Drogheda Travel Guide, Ireland
Although at the first sight Drogheda seems like a sleepy little Irish town with nothing remarkable about it. However, Drogheda is in fact the second largest town in Ireland, and a major port and industrial town. Drogheda is permeated with the almost magical atmosphere that fills rural Ireland due to the Neolithic burial ground which is considered its greatest landmark. Newgrange, the pre-celtic tomb, was declared a World Heritage Site. Brú na Bóinne, a nearby archaeological park, and the several charming churches in Drogheda make the city perfect for those who are interest in Ireland’s past. In addition to cultural sights, the there is a large shopping centre that will satisfy even the most avid buyer. Whether you’d like to immerse yourself in Ireland’s fascinating culture, shop, or simply have fun, Drogheda won’t disappoint you. This Drogheda Travel Guide presents some useful information about this lovely town.
Drogheda Travel Guide – Transport
Drogheda is located at about 50 ilometres from Dublin. While drivers regularly describe the routes to Drogheda as a nightmare, you can avoid the hassle by simply taking the bus. Bus Eireann, the national bus company, operates quite an efficient network of transport links between most Irish towns and cities. You can take the bus from Dublin, Galway, Cork or Limerick to reach Drogheda. If you want to travel by train, you’re in luck if your departure point is one the Dublin-Belfast route, the most modern in all of Ireland. Drogheda city center is not overly large, and all the notable sights all within walking distance. Besides, it’s a real pleasure walking the cobbled streets of Drogheda, and chances are that you’ll stumble upon a quaint pub or a great restaurant. Biking is another option if you don’t mind the traffic which can be quite heavy by small-town standards. You can rent bikes at Quay Cycles near the bridge.
Drogheda Travel Guide – Accommodation
Ireland is famous for its welcoming guesthouses, and you can find quite a few of them in Drogheda. The Green Door is a comfortable and affordable hostel located close to the train station. The hostel offers both en-suite rooms and dorm-style accommodation. The Waterside, on the banks of the Ballywater River and a short walk from the beach is a beautiful historical house. While technically not in Drogheda, it takes about a five minutes drive to get from the hotel to the city centre. Scholar’s Townhouse hotel is another renovated 18th century building, but it is located at the heart of the city, on King Street.
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