1.St. Laurence`s Gate- bottom of Laurence Street. Old gate into the town.
2. The Tholsel- West Street- Used to be the old bank. Now the tourist office.
3. Millmount Museum- A museum about the town of Drogheda. It has not reopened yet but when it does this is well worth a visit. There are great views of the town of Drogheda and its surrounding areas.
4. Highlanes Gallery- An Art Gallery of renown. Artifacts are on display there too. Again not reopened yet.
5. St Peter's Church- The main church on West Street. Relics of St. Oliver Plunkett are on this display here. Including his head and hip bone.
6. Magdalene Tower- Magdalene Street.
7. The old Abbey- Just off Narrow West Street
8. Monasterboice Monastic Site - The High Cross
9. Mellifont Abbey.
10. Townley Hall - Go for a family nature walk around Townley Hall Woods
11. Rathescar lake- feed the ducks and take a nature walk around Rathescar. It’s just outside Dunleer.
12. Clogherhead Pier - Go see the trawlers come in at clogherhead pier. You can try fishing off the pier but sometimes the sea lions eat anything you catch before you can land it!!
13. The Greenway - Cycle or walk the greenway between Carlingford and Omeath. There’s a playground and an old castle in Carlingford too!
14. Walk the beach from Seapoint car park and head towards Baltray where you will discover the shipwreck of The Irish Trader which ran aground in 1974 during storms on The Irish Sea. Take some photos . Do some research on other shipwrecks when you get home .
15. Continue along the beach until you reach The Little Tern Conservation Project at Baltray. The Little Tern is one of Ireland’s rarest breeding seabirds.It requires protection as it nests on the beach. Do not touch or disturb the nests but do visit BirdwatchIreland when you get home to discover more of Ireland’s seabirds . It might be a good idea to bring a picnic and enjoy a full day exploring the dunes around Seapoint Golf Club.
16. You could also walk over Clogherhead and arrive down at the pier where you will see lots of fishing vessels , seals and very hungry seabirds. When C19 restrictions are lifted you can treat yourself to the most delicious fish and chips and ice creams which are available from a cart on the pier.
17. On Big strand at Clogherhead you will see the RNLI Lifeboat station and if you are lucky you may witness the lifeboat being launched from the beach . Neptune Watersports and Celtic Adventures operate from Clogherhead.It is also a Blue Flag beach with life guards present during the Summer months . visit Neptunewatersports.ie and CelticAdventures.ie for more information If you are interested in famous Irish people you could do some research on Albert DJ.Cashier and discover the very interesting story of Jennie Irene Hodgers born on Christmas Day 1843 from Clogherhead .
18. Termonfeckin is also a nice village to visit .There you can discover Termonfeckin Castle a 15th/16th Century Tower House. In the graveyard of St Fechins Church Of Ireland you will see The Termonfeckin High Cross. Bring your camera and a sketch pad . Think of the famous residents of Termonfeckin as you walk around : Evanna Lynch (Harry Potter actress) Des Smith (Irish golfer) Molesworth Phillips (who sailed with Captain Cook )Do your own research on these people .
19. The Irish Military War Museum Starinagh Collon Co Louth 041-9819501. This is one of Europe’s only interactive Hands on Military museums. Current exhibitions on WW1. WW2. 1916 Rising Vietnam War A great fun day out for the family irishmilitarywarmuseum.com
20. Long Acre Alpacas Ardee Co Louth 087-6339039. This is a small alpaca trekking company with four alpacas.You trek through the great bogs of Ardee with the Alpacas.Seems it could be a fun day out .Phone ahead to book .Bring a picnic
21. Visit the website visitlouth.ie for lots more ideas on Summer fun and adventures in Co Louth
22. Cul Camps are returning. Book soon
23. Greenhills Summer camp is one of the longest running Summer camps in Ireland . greenhillssummercamp.ie Book soon if interested as places are limited
24. Check out Drogheda life.com for more ideas on Summer activities
25. Visit the PDST website for great ideas /resources/ web links for fun gardening/ science ideas Click on the link to Paddy Maddens Engage with Nature. where you will meet Ireland’s own David Attenborough,!,Get busy in your own garden Plant some pumpkin seeds and bring them to school in October for our Halloween celebrations Chase butterflies and make some pictures
26. https://watersafety.ie/primary-school/. Good to teach your children water safety before heading out to the beach/rivers/farms or anywhere there is water .All age groups are covered
1. Walk the coastline of Meath. Start at Maidens Tower and walk on the beach at Bettystown, through Laytown and eventually onto Gormanstown. It is a long walk but if the weather is fine then you’re blessed!
2. Hill of Tara- (Between Navan and Dunshaughlin) This is a wide open area of a few Kms. Plenty green fields and grass. Great views of County Meath. You can see the Cooley Mountains and the Cement Factory at Platin on a very fine day. It is a historical site- The High Kings sat there, St. Patrick was brought there and there was a famous battle there in the 1798 rebellion. Worth a visit!
3. Dowth- Between Drogheda and Slane. Like Newgrange an ancient passage tomb. It is well worth a visit especially to the climb to the top of the hill for the views around East Meath. On a clear day one can see The Hill of Tara.
4. Newgrange/ Knowth- Both passage tombs are closed at the moment to the public. Keep an eye on Brú na Boinne on Facebook for more updates. When they do open, they have redeveloped the interpretative centre at Brú na Boinne so that in itself is well worth a visit. There is nothing stopping people from driving to the sites and looking at them from the road but do not enter the grounds.
5. Francis Ledwidge Museum- Between Slane and Drogheda on Slane side. Home place of Francis Ledwidge, a famous poet from the area who was killed in World War 1. It is now a museum based on his life. Keep an eye on their website/ Facebook page for updates as it has not reopened yet.
6. Trim Castle- Norman Castle in Trim. Like Newgrange, it is closed to the public at the moment but there is nothing stopping you driving to Trim and seeing the castle.
7. Oldbridge- Walk around Oldbridge estate. Oldbridge house is closed for now but the grounds are open for people to walk. Can also see the Boyne Canal from here.
8. Fourknocks- Like Newgrange, a passage tomb between Stamullen and The Naul. It is much smaller than the passage tombs in the Boyne Valley but there are wonderful views of the other side of the hill at Bellewstown.
9. Bective Abbey- The ruins of a medieval Cistercian monastery between Navan and Trim on the banks of the River Boyne. Open all of the time.
10. Balrath Forest- Just off the Slane/ Ashbourne Road. Nice walk through the woods at Balrath.
11. Girley Bog- A walk through the Bog. It is a nature reserve with loads of wild flowers. Located between Kells and Athboy.
12. Loughcrew- Ancient Neolithic Burial Chambers. Between Kells and Oldcastle.
13. Hill of Slane- St Patrick lit a fire here and got arrested. There is a statue of St. Patrick there today.
14. Slane Castle- An old castle in the village of Slane. Famous these days for concerts. Some of the greats like Queen, Bruce Springsteen to name a few have played there. Not opened at the moment but keep an eye out for when they do as they offer tours of the castle itself.
15. Hill of Skryne- Skryne- An old Monastery and castle. Views of the Hill of Tara on one side and of East Meath on the other side. Can see the cement factory Platin.
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