Renting a Car in Drogheda
CARHIRE.ie provides low cost Drogheda car rentals from a convenient location on the outskirts of the town centre adjacent to the M1 motorway which can be taken to Dublin or Belfast. Renting a car in Drogheda gives you the freedom and flexibility to enjoy beautiful townland and the historic countryside which includes the famous Boyne Valley where you’ll find over 3000 years of history that was pivotal in the development of the Ireland we see today.
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Drogheda Tourist Information
The town of Drogheda is stepped in history that stretches back to its foundation in the 12th century by the Normans. Its coastal location on the River Boyne meant it had huge strategic importance to Norman forces coming in and out of the country. Aside from the history there’s plenty to see and do in the town. There’s ample accommodation options in the form of top class hotels and quaint B&BS which act as a great base to explore the historic countryside by day and enjoy the towns vibrant social scene by night. An evening of entertainment can always be found in the theatres, comedy clubs and music venues throughout the town, there’s also a diverse range of pubs and restaurants to choose from to suit any taste.
St. Peter’s Church, located in the town centre on West Street, is a magnificent structure that is a must see if you’re in the area. This architectural feat was built in 1884 in the French Gothic style and is famous for its tall west gable, rose window and containing the national shrine to St. Oliver Plunkett.
Like many important medieval towns Drogheda was once surrounded by defensive walls. Although these walls no longer remain the main gates still stands tall and is incredibly well preserved. As such St Laurence’s Gate is considered to be one of the finest of its kind in all of Europe. It consists of two rising circular towers, connected together by a wall, in which there is an archway. These remaining stones have sat here since 1334 and protected the town from invading forces on numerous occasions. Truly these should be on the list of any visitors to Drogheda whether they’re history enthusiasts or not.
The Boyne Viaduct is a beautiful Victorian railway bridge that crosses the River Boyne in the centre of the town. This impressive bridge was built in 1855 and at the time was only one of seven in the world and was considered to be one of the architectural wonders of the time. Standing beneath one of the arches and peering up at the high rising bridge will instil a sense of wonder as to how they accomplished this daunting structure over 150 years ago.
The Boyne Valley
The Boyne Valley is an area rich in historical significance as it is home to over 3000 years of history. The area was hugely prominent throughout history as it was used by the High Kings of Ireland and was the site of the most famous battle ever fought on Irish soil, the Battle of the Boyne.
Arguably the top attraction in the Boyne Valley, and possibly the country, is the megalithic tomb of Newgrange. Here you'll find an impressive structure that predates Stonehenge and the Egyptian Pyramids. You'll be stunned by this incredible feat of engineering for its time and the information available on site about the man power and process involved. Even more impressive is the famous sun box above the entrance door which illuminates the entire tomb each year at dawn on the winter solstice.
The Boyne Valley is where St. Patrick, Ireland's patron saint, first set out spreading the word of Christianity across Ireland. As such you'll find several monastic sites, magnificent abbeys and round towers dotted across the landscape.
The area was strategically important to the Normans and saw many contests between the invaders and the native Irish. This importance is reflected in the castle you'll find in the town of Trim. The structure dates back to the 12th century and is one of the best preserved Anglo-Norman castles in the world.
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