Top Choice Museum in Drogheda

Millmount Museum & Tower

Overlooking Drogheda, Millmount is an artificial hill that may have been a prehistoric burial ground like Newgrange, but has never been excavated.The Normans constructed a motte-and-bailey fort on top of this conven…
Top Choice Church in Drogheda

St Peter's Roman Catholic Church

Displayed in a glittering brass-and-glass case in the north transept, the shrivelled head of St Oliver Plunkett (1629–81) is this church's main draw (the rest of the martyr was separated at his hanging in 1681). Act…
Top Choice Historic Site in Drogheda

St Laurence's Gate

Astride the eastwards extension of the town's main street is the 13th-century St Laurence's Gate, the finest surviving portion of the city walls (which originally extended for 3km).
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 …
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. Although the ruins are highly evocative and well worth explor…
Museum in Dundalk

County Museum Dundalk

Different floors in this worthwhile museum are dedicated to the town's early history and archaeology, and to the Norman period. One floor deals with the growth of industry in the area, from the 1750s to the 1960s, i…
Church in Drogheda

St Peter's Church of Ireland

St Peter's Church of Ireland (not to be confused with St Peter's Roman Catholic Church) is the church whose spire was burned by Cromwell's men, resulting in the death of 100 people seeking sanctuary inside. Today's …
Gallery in Drogheda

Highlanes Gallery

Set in a beautifully converted 19th-century monastery, this gallery has a permanent collection of contemporary art, plus regular temporary exhibitions. Attached is a shop featuring high-quality Louth craftwork, and …
Museum in Carlingford

Holy Trinity Heritage Centre

Carlingford's heritage centre is in the former Holy Trinity Church. A short video describes the village history and explains what has been done to give it new life in recent years after villagers got together to rev…
Cathedral in Dundalk

St Patrick's Cathedral

The richly decorated 19th-century St Patrick's Cathedral was modelled on King's College Chapel in Cambridge, England. Hours can vary depending on services and events.