Drogheda is one of the oldest and most historic towns in Ireland. Passing through its ancient gates a history emerges of sacred sites, battlegrounds, cultural icons and its industrial superiority of times past.
Events such as the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann brought visitors to Drogheda in unprecedented numbers in 2018 and 2019, but tourism is a steadily growing sector for some time with many festivals and events held throughout the year.
Our Lady of Lourdes regional hospital provides acute medical and surgical services as well as maternity services to the catchment area of Louth, Meath and the surrounding hinterland including parts of north county Dublin. It is a significant employer and centre of excellence in health in the region with links to the Royal College of Surgeons.
Drogheda also has a strong cultural community of artists in all art forms who live and work in Drogheda, who create in Droichead and in Highlanes, who are evident throughout the year, from the Fleadh, but also in other annual festivals, Drogheda Arts Festival, running annually in May since 2004, Drogheda Traditional Music Weekend, which is over 25 years old, Leanbh Children’s Festival, running since 2017, and the newly formed PUCA, which crosses over Louth and Meath.
For people that value the outdoors, Drogheda has several Blue Flag beaches close by and is renowned for its stunning Boyne valley walking, archaeology and woodland places not to mention its 3 shopping centres, 2 retail parks, award-winning golf clubs and over 100 Bars and Restaurants to choose from.