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Drogheda's a fine less familiar sites probing town with St. Laurence making a choice start

When searching through literature on how to approach Drogheda's top sites, one of our tour books... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
preglad
,
New York
Medieval Barbican 13th Century

Enjoyed our walk around Drogheda. The gate shows you just how old the town is and the wonderful... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Rose W
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Ireland
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“nice photo op” (2 reviews)
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St. Laurence Street, Drogheda, Ireland
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

When searching through literature on how to approach Drogheda's top sites, one of our tour books wisely advised a proximate one hour walk (allow up to another couple of hours for including ten essentially varied stops. The initial point of access of our most satisfying...More

Thank preglad
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Enjoyed our walk around Drogheda. The gate shows you just how old the town is and the wonderful history that happened at this site over so many hundreds of years.

Thank Rose W
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

As someone who has grown up walking by Laurence’s Gate my entire life, and as I got older driving through it, I have never paid much attention. The Gate had recently been closed to drivers to allow it be as it should, an emblem of...More

1  Thank Maria O
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Very impressive, we happen to be walking and came upon this beautiful architecture. Within distance of Main Street.

Thank claudiebeetle
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

I suppose to those who grew up, and live in the "Land of Saints and Scholars," it would be possible to grow blasé about such wonders, but to walk through a barbican gate in the middle of a modern city is rather amazing to an...More

1  Thank Geraldine H
Reviewed 18 September 2017

It's worth a brief stop, find parking elsewhere, there's a lot of traffic passing through the gate. I couldn't enter the building, I'm not sure if there are tours available.

Thank patrickfarrell55
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Something neat to see. I wouldn't drive hours away just to see it, but if you're close... Busy street at times to try and get pictures.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Four stories high, this east gate to the ancient city is in very good condition. There are remnants of the old city wall nearby and lots of history around. This gate rivals Trier, Germany, and Tallin, Estonia.

Thank Thomas3232
Reviewed 7 September 2017

A nice piece of architectural history now traffic free due to recent changes. Council discussing how to make most of this area now so worth keeping an eye on.

Thank brianthelion
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Finally the Gate has closed to traffic and has now opened up to music in time for Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann 2018. On a beautiful Saturday Darragh and his friends organised a fantastic morning of music, song and dance. I'm already looking forward to the...More

3  Thank worldtravelirl
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