Drogheda , County Louth

Steeped in history , Drogheda was originally two walled municipalities on either side of the Boyne. It became an important English town in the middle Ages. The squat turret-shaped building on a hill is Mill Mount , the motte of a Norman castle built in the 12th century over a prehistoric tomb.

It now houses the Museum of the Old Drogheda Society  on Barrack St , and there are a number of adjacent arts and crafts enterprises. Other town highlights include St. Lawrence’s Gate , two linked battlemented towers with a portcullis entry at the junction of Place St and Lawrence St , and St. Peter’s Church in West St , where the embalmed head of martyred St. Oliver Plunkett can be seen at a side altar.

Drogheda’s rich history makes it a must see on your tours of Ireland.