Georgina’s Guidebook

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Georgina’s Guidebook

Food scene
The Black Bull Inn is one of Drogheda's most popular bars and restaurants. It's the perfect spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner and there are 3 bars to relax in.
Black Bull Inn
The Black Bull Inn is one of Drogheda's most popular bars and restaurants. It's the perfect spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner and there are 3 bars to relax in.
Clarkes Bar Drogheda offers you comfort, conversation in a unique traditional setting and probably the Best Pint of Guinness for miles around
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Clarkes Bar
19 Peter St
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Clarkes Bar Drogheda offers you comfort, conversation in a unique traditional setting and probably the Best Pint of Guinness for miles around
Live Music in the Weavers Bar – every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a mix of big-name bands and local talent playing each month.
Weavers Bar & Venue
83 West St
Live Music in the Weavers Bar – every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a mix of big-name bands and local talent playing each month.
Salthouse Brasserie is a lovely place to relax while having your breakfast or lunch on your own or with friends. Great staff and a lovely menu with daily specials.
Salthouse Brasserie
1 N Quay
Salthouse Brasserie is a lovely place to relax while having your breakfast or lunch on your own or with friends. Great staff and a lovely menu with daily specials.
Homemade cakes, pastries, sandwiches available daily. Badger and dodo coffee plus wide range of speciality Tea’s.
The Aviary
Homemade cakes, pastries, sandwiches available daily. Badger and dodo coffee plus wide range of speciality Tea’s.
Monasterboice Inn’s menu – a mouth-watering selection of good wholesome Irish food including sumptuous steaks & delicious scampi, all kicked-off with a tempting range of appetisers.
Monasterboice Inn (Donegan's)
Monasterboice Inn’s menu – a mouth-watering selection of good wholesome Irish food including sumptuous steaks & delicious scampi, all kicked-off with a tempting range of appetisers.
The Lime Kiln Gastropub Julianstown, Co. Meath offers an exciting food menu, great wines and a range of specially selected craft beer
The Lime Kiln Gastropub
The Lime Kiln Gastropub Julianstown, Co. Meath offers an exciting food menu, great wines and a range of specially selected craft beer
Bryanstown Social is a one-stop-shop for food and beverage experiences with something for everyone in seamless transitions from daytime to nighttime dining
Bryanstown Social
Bryanstown Social is a one-stop-shop for food and beverage experiences with something for everyone in seamless transitions from daytime to nighttime dining
Sage&Stone is a collection of farmyard barns consisting of a countryside cafe indoor and outdoor dining, farm shop, takeaway, gift shop and gallery.
Sage & Stone
Sage&Stone is a collection of farmyard barns consisting of a countryside cafe indoor and outdoor dining, farm shop, takeaway, gift shop and gallery.
D'Vine is an award-winning restaurant in Drogheda that offers you a piece of the Mediterranean on the east coast of Ireland
D'Vine Bistro & Tapas Bar
D'Vine is an award-winning restaurant in Drogheda that offers you a piece of the Mediterranean on the east coast of Ireland
Local cafe where meal dishes are freshly made daily, have no additives or colourings, all food is non-processed.
The Bare Food Company
Local cafe where meal dishes are freshly made daily, have no additives or colourings, all food is non-processed.
Italian restaurant in the heart of Drogheda, Simona Cucina Italiana serves freshly prepared Italian cuisine everyday.
Simona Italian Fine Foods
54 Saint Laurence Street
Italian restaurant in the heart of Drogheda, Simona Cucina Italiana serves freshly prepared Italian cuisine everyday.
A little bit of Italy in the heart of Drogheda, best pizza and Italian in the area. Great spot for all.
Pizzeria Drogheda
37 James Street
A little bit of Italy in the heart of Drogheda, best pizza and Italian in the area. Great spot for all.
Indian & Balti & Vegetarian Friendly Restaurant
Punjabi House
7 Dublin Road
Indian & Balti & Vegetarian Friendly Restaurant
Amazing Lebanese Restaurant in Drogheda
Aisha's Cafe & Bistro
4 Wellington Quay
Amazing Lebanese Restaurant in Drogheda
A lovely local authentic Indian culinary experience.
Tamarind Indian Restaurant
A lovely local authentic Indian culinary experience.
Local Italian pizzeria located in the town centre
IL Forno
90 West Street
Local Italian pizzeria located in the town centre
Sightseeing
Newgrange is a prehistoric monument in County Meath, west of Drogheda on the north side of the River Boyne. It is an exceptionally grand passage tomb built during the Neolithic period, around 3200 BC, making it older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids.
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Newgrange
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Newgrange is a prehistoric monument in County Meath, west of Drogheda on the north side of the River Boyne. It is an exceptionally grand passage tomb built during the Neolithic period, around 3200 BC, making it older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids.
Millmount Fort is without doubt one of the most dominant features of Drogheda, sited as it is atop its great mound, and clearly visible from most parts of the town and the surrounding areas. It was fortified as a motte by the Normans in the 12th century and a castle was later built on its summit. The fort offered Cromwell the strongest resistance he encountered during the siege of 1649
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Millmount Museum
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Millmount Fort is without doubt one of the most dominant features of Drogheda, sited as it is atop its great mound, and clearly visible from most parts of the town and the surrounding areas. It was fortified as a motte by the Normans in the 12th century and a castle was later built on its summit. The fort offered Cromwell the strongest resistance he encountered during the siege of 1649
A gorgeous French Gothic church holds a somber, morbid reminder of the religious persecution that scars Ireland’s past. Inside, the preserved head of a saint lies within an intricate shrine that resembles both an ornate cage and an over-sized golden crown. Oliver Plunkett, a 17th-century Irish martyr, became Ireland’s first new saint in nearly 700 years after being canonized in 1975. In 1997, he was deemed the country’s patron saint for peace and reconciliation.
St Peter's Parish, Drogheda
A gorgeous French Gothic church holds a somber, morbid reminder of the religious persecution that scars Ireland’s past. Inside, the preserved head of a saint lies within an intricate shrine that resembles both an ornate cage and an over-sized golden crown. Oliver Plunkett, a 17th-century Irish martyr, became Ireland’s first new saint in nearly 700 years after being canonized in 1975. In 1997, he was deemed the country’s patron saint for peace and reconciliation.
The Battle of the Boyne was a battle in 1690 between the forces of the deposed King James II of England, and those of Dutch Prince William of Orange who, with his wife Mary II, had acceded to the Crowns of England and Scotland in 1688. The Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre is located in the recently restored 18th century Oldbridge House, which is on the battlesite. Free access to the battlesite, parklands and the formal gardens.
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Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre
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The Battle of the Boyne was a battle in 1690 between the forces of the deposed King James II of England, and those of Dutch Prince William of Orange who, with his wife Mary II, had acceded to the Crowns of England and Scotland in 1688. The Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre is located in the recently restored 18th century Oldbridge House, which is on the battlesite. Free access to the battlesite, parklands and the formal gardens.
Entertainment & Activities
Course Yardage 6415 yards (5866 metres) Laytown & Bettystown golf links is in existence for over 100 years. Laytown & Bettystown golf club is one of Ireland's finest 18 hole links courses with fantastic views of the east coast.
Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club
Course Yardage 6415 yards (5866 metres) Laytown & Bettystown golf links is in existence for over 100 years. Laytown & Bettystown golf club is one of Ireland's finest 18 hole links courses with fantastic views of the east coast.
With beautiful views of the Co. Meath countryside throughout our 600 acre estate players will never become bored of the golfing test that is provided.
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Killeen Castle
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With beautiful views of the Co. Meath countryside throughout our 600 acre estate players will never become bored of the golfing test that is provided.
Host to the Irish PGA Championship and Irish Close Golf Championship 2014, Seapoint is a beautiful links golf course overlooking the Mourne mountains and the Irish Sea. Seapoint was originally designed by Ryder Cup Vice Captain Des Smyth and Declan Branigan and has been continually updated and maintained by Declan Brannigan and DB Designs since. It has matured into one of Ireland’s finest links courses with fescue greens and beautifully manicured fairways providing golfers with a links golf experience to remember.
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Seapoint Golf Links
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Host to the Irish PGA Championship and Irish Close Golf Championship 2014, Seapoint is a beautiful links golf course overlooking the Mourne mountains and the Irish Sea. Seapoint was originally designed by Ryder Cup Vice Captain Des Smyth and Declan Branigan and has been continually updated and maintained by Declan Brannigan and DB Designs since. It has matured into one of Ireland’s finest links courses with fescue greens and beautifully manicured fairways providing golfers with a links golf experience to remember.
Founded in 1892, County Louth Golf Club, or Baltray as it is more commonly known, has established itself as one of Ireland’s finest links courses. Winner of the 2017 IGTOA Links course of the year and host to two Irish Opens the course stands as a par 72 and measures 7,031 yards from the Championship tee. Whilst the championship course is one of the purest tests of golf, a variety of teeing options are available to ensure enjoyment for golfers of all levels.
County Louth Golf Club (Baltray)
Founded in 1892, County Louth Golf Club, or Baltray as it is more commonly known, has established itself as one of Ireland’s finest links courses. Winner of the 2017 IGTOA Links course of the year and host to two Irish Opens the course stands as a par 72 and measures 7,031 yards from the Championship tee. Whilst the championship course is one of the purest tests of golf, a variety of teeing options are available to ensure enjoyment for golfers of all levels.
Listoke Distillery and Gin School is a gin lovers paradise, nestled in the splendid Co.Louth countryside. This is where we produce Listoke 1777 is produced and also provides Gin making classes
Listoke Distillery & Gin School
Listoke Distillery and Gin School is a gin lovers paradise, nestled in the splendid Co.Louth countryside. This is where we produce Listoke 1777 is produced and also provides Gin making classes
Cooley Distillery was the first new whiskey distillery to be set up in Ireland in over 100 years and it is Ireland’s youngest, smallest and only independent whiskey distillery. It was established in 1987 in the Cooley Peninsula in Co. Louth, near the border with Northern Ireland, and started distilling in 1989. The Cooley Distillery currently produces 1.5 million litres of pure alcohol and fills approximately 12,000 200L ex-Bourbon casks annually. It distils both grain whiskey in column stills and pure malt whiskey in traditional copper pot stills and operates a double distillation process. Cooley therefore produce Single Malt whiskeys and blends, both under their own labels and for
Cooley Distillery
Cooley Distillery was the first new whiskey distillery to be set up in Ireland in over 100 years and it is Ireland’s youngest, smallest and only independent whiskey distillery. It was established in 1987 in the Cooley Peninsula in Co. Louth, near the border with Northern Ireland, and started distilling in 1989. The Cooley Distillery currently produces 1.5 million litres of pure alcohol and fills approximately 12,000 200L ex-Bourbon casks annually. It distils both grain whiskey in column stills and pure malt whiskey in traditional copper pot stills and operates a double distillation process. Cooley therefore produce Single Malt whiskeys and blends, both under their own labels and for
A tour of Slane Distillery takes visitors through the heritage room, barley room, cooperage, and maturation warehouse before a final stop that provides a view of trhe pot stills and production areas. The tour concludes in the best way possible with a tasting of the signature triple casked blend, Slane Irish Whiskey.
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Slane Distillery
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A tour of Slane Distillery takes visitors through the heritage room, barley room, cooperage, and maturation warehouse before a final stop that provides a view of trhe pot stills and production areas. The tour concludes in the best way possible with a tasting of the signature triple casked blend, Slane Irish Whiskey.
Tayto Park is a crisp themed amusement park in Ireland and is based on the Irish crisp brand, Tayto. It is located in the townland of Kilbrew, in County Meath. Tayto Park Theme Park & Zoo offers over 100 attractions in the theme park & zoo.
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Tayto Park
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Tayto Park is a crisp themed amusement park in Ireland and is based on the Irish crisp brand, Tayto. It is located in the townland of Kilbrew, in County Meath. Tayto Park Theme Park & Zoo offers over 100 attractions in the theme park & zoo.
Paddle the Route Travelled by Stone Age Farmers with a Legendary Boat Builder. Guided tour of the Boyne canal navigation in a traditional Irish currach passing through the Battle of the Boyne site. History, heritage, mythology and outdoor fun all rolled into one! Our purpose-built boat takes you on a journey of fact and fantasy in the amazing Boyne Valley.
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Boyne Boats Ltd.
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Paddle the Route Travelled by Stone Age Farmers with a Legendary Boat Builder. Guided tour of the Boyne canal navigation in a traditional Irish currach passing through the Battle of the Boyne site. History, heritage, mythology and outdoor fun all rolled into one! Our purpose-built boat takes you on a journey of fact and fantasy in the amazing Boyne Valley.
Essentials
Convenience supermarket chain selling food, drink and everyday household products.
Centra Plattin Road
Convenience supermarket chain selling food, drink and everyday household products.
Local Pharmacy that provide any prescriptions, vaccination service and everything you need in Health Services, Gifts, Cosmetics, Beauty. Open Daily from 9am - 6pm.
Millmount Pharmacy
2 Platin Road
Local Pharmacy that provide any prescriptions, vaccination service and everything you need in Health Services, Gifts, Cosmetics, Beauty. Open Daily from 9am - 6pm.
Getting Around
Local Bus Station
Drogheda Bus Station
Local Bus Station
Great local Taxi service, wealth of knowledge of the area and value for money. Phone Number 086 850 7539.
Austin's Taxi Drogheda
Great local Taxi service, wealth of knowledge of the area and value for money. Phone Number 086 850 7539.
Drogheda MacBride railway station, situated 15 minutes walk from the town centre on the main road to Dublin.
Drogheda
Drogheda MacBride railway station, situated 15 minutes walk from the town centre on the main road to Dublin.
Shopping
Local Shopping Centre with over 50 shops and restaurants to choose from. Paid parking onsite as well.
Scotch Hall Shopping Centre
Local Shopping Centre with over 50 shops and restaurants to choose from. Paid parking onsite as well.
Parks & Nature
Newgrange Farm in Meath is a genuine family owned and run working farm and educational facility, where adults and children can try the “hands on” experience of bottle feeding, feeding, holding, petting, and seeing all the usual farm animals.
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Newgrange Farm and Coffee Shop
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Newgrange Farm in Meath is a genuine family owned and run working farm and educational facility, where adults and children can try the “hands on” experience of bottle feeding, feeding, holding, petting, and seeing all the usual farm animals.
The Greenway is open for walkers allowing stunning views of Carlingford Lough and Slieve Foye, The Greenway takes the walker and cyclist along the shoreline and travels from Omeath to Carlingford.
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Carlingford to Omeath Greenway
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The Greenway is open for walkers allowing stunning views of Carlingford Lough and Slieve Foye, The Greenway takes the walker and cyclist along the shoreline and travels from Omeath to Carlingford.
Slieve Foye is a mountain on the Cooley Peninsula in County Louth, Ireland. It rises to 589 metres, making it the highest of the Cooley Mountains and the highest in County Louth. It overlooks Carlingford Lough and the village of Carlingford and is sometimes called Carlingford Mountain. There are numerous looped walking routes around Slieve Foye and the Cooley Mountains near Carlingford.
Slieve Foye
Slieve Foye is a mountain on the Cooley Peninsula in County Louth, Ireland. It rises to 589 metres, making it the highest of the Cooley Mountains and the highest in County Louth. It overlooks Carlingford Lough and the village of Carlingford and is sometimes called Carlingford Mountain. There are numerous looped walking routes around Slieve Foye and the Cooley Mountains near Carlingford.
The Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre is located in the recently restored 18th century Oldbridge House, which is on the battlesite. Free access to the battlesite, parklands and the formal gardens are great for relaxing walks.
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Oldbridge House
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The Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre is located in the recently restored 18th century Oldbridge House, which is on the battlesite. Free access to the battlesite, parklands and the formal gardens are great for relaxing walks.
If it's big, open beaches you want then Laytown and Bettystown will be right up your alley. Running alongside both towns the whole stretch must be at least 5 kilometres long so there is loads of room for running, walking and playing. For swimmers this is not one of the great locations. When the tide is out it's a bit of a trek and the brown sandy water can be a bit off putting for some. On the plus side the water was nice and calm when we were there and the wade in is gradual. With soft sand underfoot this is a good place for kids to splash and play. Bettystown in particular is a popular location and it gets busy during the summer. Parking is allowed on a part of the beach aswell.
Laytown Beach
If it's big, open beaches you want then Laytown and Bettystown will be right up your alley. Running alongside both towns the whole stretch must be at least 5 kilometres long so there is loads of room for running, walking and playing. For swimmers this is not one of the great locations. When the tide is out it's a bit of a trek and the brown sandy water can be a bit off putting for some. On the plus side the water was nice and calm when we were there and the wade in is gradual. With soft sand underfoot this is a good place for kids to splash and play. Bettystown in particular is a popular location and it gets busy during the summer. Parking is allowed on a part of the beach aswell.