Attractions

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). It'…
House in Drogheda

Beaulieu House & Gardens

On the banks of the River Boyne, reached by a driveway lined with lime trees, this grand hipped-roofed house with red-brick trim dates from circa 1626. It's one of Ireland's best-preserved unfortified mansions, with…
Gallery in Drogheda

Highlanes Gallery

Set in a beautifully converted 19th-century monastery, this gallery has a permanent collection of contemporary art, along with regular temporary exhibitions.Attached is a shop featuring high-quality Louth craftwork,…
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. Built in…
Tower in Drogheda

Magdalene Tower

The 14th-century Magdalene Tower is the bell tower of a Dominican friary founded in 1224. It was here that England's King Richard II, accompanied by a great army, accepted the submission of the Gaelic chiefs with su…
Landmark 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) and a notable landmark.
Gate in Drogheda

Butter Gate

The 13th-century Butter Gate, just northwest of Millmount, has a distinctive tower and arched passageway.