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Top Choice Bar in Drogheda

Grey Goose

Drogheda's newest and hippest venue has a vast downstairs bar with herringbone floors, stained glass and leather sofas, and a grand piano in its upstairs cocktail lounge, the Birdcage, where a resident DJ spins cool…
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'…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Drogheda


Fronted by a sage-green facade, Drogheda's best restaurant is aptly named for its shiny open kitchen. Organic local produce is used along with worldly ingredients such as Cypriot halloumi and Serrano ham. Breads are…
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…
Irish in Drogheda

Black Bull

Topped by a gleaming golden (not black) bull, this cosy pub has low ceilings and candlelit corners. The modern extension houses a spacious restaurant serving solidly good pub standards such as steaks you cook yourse…
Bistro in Drogheda


Hidden down a small flight of steps and opening to a sunny courtyard, this convivial cellar bistro has a great selection of Mediterranean tapas dishes, elaborate salads, and steak, seafood and gourmet burgers, plus …
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,…
Pub in Drogheda

Peter Matthews

One of Drogheda's top spots for live music, McPhails (as it's always called, no matter what the sign says) features everything from heavy-metal cover bands to trad-music sessions. There's a traditional bar at the fr…
Pub in Drogheda

WM Cairnes & Son

Cavernous, contemporary WM Cairnes & Son has a winning riverfront location, regular live music and a dozen craft beers on tap as well as 55 different whiskeys.