Tourism & Lifestyle

The proponents of LOVEDROGHEDA believe that the future prosperity and well being of Drogheda City is very much dependent on the ability of its people to work together. Many of the projects we are proposing are dependent on groups of people in Drogheda coming together and collaborating.

It is a proven fact that towns and cities that collaborate, are economically and socially vibrant, attract inward investment and funding, are progressive and places that people want to make home.

Many of the projects proposed will involve the BID company and rate payers working together with many organisations in Drogheda and collaborating to make the projects happen. This means conducting business in a positive, respectful and constructive manner.

Project Action Collaboration Partners Proposed Timescale
Quick Fix Tourism Projects Explore the possibility of tourism infrastructure quick fixes.

Drogheda Tourism Office
Louth County Council
Drogheda Chamber of Commerce
Failte Ireland

Louth Leader

1 yr - 18 mths
Assist in the promotion of Local Arts & Culture Promotion of local arts, culture, music events to create a greater sense of place. What is Drogheda and why is it different? Giving the people of Drogheda pride in where they are from and visitors an authentic sense of place Droichead Arts Centre
Highlanes
TLT
Barlow House
Classical Music Series
Amergin Artists Co Op
1 yr – 18 mths
Assist in the development of Active Drogheda Get more people walking, cycling, running, swimming. Promotion of local Active Drogheda calendar every day and every week. Encouraging people to get out, socially engage and feel good about themselves and where they live. More bike lanes – less cars – less carbon All Drogheda sports clubs
Leisure Centres
1 yr – 18 mths
Review and co ordination of hospitality offering to Drogheda's tourists Review and co ordination of hospitlity offering to Drogheda's tourists - identify current infrastructure, tourist numbers, what are growth rate targets and how do we achieve them? BID would make ongoing investment and committment to review. Bed metrics Drogheda Chamber of Commerce                 Failte Ireland
Louth Leader
5 years
Review and lobby on the feasibility of developing hotel investment incentives More hotel roomw - develop investment incentves to create more hotel rooms and inward hotel investment in Drogheda. Review potential sites. Dept of Finance 1 years - 18 mths
Assist in the review of the potential to illuminte historical buildings Explore the practicalities of illuminating buildings of historical and architectural significance - capital and running costs - looking at funding mechanisms through corporate sponsorship. Louth County Council 1 year - 18mths
Review of Drogheda Attractions The amenities and historical attractions are made “Attractions” and are presented to their full potential. Drogheda Tourism Office
Old Drogheda Society
1 year – 18 mths
Assist in the development of existing and future festivals Assist in the development of a festival that is exclusive to Drogheda. Something that is sustainable and can grow year on year. Orange tourism. Drogheda Vintners
Hotels
Hospitality Industry
5 Years
Boyneside Trail / Boyne Greenway Integration To extend the Boyne Trail /Greenway and to create a bike hire rental (similar to city rental schemes at different locations for the enjoyment of all. Extend Fingal to Newgrange Boyneside Trail
Meath County Council
Fingal County Council
5 years
Review of potential uses of river Boyne Longer term would like to see more use of our river with perhaps river taxis, tourist routes – to and from Oldbridge, Slane, Navan, Boyne Estuary? Tap into the legends e.g. Salmon of Knowledge. A Boyne Blueway Failte Ireland
OPW
Parks and Wildlife Service
5 Years
Other Sports Events – Bellewstown Races, Laytown Races, Walking Festivals, Fishing Development of events around other sports events, promote and develop those that are successful

Failte Ireland
Drogheda on the Boyne

Bellewstown & Laytown Race Committees

2 Years
Drogheda's Night Life - Purple Flag, events and tourism initiatives
Viaduct bridge - bringing rail transport to Drogheda for over 160 years
Laurence's Gate - tourist attraction & centrepiece of future events and festivals