"Drogheda, Co. Louth" Ireland Favorite Tip by orlikins

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  West Gate, Drogheda
by orlikins

Favorite thing: Sorry the main pic is a bit blurry, seems to happen whenever i use the night-flash of my camera. I've sharpened it up as much as I could.

Drogheda is a major dormitory town for Dublin commuters. It is 50km north of Dublin on the N1 Belfast route in Ireland's smallest county called Louth. It’s not a big tourist hotspot at all, but it is the largest town in that corner of Ireland. We went there after going to Newgrange and the Boyne Valley.

However Drogheda never gets a good stat. For example, the town has ....

1)Highest rate of cancer
2)Most car crashes
3)Most teenage pregnancies
4)Highest rate of young male suicide
5)Need we really talk of IRA gun running

and now one of the filthiest places in Ireland according to a 2002 Irish Times survey. Dont bother to flame me if you disagree with the truth, man! If it's in the Irish Times, it must be true ;-))

Most of the action in Drogheda is on or immediately leads off from West St. After that, you're in "suburbia".

Basically Drogheda is where you live if you cannot afford to buy a house in Dublin....which is 2 counties away....

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 29, 2003
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