Star.pngStar.pngStar grey.pngStar grey.pngStar grey.png


From Roader's Digest: The SABRE Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Droichead Átha
Location Map ( geo)
20190816-1946 - St Laurences Gate, Drogheda 53.7158699N 6.347261W.jpg
St Laurence's Gate
Cameraicon.png View gallery (17)
Louth • Meath
Highway Authority
Louth County
Forward Destination on
M1, N51
Next Terminal & Intermediate Destinations
Dublin • Dundalk • Navan

Drogheda is a town in County Louth, Ireland, on the M1 corridor. The town is situated in the Boyne Valley, with the river flowing through the centre town. The river is tidal at this point, and is fairly fast flowing, as the town and docks have created a narrow pinch point in the river.

The valley is dominated by the high level Boyne Viaduct, carrying the main Dublin-Belfast railway across the town.

With the next upstream road crossing being the Slane Bridge, some 15km to the west, Drogheda has over the years developed around this important crossing point, the last before the sea.

As the main route north from Dublin, the narrow streets and crossing point at St Mary's Bridge was the cause of considerable congestion, and so in the 1970s an Inner relief road scheme was constriucted, providing a new urban dual carriageway to the south of the Boyne, and a new bridge over the river for the N1, (the Bridge of Peace). In 2003, a bypass for the town opened, with the M1 now replacing the N1 and being routed away from the town to the west. The old N1 was renumbered as R132 through Drogheda. However, this is not quite the end of the story, as the M1 itself is tolled at this point, so there is still some through traffic driving through the town (and also across the Obelisk Bridge, and even as far west as Slane) in order to avoid the toll.


The following bridges exist through the town:


Route To Notes


Dún Dealgan DUNDALK · Béal Feirste BELFAST


Áth Cliath DUBLIN


Baile Shláine SLANE · An Uaimh NAVAN


An Aill NAUL · Áth Cliath DUBLIN






Baile Uí Mhornáin MORNINGTON · An Inse LAYTOWN


Baile an Bhiataigh BETTYSTOWN


Damhliag DULEEK For N2 Cill Dhéagláin ASHBOURNE


Ceann Chlochair CLOGHERHEAD


Tearmann Feichín TERMONFECKIN


Collann COLLON


Dublin Outer Orbital Motorway • E01 • E104 (Dublin - Killeen) • E118 (Old System) • E126 (Old System) • L6 • M1 (Republic of Ireland) • N51 • R108 • R132 • R150 • R151 • R152 • R166 • R167 • R168 • R899 • R900 • T1 • T25 • T26
Related Pictures
View gallery (17)
Striped modern traffic lights, Drogheda, Louth - Coppermine - 10512.jpgSmartphone Picture of Unusual Red Signals at Drogheda on Saturday, 21st February, 2015.jpgStriped modern traffic lights, Drogheda, Louth - Coppermine - 10513.jpgBoyne Bridge lit up at Night - Geograph - 313972.jpg20200104-1226 - Pre-Worboys Direction Sign N1 Drogheda outside Mother Hughes 53.719739N 6.35653W-small.jpg
Destinations in the Republic of Ireland
Major CitiesCork • Dublin • Galway • Limerick • Waterford
Terminal DestinationsArdee • Athlone • Ballina • Ballyshannon • Belturbet • Belview Port • Blackrock • Borrisokane • Cashel • Castlebar • Castleblayney • Cavan • Charlestown • Clonmel • Cork Airport • Dingle • Donegal • Drogheda • Dublin Airport • Dublin Port • Dún Laoghaire • Dundalk • Dungarvan • Ennis • Enniscorthy • Ennistimon • Foxford • Kenmare • Kilkenny • Killarney • Killorglin • Kilrush • Letterkenny • Longford • Malahide • Mallow • Mitchelstown • Monaghan • Mullingar • Nenagh • New Ross • Port Laoise • Rathcoole • Ringaskiddy • Roscommon • Rosslare Harbour • Shannon • Sligo • Stranorlar • Swanlinbar • Tallaght • Thurles • Tipperary • Tralee • Tullamore • Westport • Wexford
Intermediate DestinationsAn Clochán Liath • Athy • Ballyhaunis • Bangor • Birr • Blessington • Cahersiveen • Carlow • Clifden • Dún Fionnachaidh • Durrow • Foynes • Glenties • Kilkee • Listowel • Na Cealla Beaga • Navan • Roscrea • Skibbereen • Tuam
Other PlacesArklow • Bandon • Bantry • Boyle • Bray • Cahir • Carrick-on-Shannon • Castleisland • Claremorris • Clonakilty • Clones • Fermoy • Gorey • Gort • Granard • Kells • Kinnegad • Knock Airport • Loughrea • Naas • Pettigo • Port of Cork • Shannon Airport • Swinford • Swords • Tramore • Wicklow

SABRE - The Society for All British and Irish Road Enthusiasts
Home - Discuss - Digest - Discover - Help