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  1. a seaport in the NE Republic of Ireland, near the mouth of the Boyne River: the town was captured by Cromwell in 1649 and its garrisons as well as many male inhabitants put to the sword.
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  1. a port in NE Republic of Ireland, in Co Louth near the mouth of the River Boyne: captured by Cromwell in 1649 and its inhabitants massacred. Pop: 31 020 (2002)
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