Places of Interest
Drogheda is a medieval town on the River Boyne, the gateway to the world famous Boyne Valley region and the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Newgrange. The Heritage Trail takes in some of the ancient sites within the old town walls, including St Laurence Gate, once the gateway to one of the largest walled towns in medieval Ireland.
Emerging from decades of strife, Belfast is now a buzzing tourist destination, home to historic buildings, vibrant bars, internationally renowned restaurants and a magnificently regenerated waterfront complex. As the birthplace of the ill-fated Titanic, an interesting ship-building heritage is also explored in the Titanic’s Dock and Pumphouse.
The vibrant, cosmopolitan capital offers a host of activities and attractions, including splendid shops and an impressive selection of historical treasures. An enjoyable and relaxing way to see the city is on an open-top bus tour, conducted by good humoured local drivers. Also worth a visit is Dublin’s City Hall, with an interactive exhibition of the ‘Story of the City‘, or journey into the heart of one of Ireland’s most iconic brand names at the world-famous Guinness Storehouse. Those seeking peace and quiet may wish to take a stroll around one of the capital’s attractive parks and gardens, or learn more about Dublin’s history in the city’s museums.
One of the best preserved medieval villages in Ireland, Carlingford has a magical atmosphere; its history and narrow medieval streets, lanes that lead to the harbour, majestic Slieve Foye mountain and the famous mountains of Mourne across the lough all combine to make Carlingford unique in Ireland.