Opening Hours

Please note that Highlanes Gallery is currently closed to the public as declared under current Covid-19 Lockdown Restrictions. (December 2020)

Once reopened, know that we have taken into account all guidance and safety measures for our staff and for you, so as to ensure an enjoyable and informative visit.

Please check the following; House Rules, Five Good Things & Important Gallery Questions, on this page for new updated information.

Remember, keep fully abreast of Covid-19 updates here and do not visit the gallery if you are experiencing any of the symptoms outlined.

Wednesday to Saturday, 10:30am to 4:30pm (Times subject to change)

Admission to Highlanes Gallery is free, but advance booking is required and can be made directly through the following; 

Gallery Website



Eventbrite Website;

or Telephone: 041-9893311.

Getting Here


From train station:

  • Turn right from train station and walk towards town for approx. 5 minutes
  • Pass a cafe called Bia and turn right into courtyard, take steps at rear of courtyard
  • At bottom of steps torn left and follow river to St Mary's Bridge
  • Turn right over bridge and walk straight ahead across the road and up a small hill
  • You will come to a crossroads where you turn right onto Laurence Street
  • We are approx. 100 yards up on the right hand side and through the iron gates 

From Bus Station:

  • Exit bus station and follow road between McDonalds and the Bus Station called the Haymarket
  • At t-junction take the right turn and follow road to the end and take left at next t-junction
  • You will come to a crossroads where you turn right onto Laurence Street
  • We are approx. 100 yards up on the right hand side and through the iron gates 


Getting to Drogheda:

  • From the north: take the M1 south to Drogheda and exit at the N52 / Drogheda off-ramp (immediately before the M1 Boyne bridge) and follow the signs for town centre;
  • From the south: take the M1 north to Drogheda and exit at the N52 / Drogheda off-ramp (immediately after the M1 Boyne bridge) and follow the signs for town centre;
  • From the west: take the N52 via Navan / Slane, cross over the M1 (with the M1 Boyne bridge to the south) and follow the signs for town centre;

Once in the town:

  • Turn on to West Street (adjacent to the Bridge of Peace)
  • At the end of West street go straight through the junction up St Laurence Street and the gallery is at the top of the hill on the right - slightly offset from the street
  • Note there is no parking within the gallery complex 

Public Transport

Drogheda is serviced by both Intercity (Dublin/ Belfast) and Suburban trains (Dublin/Drogheda/ Dundalk) with trains departingapproximately every half hour from 07:30 - 23:20 daily. Journey times vary from Dublin toDrogheda depending on the service type; theIntercity 'Enterprise'service is the shortest option. Drogheda McBride station is a 20 minute walkfrom the gallery. For more info see Irish Rail / Iarnród Éireann or phone the station on +353 (0) 41 9838749.

Drogheda is serviced by both Intercity (Dublin/Dundalk/ Belfast) and Suburban bus services (Dublin/ Drogheda/ Dundalk),in addition to other national routes, with busses departing from 07:15 - 00:00daily. Journey times vary from Dublin to Drogheda depending on service type - check prior todeparture. The Bus Éireann station is less than a 10 minute walk from the gallery. There are also several private bus operators within Drogheda. For more info see Bus Éireann or phone the station on +353 (0) 41 9835023.

Set down and pick up near the main Courtyard and Café entrances, both of which are ats treet-level with lifts to other Levels. Drogheda has several taxi cabs, many of which are equipped to carry disabled persons.

Car Parking

There are several parking options in Drogheda – both on street parking and multi-story parking, most optionsinvolvement the payment of a fee. We have indicated the approximatedistance from the parking area to Highlanes Gallery in metres.

  • Laurence Street Shopping Centre, opposite the gallery (entrance to car park from William Street and St. Peter Street (20 M) 450 spaces
  • Palace Street Surface Car Park, Palace Street (50 M)
  • Drogheda Town Centre Car Park, Dyer Street (100 M)
  • Haymarket Multi-Story Car Park, Haymarket Bridge/Dyer Street (300 M)
  • Scotch Hall Centre, Scotch Hall, Dublin Road (400 M)
  • Street Parking for Disabled Persons - designatedparking bays are located opposite the Highlanes Gallery on LaurenceStreet, which give level access to the gallery entrances.


Wheelchair Users

All public areas of the building are fully accesible by wheelchair, please bear in mind that when converting a building of the age of the former Friary Church has been logistically challenging. We are happy that universal accessibilty has been largely achieved, though certain areas, require attention or careful navigation.

Our floor staff can assist gallery users with special needs, should they request. Courtesy manual wheelchairs are no longer available on request at the main reception due to Covid-19.

Your Suggestions

We are committed to ensuring that Highlanes Gallery is exemplary in terms of best practice for all our users. We welcome your comments and suggestions (see Contact Us section for details).

House Rules

Highlanes Gallery Update (7th July 2020):

  • Visitor safety guidelines are in place.
  • Our gallery team have received health and safety training in relation to COVID-19.
  • Physical distancing provisions are in place.
  • Hand sanitising stations are available for visitors and staff.
  • We have further increased our cleaning regimes.
  • We are managing visitor numbers in line with public health and safety guidelines.
  • Visitors will move through the gallery via a one‐way route, which is clearly signed by newly designed visitor information signage.
  • We ask visitors to adhere to maximum capacity guidelines in some gallery rooms to facilitate physical distancing.
  • Cloakroom services are no longer available so please travel light with no large bags/rucksacks etc.

Please note the following in the gallery:

  • No food or drink


Due to Covid-19 guidelines, visitors are asked to travel light and to minimise bags & other items when visiting. The cloakroom facility is for now suspended.

Toilets & Baby change

Male, female, accessible toilets and baby change facilities are located on the Church level of exhibition, behind altar area, accessible by lift and stairs.

First Aid service

In case of accident or emergency, contact an inviligilator immediately.

Food & Drink

The Café has waiter service, as well as high chairs for infants. Following close to Gallery Hours and days: open Wednesday to Saturday from 9am to 4pm, Sunday at 10am to 4pm.

Art valuation

The Highlanes Gallery is unable to give valuations of works of art - a reputable dealer or auction house should be able to help.

Five Good Things

Our new café, Five Good Things, is currently closed due to Covid-19 Lockdown Restrictions. To keep updated in the meantime please check


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