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Drogheda (/ˈdrɒhədə/; /ˈdrɔːdə/; Irish: Droichead Átha, meaning "bridge of the ford") is one of the oldest towns in Ireland, known for its tourism and as a centre of industry, and medical care. It is located in County Louth on the Dublin-Belfast corridor on the east coast of Ireland, 56 km (35 mi) north of Dublin. It is the last bridging point on the River Boyne before it enters the Irish Sea.The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Newgrange is located 8 km to west of the town. As the River Boyne divides the dioceses of Armagh and Meath, Drogheda was founded as two separate towns, Drogheda-in-Meath (for which a charter was granted in 1194) and Drogheda-in-Oriel (or 'Uriel') as County Louth was then known. In 1412 these two towns were united and Drogheda became a 'County Corporate', styled as 'the County of the Town of Drogheda'. Drogheda continued as a County Borough until the setting up of County Councils, through the enactment of the Local Government (Ireland) Act 1898, which saw all of Drogheda, including a large area south of the Boyne, become part of an extended County Louth. With the passing of the County of Louth and Borough of Drogheda (Boundaries) Provisional Order, 1976, County Louth again grew larger at the expense of County Meath. The boundary was further altered in 1994 by the Local Government (Boundaries) (Town Elections) Regulations 1994. The 2007–2013 Meath County Development Plan recognises the Meath environs of Drogheda as a primary growth centre on a par with Navan. In recent years Drogheda's economy has diversified from its traditional industries, with an increasing number of people employed in the retail, services and technology sectors. The town also has a community of independent artists and musicians who have been looking to the local economy rather than Dublin for employment.


Unplug yourself and have a laid-back vacation at Drogheda, Ireland. This city offers countless opportunities to click pictures for your travel journal. The nearest major city to Drogheda is Dublin. Dublin is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like National Library Of Ireland, Bram Stokers Castle Dracula, Irish Dance Party. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Drogheda*

  • Pollution Statistics in Drogheda

    Know the pollution level of Drogheda before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 29.41 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 35.37 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 44.15 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 53.65 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 26.56 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 39.21 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 24.49 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 21.77 (Low)
  • Drogheda: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Drogheda for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Drogheda.

    • Burglary and Theft 48.41 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 47.53 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 47.71 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 47.95 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 37.85 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 49.55 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 49.56 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 70.35 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 70.73 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 45.45 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 49.38 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 29.12 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 58.01 (Moderate)
  • Living in Drogheda - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Drogheda is 145.44 (High)

    • Safety Index 49.94 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 85.89 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 37.07 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 37.91 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 81.47 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 48.54 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.96 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 88 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Drogheda

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Drogheda

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.33 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14.14 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.13 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 93.74 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 92.67 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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