Loving Louth: The Perks of Living in Drogheda

View of Drogheda city at sunset with a pink sky from a bridge with a shadow of a bridge and canal in the distance.

02 May 2017

Posted in:  Mortgages

Just over half an hour’s drive from Dublin, Drogheda is a thriving town that makes a perfect base for city commuters. With a population of 38,000, Drogheda is often referred to as the largest town in Ireland - a name it undoubtedly earns thanks to a bustling feel and friendly vibe. If you’re contemplating buying a house in Drogheda, we’ve highlighted some of the fantastic features of this up and coming town on the banks of the Boyne.

Food for Thought

great seafood in Drogheda restaurant

Drogheda definitely punches above its weight when it comes to cuisine, with an enviable selection of fine-dining restaurants and unpretentious neighbourhood spots. Two of the most popular local favourites are the nautical-themed Eastern Seaboard Bar and Grill, which serves up freshly prepared local ingredients (including plenty of succulent seafood) barbecued to perfection and The Brown Hound Bakery, run by the same husband and wife duo. The latter is one of Drogheda’s best loved cafes and the perfect place to pick up a show stopping cake for a special occasion.

For a Sunday lunch that’ll have you napping for the rest of the day, Scholar’s Restaurant and Hotel serves up spectacular roast dinners with all the trimmings in its opulent oak-panelled dining room every weekend. It’s guaranteed to become a weekend favourite. The Black Bull Inn is another popular spot with locals – it’s a family business that’s been operating in the town for over thirty years and serves up unpretentious but delicious pub grub to a steady stream of regulars.

The Great Outdoors

Carlingford Lough offers a host of aquatic activities

If you’re a history buff, Drogheda has enough attractions to keep you going for a lifetime. The Boyne Valley is at the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East and it’s just a short drive from the town to some of the country’s most awe-inspiring ancient monuments.

Most famous of all is Newgrange, the magnificent megalithic structure situated in Brú na Boinne - a sprawling complex of passage tombs and one of our greatest architectural treasures. A true gateway to the past, a visit to Newgrange is not quickly forgotten. Not far away are the equally ancient Hills of Tara and Slane. The latter is where St. Patrick supposedly lit his famous paschal fire – and it remains a place of pilgrimage for Catholics to this day.

Looking for the Perfect Place to Call Home in Drogheda?

Whether you’re considering moving to Drogheda or elsewhere, AIB can help you with your mortgage today. Simply send us your contact details online and one of our Mortgage Consultants will contact you shortly. Or you can call us at 0818 24 44 25. If you’ve seen a house or are still viewing houses to buy in Drogheda and would like to get an idea of how much you can borrow right now, our handy Mortgage Calculator can give you an instant estimation.

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