How Safe Is Drogheda for Travel?

Drogheda, Ireland
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Drogheda is a large town on the East coast of Ireland, in County Louth.

The city is conveniently located in the north of the country, and if you are traveling from Dublin to Northern Ireland, it will be a convenient point for your stop.

Newgrange. Neolithic burial mound. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, built in the Neolithic times before the Celts had arrived at the island.

St. Peter’s Church, Highlanes Gallery, with the most important visual art spaces in the area.

Laurence’s Gate. 13th-century Barbican tower, which once served as part of the walled defenses of the town as well as access in and out of the city from the east; Millmount Museum & Tower.

Warnings & Dangers in Drogheda

Overall Risk


Drogheda is not the safest city in the region, but most crimes are car theft and robbery. If you take care of your safety and do not get involved in relations with drug dealers - the city will not bring problems to you.

Transport & Taxis Risk


Public transport is reliable during the day, but may not be very safe at night. Choose a taxi if you return late at night to your hotel. Taxis are safe but use only a licensed service. You can call a cab from your smartphone app. Make sure the driver is using a taximeter.

Pickpockets Risk


In tourist regions, there are usually always a lot of pickpockets. This is not to say that there are few of them in Drogheda. However, if you use common sense and look after your pockets, then your values will remain with you.

Natural Disasters Risk


There are not many natural disasters in the region, but floods or air pollution from ashes from a nearby erupting volcano (in Iceland) can occur. Most likely, natural disasters will not interfere with your trip to Drogheda.

Mugging Risk


Armed robberies are rare but still happen. They are usually associated with a showdown by a drug dealer. Avoid the remote areas of the city, and do not walk the streets late at night. If some incident had happened to you, you should immediately contact the police.

Terrorism Risk


Attacks in Ireland can’t be ruled out. You should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate terrorist attacks, which could be in public places, including those frequented by expatriates and foreign travelers. But overall, terrorism risk in Drogheda is low.

Scams Risk


Fraud does not often occur in Drogheda. Most often, it will be associated with an attempt to remove data from your card. To avoid this, withdraw money from ATMs inside banks. Also, be careful not to disclose your personal data in email and SMS correspondence.

Women Travelers Risk


The city is safe enough for women traveling solo. However, it is not recommended to appear on the streets of the town late at night unaccompanied. In a taxi, always have a seat only behind the driver.

So... How Safe Is Drogheda Really?

Drogheda has a reasonably high crime rate.

Most crimes involve robbery, car theft, drug problems, assaults, vandalism, and corruption.

In the city, there are often incidents of car theft and hacking for robbery.

Travelers are advised not to leave any things in the car and be sure to close it.

It is also worth parking in secure parking lots.

Also, do not get involved in drug trafficking under any circumstances.

Drugs in Ireland are illegal, and any relationship with them will result in punishment for you.

There are common petty theft, burglary, and other insignificant offenses, especially in tourist areas.

Violent crimes are very rare.

Therefore, tourists are not advised to leave their belongings unattended.

Do not carry a lot of cash and jewelry.

Also, try not to walk around the city at night – this is not entirely safe.

Tourism is one of the main components of the region’s economy, so the police whenever possible respond to all crimes, especially if they are related to tourists.

If a crime has occurred to you, immediately contact the nearest police station.

If you rent a car, take care of insurance.

Given the crime with cars in Drogheda, that would be a reasonable measure.

In general, you can feel relaxed in the city if you take increased security measures.

Useful Information

  • Visas - The visa policy of Ireland is similar to the visa policy of the Schengen Area. It grants visa-free entry to all Schengen Annex II nationalities. If someone other than a European Union, European Economic Area, Common Travel Area or Swiss citizen seeks entry to Ireland, they must be a national of a visa-exempt country or have a valid Irish visa issued by one of the Irish diplomatic missions around the world. A valid passport is a must.
  • Currency - In the Republic of Ireland, the official currency is the euro. One euro consists of 100 cents. It has a sign: € and code: EUR.
  • Weather - The best times to visit Drogheda for ideal weather are mid-June to September. Average temperatures in Drogheda vary somewhat, and the weather feels cold for most of the year with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year.
  • Airports - The Nearest to Drogheda airport is located 60 km from the city center. It's the Dublin International Airport. It services domestic and international flights.
  • Travel Insurance - The travel insurance policy is a must when visiting a foreign country. Make sure you got it before starting your journey, the customs officer may ask for it.
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Drogheda Weather Averages (Temperatures)

Jan 5° C
Feb 5° C
Mar 7° C
Apr 9° C
May 11° C
Jun 14° C
Jul 16° C
Aug 16° C
Sep 13° C
Oct 11° C
Nov 7° C
Dec 6° C
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4 Reviews on Drogheda

  1. J
    Jack Johnson says:

    Terrible place to live in

    Ok for a short stay but if you plan on moving here it is not a Good Idea. People in the Town don’t like outsiders and can Start trouble Just because you aren’t from here. IV lived in This Town for over 10 year’s and have had nothing but trouble, can’t get Work and Nights out are very hit or Miss, trouble is all over this place and I’d think carefully before relocation.

  2. I
    Ian Paisley says:

    Ulster says no

    This place is an absolute dump and should be avoided at all costs. Full of toothless junkies and other annoying leprechauns.

  3. P
    Paddy mcabe says:

    Drogheda is amazing

    Drogheda is amazing for drugs you can get them all her

  4. N
    New Drogheda LOCAL :-) says:

    A city vibe with a town heart

    I have lived here for the last 14 months and loving it after living for 6 months in North Louth. I lived in Dublin for 30 years, Longford for 2 years, and Dundalk 6 months before I moved to Drogheda as I wanted to be closer to Dublin which is only 45 mins away. I am very happy here and surprised about how much I settled. Drogheda is a beautiful town with a lot of history. I have noticed a lot of cafes and restaurants but unfortunately due to Covid, I have not been unable to visit most of them. Interestingly it is a diverse town and I believe one of the most diverse towns in Ireland. The only problem is litter, which isn’t pleasing. The locals are very chatty which I guess is similar to most towns in Ireland. Drogheda has a large population and you really notice this with how busy the town can get and the traffic can also be challenging at times. Drogheda doesn’t feel like a small town like Longford or Dundalk as it has so much going on but it does have the local feel I am used to.

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