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Address: 36 Saint Laurence Street, Drogheda 0000, Ireland
Phone Number: 353419803311
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

A beautiful and unique place to visit for those with a love of art or...

A beautiful and unique place to visit for those with a love of art or history.The gallery is sited in the former Drogheda Franciscan Church and part of the Friary; known locally as the ‘High Lane Church’. The Franciscans gifted the property to the people of Drogheda when they ended their 760 year association with the town in 2000. The buildings date from the early 19th century, though elements date back to earlier times.

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Beautiful Space

Stumbled across this place when wandering around town last weekend. It's such a great space, the development of a church into a really modern space is very impressive. We found it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed today
Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Stumbled across this place when wandering around town last weekend. It's such a great space, the development of a church into a really modern space is very impressive. We found it very relaxing to stroll around and enjoy the art. There's a cafe inside too which looked nice.

Thank JenandNeil365
Drogheda, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thus place is class....what they did with the old church and integrated it with the gallery is what needs to happen to a lot more really cool Old sites around the town. Always good exhibitions and the art work they have of Old Drogheda is fascinating.

Thank Rory M
Drogheda, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Called into the gallery today with my mother in law and my small baby. The exhibition of Texaco Children's Art was fantastic. We really enjoyed the time spent there, but unfortunately due to upset baby cut our time shorter than I would have liked. Staff were so friendly and helpful, and understanding of small baby which put me at ease.... More 

Thank Mary H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

nice place to visit coffee shop nice choice of food also good workshops for children open and airy good visit

Thank shellsirl
Louth, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Once a church, this gallery has a large open feel to it that really helps show the exhibits in their best light. The current exhibition is the Marmite prize, and being modern art marmite is probably a good name as just as many people will hate it as love it. However that's not the gallery's fault. There's a Relish cafe... More 

Thank explodingmyth
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

I always pop in when in the area. Highlands manages to give a really contemporary feel. The setting is lovely, clever use of space, the permanent exhibition is of great interest. The visiting exhibitions are both international and local and always feel fresh.

Thank Jenny W
Chorley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Tried the Marmite Prize Exhibition and although the modern art was not to our taste, it was well displayed. We liked the small painting entitled 'Ripe'. The art work of Drogheda very interesting and good to see some of it has been made into postcard and poster format. Good cafe adjacent.

Thank Eddiehump
Drogheda, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

What a beautiful setting various exhibitions always something worth seeing gorgeous little restaurant

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Free admission, a coffee bar and a great mix of period and contemporary art- what else do you need to pass an hour in Drogheda? The Drogheda municipal collection is a must-see (esp for the Mary Swanzy) and the general ambience of the converted church makes for a very laid-back and welcoming venue. Well worth a look.

1 Thank Julian E
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

This is the former Franciscan Church known locally as "the highland chapel". When the order left the town, they gave the Church building to the then Drogheda Corporation, as a gift to the people of Drogheda. However the council used it as an art gallery of all things, and given the fact that Drogheda would be him to a mainly... More 

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