St Laurence's Gate, Drogheda

Map Reference: O092753 (3092, 2753)

This is one of the two remaining gateways of Drogheda. It is a barbican with an arched entrance flanked by round towers on the N and S. The towers are four storeys high plus the crenellated parapet.

Curved mural stairways rise to the first floor in both towers and broad modern stairways give access to the second floor. A smaller spiral stairway connects the second floor of the S tower to the roof. The building has many long narrow defensive slits. Nearby, to the S, is a good portion of the town wall.

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