Saturday 24 August 2019

Go to the top of the famed Gate

Part of the Fleadh will see the opening of Laurence's Gate to the public.

They will run from 15 - 17 August, 11am - 4pm with Tickets: €7. Led by Brendan McSherry & Brendan Matthews .
Times: 11.00am, 11.20am, 11.40am, 12.00pm, 12.20pm, 12.40pm, 1.00pm, 1.20pm, 1.40pm, 2.00pm, 2.20pm, 2.40pm, 3.00pm, 3.20pm, 3.40pm

St Laurence's Gate is widely regarded as one of the finest of its kind in Europe. On a clear day, the top of the gate boasts views of up to four miles along the Boyne and out to sea, making it the perfect stronghold of the Anglo-Normans. Climb to the top of this fourteenth century barbican after County Louth Heritage Officer, Brendan McSherry, and Community Historian Brendan Matthews share their knowledge on this outstanding structure.

Tickets to access the gate are very limited, and booking is essential.

Note: This site is not fully accessible and may not be suitable for children under 12 years. Choose suitable footwear to avoid trips, slips and falls. No babes in arms.

Drogheda Independent