh catches with creative interpretations, such as cod and salmon parcels in mustard cream sauce.
This wonderful old boozer is right out of a time capsule. Clarke's unrestored wooden interior features snugs and leaded-glass doors that read Open Bar. It attracts an arty crowd and is gay friendly.
A rainbow of jams and chutneys lines the walls of this deli-cafe. Croquettes, quiches and fish cakes are among the tasty treats to eat in or take away, with great daily specials too.
Stripped wooden floors, homely dining rooms, daily newspapers and chunky furniture add to the cosy welcome of this place that serves healthy, wholesome wraps, salads, soups and hot dishes.
Opened in early 2013, this bar exudes a mellow sophistication with its charcoal grey deck furnishings, cigar bar and sober lighting. An excellent selection of wines by the glass.
The courthouse is a fine neo-Gothic building with large Doric pillars. In the front square is the stone Maid of Éireann, commemorating the 1798 Rising.
Drama, music, comedy, film and visual art take to the stage at Drogheda's lively arts centre, which runs regular workshops such as life drawing.
The restored 19th-century courthouse is home to the sword and mace presented to the town council by William of Orange after the Battle of the Boyne.
Food & Drink
Celebrates Carlingford's famous oysters with an oyster treasure hunt, fishing competition, music, food markets and a regatta on Carlingford Lough.
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