This church dating from the 18th century is the latest in a series of churches on this site. It’s a low-key but lovely place, approached through frilly, wrought-iron gates. Inside the simple, peaceful nave are several heavily carved tombs, including one spooky carving featuring skeletons wearing shrouds. Some have associated it with the Black Death. St. Peter’s is notorious for an incident that occurred here during the battle of Drogheda in 1649. A group of Irish men, fleeing the losing battle, sought refuge in this Protestant church. When Cromwell’s forces invaded the church, the men climbed into the steeple. Cromwell’s troops used the pews as timber to start a fire, and the men were burned alive, an act so terrible that some of his own men refused the order, risking a charge of mutiny. This is the second rebuilding of St. Peter’s since that infamous event.