The Boyne Valley, situated on the east coast of Ireland, is only 30 minutes from Dublin. Virtually every important event in Irish history took place in the Boyne Valley, making it the best place to start your holiday in Ireland.
Some of its best known attractions include the 5,000 year old burial chambers at the Newgrange World Heritage Site, and the interpretive centre at the Battle of the Boyne site. Right in the heart of Drogheda Heritage town, visit the Gothic Revival St. Peter’s Catholic Church, with the preserved head of St. Oliver Plunkett.
Visit Highlanes Gallery in a 19th century Franciscan church to see the fine Municipal Art Collection, and the sword and mace given by William of Orange after the Battle of the Boyne. Tour the Millmount Museum and Martello Tower to experience the wonderful views over Drogheda.
No visit would be complete without seeing Trim Castle, the best preserved and most impressive Anglo Norman castle in Ireland. It is situated in the heritage town of Trim where you can also enjoy guided tours and a leisurely walk down the River Boyne.
LANGUAGES: Free information leaflets and audio guides available in various visitor attractions.
DINING / REFRESHMENTS: Drogheda has numerous fine cafés and restaurants with a range of dining options.
SHOPPING: There are several shopping options in Drogheda and surrounds.
PARKING: Car and coach parking available in most attractions.
The Boyne Valley is just a 30 minute drive from Dublin.
Drogheda Tourist Information Point, The Tholsel, West Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland
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