Perched high overlooking the town of Drogheda is Millmount, the oldest surviving man-made structure in the town, with a dramatic history and many a story to tell. The Legendary burial place of Amergin, an early Celtic poet, the mound was fortified as a motte and bailey by the Normans in the 12th century. It was at Millmount that Cromwell met his strongest resistance when he laid siege to the town in 1649. A Martello Tower was constructed on the site during the time of the Napoleonic Wars. Millmount Tower was shelled and damaged during the trubulent Irish Civil Wars.
The Museum openen in 1974 and has won several awards including the internatinoal Gulbenkian Award. Located in the officers quarters of the former military complex built in 1714, the Museum houses a wide variety of local and National artifacts.
Ph. No: (+353) 041 983 3097
The Governor's House, Drogheda, County Louth
Distance from hotel 39,6 km - 46 minutes drive by car.
Monday to Saturday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays 2pm - 5pm (doors close 5pm)
Prices on request.