Walking Tours of Historic Drogheda

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  • Millmount Museum
  • Laurances Gate
  • Drogheda Bridge

Drogheda Museum Millmount conducts Walking Tours of Historic Drogheda starting in April running until end Sept, Tuesday to Friday at 2pm starting from Millmount Museum which includes an overview of Millmount Museum, an overview of the town's history in the Tholsel, Highlanes Gallery to view the sword and mace presented to the town by William of Orange and to hear about the Fenian guns once hidden in the roof of the building and also the Municipal Art collection.

We hear about the importance of Drogheda Grammar School in years gone by and of the part played by Benjamin Whitworth in the development of the town.

We view the 13th century St Laurence Gate, generally regarded as the finest example of a barbican defensive gate in Europe and we view the original town walls at Featherbed Lane, and St Peter’s Church of Ireland Churchyard, to hear about cadaver stones depicting death, hear the tale of a lady who came back from the dead and learn of Drogheda’s part in the famous Charge of the Light Brigade. Here we also learn more about the Battle of the Boyne. We view Magdalene Tower built in 1224 Shop Street to learn about the building of the Boyne Viaduct, The Castle of Comfort finishing at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on West street where you will see the shrine to St. Oliver Plunkett.

Bookings:

  • Millmount Museum 041 9833097
  • Drogheda Tourist Office 041 9872843

Tours must be prebooked before 1.30pm by phoning Millmount or Drogheda Tourist office

Bookings subject to availabilty

Days & Times: Tuesday-Friday at 2pm from Drogheda Tourist Office (The Tholsel) (subject to availability)

Length of Tour: 60-90 minutes

Starting Point for Tour: Millmount Museum

Ending Point for tour: St. Peter’s Catholic Church, West Street.

Fees: Adults: €5.00; Children over 12, Seniors and students €3.00; Family groups €10.00

(info updated Aug 2019)


Phone: 
041 9872843