- 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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At a Parliament held by him at Drogheda two acts were passed.A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)
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The blow that had desolated Drogheda and Wexford did not need to be repeated.
Opposite this tavern lived Wycherly, with his wife, the Countess of Drogheda.The Town
Drogheda, in Ireland, taken by assault by the English, under Cromwell.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology
And to Drogheda they go for wine, for the best wine is in the cellars there.
- 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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