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Saint Peter's Church, Drogheda

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  • This is a very beautiful church and in the centre of our town. It holds the head of Oliver Cromwell on display for all to see. Free of charge. A place in Drogheda not to be missed. Go in and admire th...  more »
  • If you are visiting this part of the country you have to visit St. Peters church. When you approach the broad steps outside you are entering a wonderful feast for the senses. The scent as you walking ...  more »
  • Even if your not in Drogheda town it's well worth making the effort to visit St Peter's simply for the little side altar/museum regarding St Oliver Plunkett - a Catholic Arch-Bishop who was hung, draw...  more »
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  • Drogheda has lots of churches and to make life complicated for visitors there are two churches in the town named ’St. Peter’s’. Of the two St. Peter’s Church of Ireland is the one that you need to visit if you are interested in old graveyards. Built on the site of an earlier church, St Peters is an excellent example of a Georgian church and there are not too many of those in Ireland. It may sound as a advertisement for beer at least one tourist guidebook described it as “probably the finest provincial Georgian church in Ireland”. Unfortunately as I visited late in the day I did not gain entry to the church but I spent about an hour viewing the graveyard which is very different to most that I have photographed to date. The most unusual thing that I came across was a “cadaver stone” taken from the tomb of Sir Edmond Goldyng and his wife Elizabeth Fleming. It is built into the churchyard wall, east of the present building and shows two cadavers enclosed in shrouds which have been partially opened to show the remains of the occupants of the tomb.