Drogheda means “Bridge of the Ford” and lies on the northeast Irish coast where the River Boyne meets the Irish Sea. Drogheda has many tourist attractions to interest visitors while enjoying their Irish getaway. Millmount Museum is a fort built in the 12th century and has medieval artifacts on display. The town of Drogheda was originally walled town and was accessed through 10 gates. St Lawrence’s Gate is the only surviving gate and is now a national monument. It has two huge round towers and a vaulted arch, which you cannot miss as you wander along St Lawrence Street. On the corner of St Peter’s Street and William Street stands St Peter’s Church. St Peter’s was built in 1748, in the memory of Oliver Plunkett Archbishop of Amagh, who was executed at Tyburn in 1681. His embalmed head is kept in the reliquary of the church.
Close to Drogheda is Monasterboice Monasatic Site, which was founded in the year 500 by St Buithe. Partially destroyed by fire in 1097, you can visit two preserved churches, the cemetery and round tower. Drogheda abounds in historic architectural tourist attractions and there are plenty more to be visited in the surrounding countryside. A getaway to Drogheda can be easily organized through EasyToBook.com, which has discount hotels in this area.
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