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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 Pub in Cooley Peninsula


Overflowing inside and out with bric-a-brac – milk cans, lanterns, antlers, church pews, crockery, street signs, barrels, bellows, bank notes, even tables dangling upside-down from the ceiling – Fitzpatrick's is a l…
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 Mediterranean in Dundalk


Bare boards, bold colours and conversation-piece objets d'art established Eno as Dundalk's choicest eatery, along with outstanding Med-inspired tapas, wood-fired pizzas, and dishes such as angel-hair pasta with Duna…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Drogheda


Sage-green on the outside and cranberry-coloured inside, Drogheda's best restaurant is aptly named for its shiny open kitchen. Organic local produce is used along with worldly ingredients such as Cypriot haloumi and…
Top Choice Pub Food in Carlingford

PJ O'Hares

Hearty main courses at this award-winning gastro pub include pies (beef and Guinness or salmon, cod and cockle), but you can easily fill up on tapas-style starters including Carlingford oysters. Live music plays reg…
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…
Seafood in Drogheda

Coastguard Seafoods

At Coastguard Seafoods, fisherman Terry Butterly oak-smokes some of the finest salmon in Ireland (usually appearing on restaurant menus as Annagassan smoked salmon) and sells it direct to the public, along with othe…