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Boyne Viaduct - Things to Know Before Visiting

River Boyne, East Drogheda, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland

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About Boyne Viaduct

The Boyne Viaduct, a 30-metre-high railway bridge, or viaduct, that crosses the River Boyne in Drogheda, carrying the main Dublin–Belfast railway line. During World War II, the viaduct was identified by the British as being of great strategic importance as part of the British plans for a counter-attack following a German invasion of Ireland.


Attractions Near Boyne Viaduct

Laurence's Gate
Laurence's Gate0.64km from Boyne Viaduct
Highlanes Gallery
Highlanes Gallery0.76km from Boyne Viaduct

Highlanes Gallery is a public art gallery and visual arts exhibition centre in Drogheda, Ireland.It promotes and exhibits modern and contemporary art in the north-east region through a dynamic and diverse programme of exhibitions and access initiatives. The Collection dates from the middle of the eighteenth century and is housed at the former Franciscan Friary Church in St. Laurence Street in Drogheda.

The Tholsel
The Tholsel0.89km from Boyne Viaduct

The Tholsel was a name traditionally used for a local municipal and administrative building used to collect tolls and taxes and to administer trade and other documents in Irish towns and cities. Towards the end of the 18th century the term tholsel was typically swapped for Market House with many of the administrative functions of the original tholsel transferring to another dedicated local council or government building such as a court or sessions house.

Magdalene Tower
Magdalene Tower0.91km from Boyne Viaduct

Magdalene Tower is a landmark located at the highest point of the northern part of Drogheda, County Louth, in Ireland. The tower itself is of 14th-century construction. It springs from a fine Gothic Arch, above which there are two further storeys connected by a spiral staircase.

St. Peter's Parish, Drogheda
St. Peter's Parish, Drogheda1.01km from Boyne Viaduct

St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church is located on West Street, Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland. Designed by J. O'Neill and W.H. Byrne and built in the French Gothic style of local limestone ashlar in 1884. The church is famous for its tall west gable, rose window and for containing the national shrine of St. Oliver Plunkett. It is one of the most notable buildings on West Street in the town centre of Drogheda. The building from 1793 was partly incorporated into the present building.

Millmount fort
Millmount fort1.02km from Boyne Viaduct

Millmount is a large fortified complex situated on a great mound on the South bank of the River Boyne located in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland. Today the complex houses the Millmount Museum which houses a wide variety of artifacts of local and national importance. The complex is Drogheda's most dominant feature, clearly visible from all parts of the town. The Martello tower is affectionately known as "The Cup and Saucer" by locals.

Where is Boyne Viaduct

Discover More Attractions in Louth, Where Boyne Viaduct Is Located

Louth
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County Louth is located in the north-east corner of the Republic of Ireland. Louth is Ireland's smallest county but contains a diverse landscape from the mountainous Cooley peninsula in the east to the gently rolling drumlin hills.

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