Located in an area ingrained with a rich history with many historical landmarks and contemporary activities in close proximity. The Thatch is a an idyllic place to stop off with the iconic old Thatch standing tall in front of the new premises.

St. Laurence’s Gate is an almost complete part of the medieval town wall and still imposing – traffic flows through it though and the built-up surroundings somehow detract from the gate. From here you are still able to trace the town’s former boundaries by following the roads that replaced the ramparts.  St. Peter’s Church, a huge Catholic church right in the town centre and a place of pilgrimage, here the head of St. Oliver Plunkett can be seen.  A small exhibition also informs visitors of St. Oliver Plunkett’s martyrdom at the hands of the English. The Millmount Museum in Barrack Street on the site of a former castle, the museum towers over Drogheda. The exhibitions on local history and industry are worth a visit.

Fancy a day of incredible indoor family fun? Located two, minutes from the Thatch this Egyptian themed entertainment centre is the newest addition to the Funtasia family business. The Pirates Cove interactive Waterpark features over 200 water gushing activities including the adrenaline pumping Super Bowl speed slide and the incredible gravity defying Boomerang slide. Other exciting attractions include the Atlantis Cove Play Area, 14 lane Bowling, Disco Roller Skating, Crazy Golf, Rock Climbing, Ultimate Sky Climb, Indoor Twin Zipline, a luxurious Casino, a delicious Fast Food restaurant, video games, simulators and lots lots more!

Situated in the stunningly beautiful Boyne valley overlooking the River Boyne just a few miles upstream from the site of the famous Battle of the Boyne, Slane Castle is set in the middle of a 1,500 acre estate in the heart of the Boyne Valley Slane Castle is steeped in history and with the river Boyne flowing below the Castle, it has a mystical quality. In the last quarter of a century, music has become central to the tradition of Slane. The fabulous open air Rock Concerts in the great natural amphitheatre below the Castle that it has become internationally renowned with acts such as U2, Pearl Jam & Oasis to name but a few, have all preformed at the venue with Pearl Jam and Oasis performing live in the Thatch afterwards in 1993 and 1995.

Newgrange is a Stone Age monument in the Boyne Valley, County Meath, Ireland. It was built about 3200 BC during the Neolithic period, which makes it older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. Newgrange is a large circular mound with a stone passageway and chambers inside. The mound is ringed by ‘kerbstones’ engraved with artwork. Geological analysis indicates that much of building materials used to construct Newgrange was greywacke stone from the rocky beach at Clogherhead, Co Louth, approx. 20 km to the north-east. The greywacke stone blocks were possibly transported to the Newgrange site by sea and up the River Boyne by securing them to the underside of boats at low tide.

newgrange near the thatch pub drogheda
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