Welcome to Drogheda
Drogheda is one of Ireland’s oldest and most historical towns. Situated only 28 miles north of Dublin and a little over an hour and a half from Belfast, it is on a major trunk route and is easily accessible from the ferry ports and the airports.
Chartered in 1194 by the Norman King John, the history of the town extends further back into the folklore of the arrival of the Celts into Ireland. Known as the Gateway to the Boyne valley, Drogheda is associated with an extraordinary number of significant events in the history of Ireland, The Battle of the Boyne, Saint Oliver Plunkett whose remains are on display in the town, Cromwell’s siege and the surrender of the Irish chieftains to the English King.
When you visit Drogheda you will find many excellent things to see and do and you can be sure to enjoy a friendly welcome and famed Drogheda hospitality.
Whether you are a culture vulture or not, you should not miss the fantastic and world famous Newgrange, Knowth collectively known as the Bru na Boinne centre. This tour will open your eyes to extraordinary achievements of the ancient civilisation of Ireland. The centre is fantastic and has a restaurant and all the modern facilities.
Other Historical places worth a visit while in the Drogheda area are the Battle of the Boyne site, the Monasterboice High Cross and Tower, the Millmount Museum and Martello Tower, St. Laurence Gate, St Peter's Church in Drogheda and the new Boyne Viaduct.
If shopping or maxing out your plastic is what rings your bell, then you will have come to the right place. There are several shopping centres and retail parks that provide outlets for all the major brands and designer labels and then of course there are the high street shops providing quaint boutiques and antique stores as well as the major brands.
If just relaxing early in the day is what you want then why not visit some of the famous and beautiful gardens and houses in the area. For instance Beaulieu House gardens and car museum or Knockabbey Castle and Gardens.
If you wish to get the pulse racing and the adrenalin flowing then get stuck into some adventure activities. Hill walking, Sailing, outdoor pursuit centres or horse riding to mention but a few.
Drogheda has a wide choice of restaurants and eateries serving a delicious range of mouth watering foods. There are numerous really good pubs also serving food and providing live music in the evenings.
If it's pampering you want check into any one of the many wonderful Hotels in the area or if you’re saving the finances for the nightlife check out the budget Hotels and the B&Bs.
Before you head to Drogheda check our directory of services for recommendations.
D Hotel – www.thedhotel.com
The Westcourt Hotel - www.westcourt.ie
Elite Kissagrams - www.malestrippers.ie