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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 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 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 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).
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…
Mediterranean in Drogheda


Squirrelled away down a small flight of steps and opening to a sunny courtyard, this convivial wine bar and bistro has a great selection of Mediterranean starting platters, open sandwiches and mains such as stuffed …
Irish in Drogheda

Black Bull

Topped by a gleaming golden (not black) bull, this popular pub has a homey atmosphere with low ceilings and candlelit corners. The modern extension houses a spacious restaurant serving solidly good grub such as open…
Cafe in Drogheda


Located in the Highlanes Gallery, this split-level cafe serves a stylish range of focaccia, bagels and gourmet sandwiches, including smoked salmon. It also offers savoury tarts and daily specials (pasta, burgers), a…
Irish in Drogheda

Eastern Seaboard Bar & Grill

Despite its unpromising location in a business park near the train station, this stylised, contemporary space is generally packed. Adventurous food like pig's cheek terrine with apple slaw, smoked mackerel pâté, and…
Pub in Drogheda

WM Cairnes & Son

Cavernous, contemporary WM Cairnes & Son has a winning riverfront location, live music from Thursday to Monday, and craft beers on tap. Soak them up with superb gastropub grub: beef and Guinness pie with traditi…