Old Town Skyline, Drogheda

The town of Drogheda, County Louth, is dotted with historical buildings and landmarks – more than most Irish towns of its size. This silhouette image of the municipal skyline features two such structures. In the centre is the Tholsel, constructed in 1770, with its distinctive domed clock tower. To the right is St Peter’s Church of Ireland which dates back …

Old Mellifont Abbey

The ruins of Mellifont Abbey in County Louth are rich in Irish Christian history. Founded in 1142 by Saint Malachy, Archbishop of Armagh, it was the first Cistercian monastery in Ireland – built in the formal style of French Cistercian abbeys. At its peak, it had one hundred monks and three hundred lay brothers. It survived for more than four …

The Boyne Bridge

It’s official title is the Mary McAleese Boyne Valley Bridge, after the former Irish President in honour of her contribution to the Northern peace process. However locals tend to refer to it simply as the Boyne Bridge. Either way, it’s an impressive piece of engineering and a striking feature on the landscape as it spans not just the river but …