Discover Drogheda on the Boyne Why not plan a day out in Drogheda – only a short 20minute drive or hour cycle by electric bike (see our self guided cycle routes)? Check out this brilliant local guide jam packed with fun stuff to do and places to visit
“A light-filled church cleverly converted into an art gallery, and with the lure of a fine café” Frances Power, Cara Magazine, 2014
An exciting, new state-of-the-art facility, which opened in 2006, Highlanes Gallery aims to be one of Ireland’s most important visual art spaces, presenting a dynamic and diverse programme of temporary exhibitions and exhibitions drawn from the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection.
The Collection dates from the middle of the eighteenth century and includes over one hundred works by artists, over three centuries including Gabrielle Ricciardelli, James McNeill Whistler, Nano Reid, Grace Henry, Mainie Jellet, Gerard Dillon, Gereon Krebber & Diana Copperwhite.
The gallery also houses the town’s most treasured heirlooms: a ceremonial sword and mace presented by King William III after the Battle of the Boyne. Located in the centre of Drogheda in the heart of the Boyne Valley, the gallery is uniquely sited in the former Drogheda Franciscan Church, the building dating to the early nineteenth century; the main exhibition spaces are
open plan yet the character of the building is not lost. Talks, lectures, and practical workshops are all regularly programmed with both the general visitor and the aficionado in mind. There are special programmes for Primary & Post Primary students and a new monthly gallery programme for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Tours of the exhibitions are available daily for tourists