Drogheda’s campaign to become better recognised as a tourism destination is going from strength to strength.
The d Hotel has played host to CIE Tours international groups since Springtime 2013. Drogheda Tourism and the Old Drogheda Society have worked with the hotel to provide historic walking tours of the town whilst Comhaltas have played traditional Irish music to entertain guests after dinner. The satisfaction ratings have been so high (93% Rating) that The D Hotel was awarded a Silver Merit Award of Excellence by CIE Tours. CIE have backed Drogheda with further tour series arriving into the town throughout the summer months – every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
The arts community continue to provide many, many reasons for tourists, domestic and international, to visit Drogheda. The myriad of festivals, exhibitions and events hosted here makes Drogheda an attractive and accessible destination for culture vultures.
Drogheda is the place to be for the summer!
As we all know, our town is rich in culture and history and has always been a vibrant place for visitors from far and wide. Spring/ summer 2015 will be no exception! The Drogheda Arts Festival, first festival of the summer swings into action with an eclectic mix of music, theatre, visual art, literature, film, family and outdoor fun for all ages. Highlights for 2015 include the Irish Premiere of The End of Desire by Belfast born composer, Ian Wilson, performed by internationally acclaimed saxophonist Ties Mellema and directed by Jos van Kan. www.droghedaartsfestival.ie
“Ahoy!” to the Irish Maritime Festival hosted by Louth County Council and Drogheda Port Company and proudly supported by Drogheda Chamber. The River Boyne will be the centre piece for activities both on and off the shore as tall ships berth and swash buckling pirates swing from the rigging!
The Motor Show is another exciting part of this festival giving local people the opportunity to check out all the new car options in one place.
Hot on the heels of the aquatic escapades will be the hottest festival of the summer as the Drogheda Samba Festival sashays onto the streets. www.droghedasamba.com
Building visitor numbers to Drogheda is the fastest and least expensive way of attracting FDI into our local economy. As a business community and citizens we all have a role to play. Are your staff knowledgeable about Drogheda and warm and welcoming? Do you invite friends and relatives to visit Drogheda on holidays?
Our town has so much to offer the visitor – let’s show it off and invite the world to experience Drogheda on the Boyne!
Photos Credit: Jimmy Weldon