St Peter's Church

St Peter's Church, Drogheda

St Peter's Church
4.5
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thecelticyank
Belturbet, Ireland75 contributions
A head in a jar - what more could you ask for?
Oct 2019
I always bring my US visitors to St. Peter's Church. It is a beautiful church in the centre of Drogheda. Oliver Plunkett's head (a 17th-century Irish martyr) resides in a shine in the church - worth a visit and a great historical asset.
Written 27 September 2020
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stephen a
Newtownards, UK1,319 contributions
Afternoon visit
Sep 2020 • Couples
Whilst in Drogheda called in for a visit. The inside was amazing. It had on display the head of St Oliver Plunketts, the door of Newgate prison cell where he was kept and a relic of the true cross. A must see if you are in the area
Written 22 September 2020
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IaMi
Dublin, Ireland442 contributions
Closest place to my heart
Feb 2020 • Solo
Even though I am not Catholic I love to come to this church as I can pray, I can find my peace and I can lit a candle for people I love and I know God hears my prayers.
Such a peaceful place.
I was sas when was closed during the pandemic restrictions.
Written 10 September 2020
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Athenry72
Athenry, Ireland289 contributions
Day trip in Drogheda-Christian relics
Aug 2020 • Family
We were on a day trip in Drogheda and while the others were shopping we went off exploring the town. St Patrick's church is in the center of town and cannot be missed with the spectacular spire to help locate it. The church is lovely and a beautiful building. The interior, like most churches is very relaxed and a respectful, ambient athmosphere. Myself and my son, neither strong practising Catholics felt quite comfortable there. The bone relics, head of St. Oliver Plunkett and the door of his prison cell are very interesting albeit a bit macabre. The exhibits are very well explained and the story is detailed in exhibits.
There is also a relic of the true cross which is quite interesting. My son was intrigued as to my explanation of the importance of the relics to the Catholic faith.
This church is a fantastic building and the relics may give some insight into religious belief. There is no charge but I gave a donation and light a few candles for the dead people I know. Definitely worth a visit if in the area.
Written 7 August 2020
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Puds-13
Drogheda, Ireland25 contributions
11 O clock mass Sunday amazing male voice choir
Jan 2020 • Family
Went to mass at 11 on Sunday it was amazing male voice choir took me to another place it was lovely... always went as family when I was growing up it’s a fabulous place to be
Written 6 January 2020
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steve g
Concord, CA27 contributions
Interesting to see
Nov 2019
The history about the church was interesting. Easy to walk around and take pictures. Really liked the architecture, stained glass, bodies buried under the floor and the interesting tile floor.
Written 19 November 2019
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Ignatius C
Drogheda, Ireland3 contributions
Nice Church
Nov 2019 • Family
One of the oldest and best Catholic church in town. I love to worship here. It has beautiful views of the ancient
Written 15 November 2019
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IaMi
Dublin, Ireland442 contributions
Impressive
Sep 2019 • Solo
I love this church. It is beautiful and peaceful.
I often go there on weekends to pray and find some peace.
The architecture and the way it gives you peace it's just a blessing.
Written 14 November 2019
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Marie O
Belfast, UK17 contributions
Beautiful Church
Nov 2019 • Friends
I visited St Peter's Church in Drogheda yesterday with some friends and was really impressed. It has been more than 50 years since we were last there and although there have been a few changes over the years the Church is still very welcoming and the writings about Oliver Plunkett and his relics were great to see after all these years. Glad to visit her again - brought back so many memories.
Written 6 November 2019
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Ken Obama
Drogheda, Ireland7 contributions
At Peter's church
Oct 2019 • Family
This Catholic church has withstood the taste of time. Situated in the centre of the town s, it could be accessed by public and private transport. A lot to see, including the relics of St. Oliver Plunket.
Written 20 October 2019
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