Explore & Do in Drogheda

Loughcrew House and Gardens


Oldcastle Co. Meath Meath

History, beauty, fantasy, and atmosphere make Loughcrew a magical experience. In a serene pleasure-garden of vistas and unexpected features, the mighty ancient yew walk and the martyr St. Oliver Plunkett’s family church create a spirit of mystery and dark history. 

Delightful water-gardens lead to a fantasy mill, by the spectacular herbaceous and "hellfire" borders and a formal parterre. Past the "physik" border with cures for unspeakable complaints, the "grotesque" grotto with grassy roof, tortured pillars and weird mythical frescoes guards a hidden rockery with fairy sculptures. Short walks are signed, with good shelter and plentiful information plaques. 

Children’s' favourites include the Watermill cascade, hidden reptiles and fairies, giant bugs and spiders lurking in trees.

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