Highlanes Gallery
Highlanes Gallery
4.5
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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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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  • Monica&Alex
    3 contributions
    Would recommend everyone
    We really enjoyed to see how skillful are those kids under the age of 14. Great paintings. In the other hand private art collection by Raphael Hynes was good but we liked most Carey Clarke, brilliant canvas oil landscapes paintings. Thanks to Highlands Gallery for the chance to visit the exhibition. Monica&Alex
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 20, 2020
  • Padraig
    16 contributions
    Highlanes Gallery and Restaurant
    This lovely Art Gallery is well worth a visit. It has the Sword and Mace from Medieval Drogheda and original old paintings of Drogheda. There is a lovely cafe / restaurant attached also so a great place to visit.
    Written August 12, 2019
  • 34210king
    Dublin, Ireland881 contributions
    The question: how to inject a little more life and buzz
    This is really a great exhibition space. The staff are mostly friendly and helpful. There have been actively engaging exhibitions on......but it's all rather sedate, quaint, a bit ancient and sometimes needlessly dull. Lighten up there lads. This is our space. We want you to make it an active part of Co.Louth's 'must go to see' not only what's on ... but how it's put on in our space. Make it friendly, welcoming, inclusive and set out to attract all the people who normally just pass by. Lighten up there lads.....stop thinking 'dull' show us the planners and organisers are alive to our stimulation and fun needs. You can still be serious too.....but just NOT dull.
    Traveled solo
    Written May 10, 2016
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BluePointer
Ontario, Canada4,684 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
This was a little unexpected gem on our walking tour of Drogheda. It is the site of a former Franciscan Church with an interesting history going back to the Battle of the Boyne. It is now an arts centre, opened in 2006 and preserved to the character of the original church.

The most interesting artifacts that are housed here are the ceremonial sword and silver mace of King William III, donated by him as reward for victory over the area. These heirlooms are held in a glass case near the entry door.

Our guide told us of guns and ammunition that was found hidden in the attic during renovations just over a decade ago, ones that apparently had been hidden there since the Battle of the Boyne.
Written May 31, 2015
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kevinlyons234
Drogheda, Ireland54 contributions
Nov 2019
Nice Gallery with interesting paintings and history of Drogheda. It is often used for a music venue to with the original Alter as a stage. It also leads into a nice cafe that features one of the Church walls as one of the walls of the Cafe.
Written December 11, 2019
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Bohorosie
Drogheda, Ireland63 contributions
Dec 2018 • Solo
This gallery space is so calming and quiet that when you go to see any of the exhibitions you will be very happy to sit and linger as you take in the art. The building was a Church a few years ago and I find it a most beautiful building with original features all around.
Written February 12, 2019
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Patricia M
Cape Breton428 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
Walking in Drogheda, we came upon the Highlanes Gallery, a former Franciscan church, converted to an art centre although the character of the church was maintained.
We enjoyed looking at the art work of Irish children exhibited during our visit.
Encased in glass, there was a ceremonial sword and mace of King William 111 donated by him as a reward for victory over the area.
There was a cafe but we did not stop to indulge.
Written October 21, 2015
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Angela Fagan
Birmingham5 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
A great use of the old church space.I enjoyed listening to the children and teachers talking about the art project linking schools and the Gallery.
Written August 21, 2015
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Brian L
Dublin, Ireland71 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
Was there for the Janet Mullarney exhibition which was beautifully laid out in this lovingly converted former Franciscan church. the permanent collection is well worth a look too and the connected cafe offers lovely lunch options if making a day trip out of a visit here.
Written March 10, 2015
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Helen O
Drogheda, Ireland14 contributions
Feb 2015 • Friends
Originally the Franciscan Church locally know as "the highlane" now a lovely art gallery. This lovely church is preserved inside and houses permanent and visiting exhibitions. There is also a cafe attached to the gallery where you can relax after your visit
Written February 18, 2015
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Droghedian95
County Louth, Ireland25 contributions
Aug 2018 • Business
This place really is a hidden gem. The historical paintings of Drogheda are fascinating, and I thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition downstairs, which runs until 1st September. I cannot praise the staff there highly enough. If you have any interest in art or local history I would thoroughly reccommend a visit here.
Written August 4, 2018
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preglad
New York3,516 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Drogheda's a town most tourist miss because of a limited prior exposure to its delights, access issues as well as time constraints. This serves all the better for those making the effort to maintain an easy pace in engaging its attractions.

A primary one symbolizing the pride, history and artistic character of its people is the ticket free offering (beyond personal choice of a small donation) of the former Franciscan friary remolded into downtown's Highlands Gallery.

It's a warm engaging place spanning interest of both young and old as well as a long history of local struggle with varied excesses of insensitive civil and religious authority.

Well worth a stop.
Written October 24, 2017
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Brianthelion
Birmingham, UK2,322 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
Lovely little gallery in a lovely old setting. Great contrast between the old and the new. Highly recommended.
Written September 7, 2017
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