Renting a car from Europcar’s Louth location puts you right at the centre of more than 5000 years of history. Drogheda itself has been an important strategic and commercial location for over 1000 years, and the modern town proudly displays the fact through its multitude of historic landmarks: Millmount Fort still watches over the town from its high, defensible position, as it has done for nearly 900 years; there’s Saint Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, where the head of St Oliver Plunkett was kept; and Saint Laurence’s Gate, the last part of the old defensive wall that’s kept the population safe since the 13th-century.
Co. Louth itself offers over 70 kilometres of coastline, including several Blue Flag, family friendly beaches that offer the usual seaside activities, donkey rides and water sports, as well as many coastal parks and beauty spots. There are several bird watching reserves around the area, too.
It’s also the perfect base from which to delve into the treasures of the Boyne Valley. The Louth section of this particular wonderland of heritage offers some lush countryside locations, along with famous historical sites such as: The remains of Mellifont Abbey, established by Ireland’s first Cistercian worshippers in 1142; Oldbridge House, the site of the 1690 Battle of the Boyne; and the megalithic tombs of Newgrange and Knowth, huge manmade structures built over 5000 years ago. But there’s no need to simply limit yourself to the Louth side. The Boyne Valley Drive is a 250-kilometre route that ranges around the whole valley, taking in more scenery and significant historical site than you could ever dream.
Europcar Louth is easy to find on the Newgrange Business Park in Drogheda. Hiring a car from there allows excellent access to the Boyne Valley, the east coast, and is only an hour’s drive from Dublin City Centre. Our location can cater to leisure customers and business customers, availing of the flexible short, medium and long-term business fleet management service offered by Europcar and customers renting a van.