Local Attractions

 

Drogheda Town

Drogheda is a great base to explore an area which has the highest concentration of internationally important archaeology sites in Ireland. The Neolithic complex at Brú na Bóinne, the seat of the high kings at Tara, and the important Christian sites of Kells and Monasterboice are all just a short distance away. Drogheda itself also has a lot to offer. Drogheda, on the River Boyne, contains many fascinating buildings including St. Laurence’s Gate Millmount Motte and Martello Tower . The relics of St. Oliver Plunkett, martyred in 1681, are preserved in St. Peter’s Church. Louth has several seaside resorts, and there are top quality golf links and parkland courses. For up to date information on what's happening in Drogheda and surrounding areas in East Ireland check out Drogheda Tourist Office website. Also very importantly there are atmospheric old pubs and great dining choices.

 

Millmount Drogheda Museum

10 mins walk from the d Hotel

Shortly after the Anglo-Norman King Henry II granted him the Kingdom of the Meath in 1792, Hugh de Lacy contructed a motte and bailey on a huge mound overlooking the Rover Boyne.

http://www.millmount.net/

 

Highlanes Gallery

10 mins walk from the d Hotel

One of Irelands most important visual arts spaces presents a dynamic and diverse programme of visual arts exhibitions.

 

St. Laurence Gate

5 mins walk from the d Hotel

Well preserved example of a 13th Century Barbican. Named after the ancient priory of St. Laurence which stood outside the Gate. Only one of seven original gates to be preserved.

https://www.discoverireland.ie/Arts-Culture-Heritage/st-laurence-s-gate-drogheda-walls/74684

 

Golf

Near the d Hotel

There are a number of championship links and parkland golf courses close to the hotel.

 

St. Peter Church

10 mins walk from the d Hotel

One of the finest Gothic Revival Churches in Ireland - famous for housing the shrine of St. Oliver Plunkett, martyred Irish Saint.

http://www.saintoliverplunkett.com/

 

Shopping

Within Drogheda Town

Scotch Hall shopping centre is next to the d Hotel and our hotel guide details the other shopping centres and regular markets scheduled.

 

Boann Distillery

10 mins from the d Hotel

Creates a range of Irish single malt, pot still and blended whiskies as well as housing the Boyne Brewhouse craft brewery and taproom.

http://boanndistillery.ie/the-distillery  

 

Garden Trail

Explore the gorgeous gardens within the Boyne Valley. Come are in publiv partnership and others are privately owned. Please see our hotel guide for details.

 

Irelands Ancient East

5,000 years of Irish history

A new touring region stretching from the Boyne Valley on ireland's east coast through medieval Kilkenny down to the Viking City of Waterford.

https://www.irelandsancienteast.com/ 

 

Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre

Neolitic passage tombs - 1,000 years older than Stonehange - UNESCO World Heritage Site - predates the Great Pyramids of Egypt by 600 years.

https://www.newgrange.com/

 

Monasterboice Celtic Crosses

15 mins from the d Hotel

Round Tower and the early Christian monastic site founded by St Bulite in the 6th Century. Possibly the most outstanding example of richly decorated high corss remaining today.

http://www.discoverboynevalley.ie/boyne-valley-drive/heritage-sites/monasterboice

 

The Boyne Valley

Surrounding the d Hotel

Lush lands, ancient heritage, gorgeous food, fabulous gardens and excellent golf courses.