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St Peter's Church

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Address: Church Lane | Saint Peter's Place, Drogheda, Ireland
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+353 41 983 8791

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A Beautiful Church, With Character.

St Peter's Church is a very impressive church on West Street, Drogheda, Co Louth, Ireland. It's interior is magnificent, with beautiful windows and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 June 2016
Drogheda, Ireland
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Drogheda, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

St Peter's Church is a very impressive church on West Street, Drogheda, Co Louth, Ireland. It's interior is magnificent, with beautiful windows and ornate stations of the cross. It's the fitting location for the head of St Oliver Plunkett, who was beheaded in England a few centuries ago. If you want a quiet hour or two, there is no better... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I personally love churches. This church is really lovely. I was very interested to read about St Oliver Plunkett. As a child I.was told his head was in this church. Saints bodies do not decompose and as his head is here, I wanted to pay my respects. His head looks black but poor St Oliver's body was burnt after they... More 

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Jonkoping, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Cool, colourful church! The Plunket exhibition is not for everyone, yet rather fascinating! Recommended if you enjoy old churches. Take a peek at the roof if you're there, it's a gorgeous one.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Strangely enough I served as an alter boy in this church when I was much younger. The interior is striking but the outstanding attraction is the dead head. I don't mean to be irreverent but that's what it is... the dead head of St. Oliver Plunkett martyred by the English in a most horrific manner. If you kept a dead... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I only saw the outside but it was very beautiful wish there had been time to go in but we were short

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

I couldn't quite believe that I was actually going to see the head of St Oliver, but that is exactly what happened. The church has a lovely shrine to St Oliver including his head -which is definitely worth a visit. I felt that the stickers on his bones were a little distasteful, but overall it was a nice experience. The... More 

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South Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

This church is steeped in historical information and we were so lucky to be there during the 2016 'year of mercy', designated by Pope Francis. This parish has put together a 'walk of mercy' which facilitates visiting the sacred parts of the church and allowing for reflection.We met David, a welcoming and very proud deacon of this church. He made... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

A place of peace and calm, Worship and Pilgrimage away from the crazy world we live in. A place to reflect or think, or just to grab a quiet moment. And don't forget to world famous shrine of St.Oliver Plunkett is here too. And it wont cost you anything to visit or have a word with the Big Man Upstairs...... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Worth going in to see the old door from Newgate prison that housed Plunkett. So historic! The head is a little macabre but certainly gives you food for thought.

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Clogherhead, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is a fantastic architectural building and a major place to reflect and relax in beautiful surroundings and if you say a prayer. It is also the of the head of saint Oliver Plunket, this shrine is worth seeing

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