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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How to use Drogheda in a sentence
At the end of the month Drogheda fell and Inchiquin advanced to besiege Dundalk.Monk | Julian Corbett
Drogheda, according to one authority, was formerly called Tredagh, and originally Imbbar Colpa.
A sepulchral cairn of stone, known as the Mill Mount, appears to have been the ancient citadel of Drogheda.
Near Drogheda is Monasterboice, a collection of celebrated ecclesiastical ruins.
The only localities largely identified with fruit culture as an industry are the Drogheda district and the Armagh district.
British Dictionary definitions for Drogheda
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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