Scholars Townhouse Hotel

Drogheda, County Louth, North-East Ireland


The Late Victorian building was renovated by the McGowan family in 2005 who have transformed the magnificent building into a 16 bedroom boutique Hotel. Scholars Townhouse is currently the only family owned hotel in the region and is renowned for its excellence in hospitality and customer service

Scholars Restaurant:

Has a genuine passion for good food - they bake all of their own breads, they make their own ice creams, nurture the fantastic stocks and sauces, and are are committed to using as much local produce where possible. It is their belief that food is one of life’s greatest pleasures - it should be celebrated and they welcome you to come dine with them.

Gastro lounge:

The Gastro Lounge at Scholars offers a selection of fine wines, craft beers, local whiskeys, barista-style coffee and an abundance of spirits and liquors. The surroundings are elegant, with oak paneled walls, high coved ceilings, and original fireplace with paintings depicting scenes of local history. There are no strangers in Scholars Gastro Lounge, only friends who have not met.

John Philip Holland:

John Philip Holland, born in County Clare in 1841, the son of a lighthouse keeper he attended the Christian Brothers School in Co. Cork and later joined the Brothers in Cork and Drogheda. In 1865 he arrived in Drogheda and resided in the Drogheda Convent that stands today as Scholars Townhouse Hotel.


Scholars Townhouse comprises of 16 luxurious and comfortable bedrooms all furnished to the standards of a modern hotel room. Built in 1867 the building is a protected structure and you have to admire the old world charm that the rooms have kept through their renovation