Armchair Archaeology: St Laurence's Gate Drogheda

Published: 03 Jul 2020

Welcome to the thirteenth edition of Armchair Archaeology! In this series we look at the famous and the less well-known sites in the Boyne Valley. As restrictions ease and we plan on where to explore once again, let Boyne Valley Tourism take you on a virtual tour of some of our favourite sites.

This afternoon we explore St. Laurence’s Gate, Drogheda.

This mighty medieval gate, which led to the Friary of St. Laurence, is widely regarded as one of the finest of its kind in Europe. It consists of two lofty circular towers, connected by a wall, in which there is an archway. It was originally known as the East Gate but it was renamed in the 14th century because the street led to the Hospital of St. Laurence.

Check out the video below to hear of the many great stories associated with this Drogheda landmark.

Drogheda is a town steeped in history and culture. Explore yourself with a series of free maps to download: 

For more information on Drogheda click here or call into the Drogheda Tourist Information Office, located in the Tholsel Building on West Street.