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Address: 36 Saint Laurence Street, Drogheda 0000, Ireland
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+353 41 980 3311
10:30 - 17:00
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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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Lovely place

Great gallery with regular exhibitions and lovely cafe attached, staff very friendly. Activities for adults and children

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sally T
Drogheda, Ireland
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Drogheda, Ireland
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great gallery with regular exhibitions and lovely cafe attached, staff very friendly. Activities for adults and children

Thank Sally T
Cainta, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Checked out this place and was simple gallery of Arts, few minutes walk from the tourist office, all subjects are interesting, free of charge but their collection are minimal.

Thank Ramadeva
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wandered in to this tucked away church building and were delighted to find it was free, with exhibitions covering the top floor and huge space on the floor below. For a small, quiet Irish town it was brilliant to see a venue displaying both historical paintings and treasures of the town as well as supporting modern surreal work by... More 

Thank Rebekah D
Drogheda, Ireland
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

The Highlanes Gallery, home of Drogheda's municipal art collection, is a hub of artistic innovation and education. Curated by the wonderful Aoife Ruane, the gallery is warm, friendly and accessible. The gallery constantly invites guests to experience new collections and challenges them to explore what those collections mean to them. A wonderful gallery, well worth visiting.

Thank Karen D
Weilheim, Germany
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

Absolutely beautiful. And I loved the children's art exhibit. The staff was knowledgeable and very friendly and welcoming.

Thank JHansenWeilheim
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 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
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2016

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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Reviewed 17 September 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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Reviewed 4 September 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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Reviewed 3 September 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 

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