Drogheda Historic Trail

Drogheda Historic Trail

Drogheda is most notable for its medieval period and to this day the walled town remains one of Ireland's most stunning medieval townscapes. Oliver Cromwell has always suffered from a poor PR image in Ireland and nowhere is this more evident than in Drogheda. For those of you who love “Horrible History” Cromwell's visit to Drogheda in 1649 will be of great interest. It's fair to say he didn't come to view the lovely scenery! Walking Tours of Historic Drogheda take place from Tuesday to Friday, starting on May 8th to September 28th departing from the Tourist Office, The Tholsel West Street, at 3pm. These tours must be pre-booked at the office before 2.45pm.

If you are unable to make one of the tours just grab a map from the tourist office and set about your own historic tour of Drogheda. The following sites will be marked on the map and would make for a great self guided walking tour.

This route will take approximately 90 minutes but feel free to amend it as you wish:

  1. St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church (St. Oliver Plunkett's Shrine)
  2. The Thosel (Tourist Office)
  3. St. Laurence Gate
  4. Millmount Museum and Martello Tower
  5. Buttergate
  6. Highlanes Gallery
  7. St. Magdalene's Church
  8. Magdalene Tower
  9. The Old Abbey
  10. St. Mary's Church of Ireland
  11. Mayoralty House
  12. St. Peter's Church of Ireland
  13. Barlow House
  14. Corn Exchange/Courthouse
  15. Sienna Convent
  16. Cord Cemetery
  17. Featherbed Lane
  18. The Boyne Viaduct
  19. St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church 
  20. St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church

Details of map collection:

Download Drogheda Historic Town Map http://louthholidays.com/assets/downloads/DroghedaHistoricalMap.pdf

Drogheda Historic Trail
+353 (0)41 9872843

Tourist Information Office,
The Tholsel,
West Street,
Co. Louth