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St. Laurence Gate

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Address: St. Laurence Street, Drogheda, Ireland

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interesting building on the edge of the town centre with lots of history - amazing to see the cars passing underneath it

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 February 2017
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belfast-UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

interesting building on the edge of the town centre with lots of history - amazing to see the cars passing underneath it

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San Angelo, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Nice photo opportunity, but nothing else there. We were there on a cold, rainy morning, but still got a few nice photos

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Very pleasant town barbican in the heart of Drogheda. Though it is very well preserved, elegant and stately, there's not much to it in terms of a visit as it is still a very busy vehicular thoroughfare so it's not so easy to linger there. Good photo op and a very nice place to go for a fleeting visit if... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

It's unfortunate that traffic congestion is so bad in Drogheda that there is little chance of the road through the gate being closed. The council did at least make it one way only which was of great benefit as it reduced collisions with the structure. The towers give an understanding of how medieval towns worked yesteryear

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is actually a Barbican and not a gate. This would have been situated just outside the gate in the town wall for added protection. It is very impressive and still in very good condition.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Sure is a beautiful Barbican and all, just too bad you can't go in it. My hotel was a few blocks away, and so it was a no brainer in at least checking it out for a photo or two. If you're into medieval architecture or castles, it's worth a minute or so of your time to marvel at, take... More 

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County Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We were on a family visit to Drogheda recently and to get familiar with the place I had done a bit of research beforehand to find out some interesting places to visit while there. St Laurences Gate is quite spectacular because as you can actually drive through the middle of it. This a unique experience. You can also walk right... More 

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Fermanagh, N. Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Ok, its a medieval gate tower but its only about 30` tall by 50 wide. Not that big a deal, historic as it may be. Nice thing to see as you are wondering about though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Without doubt the premier tourist attraction in Drogheda and possibly louth. The finest barbican gate standing like a giant over the town of Drogheda for over 800 years. Soon to open to the public all going to plan. what a gem!

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Drogheda, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Laurence's Gate is THE symbol of Drogheda and its rich medieval heritage. I am left baffled and exasperated by the continued policy of allowing traffic to pass through its archway. It is one of, if not the best examples of a medieval barbican remaining in Ireland yet every day thousands of cars, vans and trucks pass through it. Drogheda Borough... More 

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