Top things to do in Around Drogheda

Top Choice Historic Site in Around Drogheda


Crowing ravens lend an eerie atmosphere to Monasterboice, an intriguing monastic site down a leafy lane in sweeping farmland, which contains a cemetery, two ancient church ruins, one of the finest and tallest round …
Top Choice Ruins in Around Drogheda

Old Mellifont Abbey

In its Anglo-Norman prime, this abbey, 1.5km off the main Drogheda–Collon road (R168), was the Cistercians' first and most magnificent centre in Ireland. Highly evocative and well worth exploring, the ruins still re…
Top Choice Pub in Around Drogheda

Glyde Inn

Dating from 1770, this wonderful pub anchors Annagassan life. It has its own beer, Linn Duachaill (named for a local Viking settlement currently being excavated), which is also the name of its excellent restaurant (…
Gardens in Around Drogheda


At this inspiring not-for-profit ecology centre 10km southeast of Drogheda in Laytown on an 18th-century former farm, you can wander through a walled organic garden, visit a beekeeping museum and take a biodiverse n…
Seafood in Around Drogheda

Coastguard Seafoods

On menus throughout Ireland, you'll see fêted Annagassan smoked salmon, which is oak-smoked here in the village by fisherman Terry Butterly. Call in advance to check someone's around, and look for the green door to …
Sports in Around Drogheda

Laytown Races

Bookies, punters and jockeys descend on Laytown, 11.5km southeast of Drogheda, for races that have been held here since 1868. For one late-summer's day, Laytown's 3km of golden sands are transformed into a racecours…
Bakery in Around Drogheda

O'Neills Bakery

Breads, cakes and buns are sold still warm from the ovens (one of which is over a century old) at this five-generation-old village bakery. Knock at the door around the side of the building for one of the bakers to l…
Irish in Around Drogheda

Foley's Tea Rooms

Two 18th-century thatched cottages now house this delightful tearoom turning out homemade cakes, quiches and the house speciality, boiled bacon and cabbage. Its adjacent shop sells curios and collectibles. Payment i…
Castle in Around Drogheda

Termonfeckin Tower House

This tiny 15th-century tower house once belonged to a wealthy landowner. Pick up the key from the first house to its right.