Drogheda is an Irish town located in the province of Leinster. It is one of the oldest towns in Ireland, gaining an official charter in 1194. The town has a population of approximately 41,000. The town has a growing tourism industry, due to its proximity to Brú na Bóinne, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The star monument is Newgrange, a circular mound built in 3200 BC, before even the Egyptian Pyramids. The complex also contains many other points of interest, such as Knowth and Dowth, that are worth a visit. Drogheda itself is worth a visit too, as it houses many beautiful old buildings and interesting museums.