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      26.05.2010 15:31
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      If your planning a holiday in the south, check out Drogheda.

      This is my review of Drogheda, Ireland. You'll have to keep in mind that all my travels have been with children so I cant offer much info in the way of pubs and so on, but only family or youth group entertainment. Over all I found Drohgeda a pleasant place to visit with lots of attractions for children.

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      The Europa, Drogheda has got to be the best for families or anyone who loves fine food. i stayed with a youth group and found the rooms very comfortable, the cleaning immaculate, and the staff seemed genuinely friendly. The sound proofing was almost too good. As anyone who ahs been responsible for large groups of children knows, you like to hear a little sound, silence worries you. In the room I couldnt hear a thing and had to get up a few times to check that plenty of giggling and so on was going in the rooms and the girls were all well.

      But The real selling point for the Europa is the food. To say everything is perfect is an understatement. Although its all foods everyone has had before, they have never tasted so good. I suppose this chef could get away with anything he wants in life, and God will certainly have him as his own personal chef in Heaven. I've heard people make the drive from Belfast or Dublin just for a meal and can well believe it. It is a bit costly, but if there is any finer food on this planet I have yet to try it.

      If you prefer something more in town though for adult entertainment, The Westcourt is very nice. I havent been in D's, also in town but its meant to be good for entertainment.

      Now for where to go, well the big draw for entertainment is Funtasia waterpark, the biggest water park in Irealnd. They also have bowling, rollerskating, crazy golf etc...

      The Newgrange and Knowth nelolithic monuments at Bru Na Boinne Centre are the biggest tourist attractions and should be the first stop on any tourists list. After that, many people visit the Battle of the Boyne site, which is far better if you have a guide with you to explain the history of the area. Without that, I'm afraid it looks much like any other bit of fields and river. However a vistor centre has been completed since my visit, so hopefully that improves things. If you prefer the more grisly you can always go see Olivers Plunkets actual head in a jar ( pickled I presume) in St Peter's church. This certainly made for great ghost stories to frighten the kids!

      There are alarge number of other historical sites, I've only listed a few as well as plenty of amusements etc...

      The only drawback was it was quite expensive. Even a kids meal in McDonalds cost 5 euro, but then the South always is expensive, it might be a bit cheaper now that the euro has dropped.


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