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Collon was previously a manorial village of the Foster family from nearby Oriel Temple - now the Cistercian Abbey of New Mellifont where visitors are welcome during the daylight hours.
The village architecture is of the late 18th century and consists of two rows of two storey estate houses with a grassy market place in the upper end. On the north-eastern corner of the crossroads stands Collon House built c1740 by the chief baron Anthony Foster with a later 18th century addition.
Collon is close to the town of Drogheda and to numerous local championship golf courses.