Drogheda is a major port which traditionally served the Boyne Valley. Hugh de Lacy founded two towns here in 1180 one on either side of the river. These were united following a spirited sermon by a Dominican priest. From the start, the walls and gates were built rapidly and the town was divided into burage plots for the colonists from Bristol and the Severn Valley, whom de Lacy brought over from his place of origin. Of the gates, only one survives - this is the Butter Gate. Saint Lawerences Gate is a barbican defensive complex, an imposing structure. Dominating the town is the railway viaduct which was built in 1850, and still in use. Further details below.

 Activities in Drogheda

Bike Rental
Bicycle Hire Quay Cycles

Cycling Holidays
Irish Cycling Holidays Bicycle Hire

Cycling Routes Not Guided
Drogheda Cycling Tour
Valley Of The Kings Cycling Tour

Department Stores
Mr Ace Tackle Dealer
Greenes Antiques Galleries

Food Markets
Drogheda Town Market

Game Fishing
Killineer Reservoir

Golf Courses
County Louth Golf Club

Pitch And Put
Bissell Pitch And Putt Club
Cement Pitch And Putt Club

Swimming Pools And Waterparks
Rathmullen Swimming Pool
Drogheda Swimming Pool

Walking Routes Not Guided
Drogheda Heritage Route

Walking Tours Guided
Drogheda Town Walks
Drogheda On The Boyne Tourism


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