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 (drô′ĭ-də, drŏ′hĭ-)
A town of eastern Ireland on the Boyne River. Oliver Cromwell's army stormed the town during his military campaign in Ireland in 1649 and massacred the defenders.


(Placename) 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)


(ˈdrɔ ɪ də)

a seaport in the E Republic of Ireland, on the Boyne River: captured by Cromwell in 1649. 23,173.
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Noun1.Drogheda - in 1649 the place was captured by Oliver Cromwell, who massacred the Catholic inhabitantsDrogheda - in 1649 the place was captured by Oliver Cromwell, who massacred the Catholic inhabitants
English Civil War - civil war in England between the Parliamentarians and the Royalists under Charles I; 1644-1648
Emerald Isle, Hibernia, Ireland - an island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
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I had heard of Oliver Cromwell taking Drogheda, in Ireland, and killing man, woman, and child; and I had read of Count Tilly sacking the city of Magdeburg and cutting the throats of twenty-two thousand of all sexes; but I never had an idea of the thing itself before, nor is it possible to describe it, or the horror that was upon our minds at hearing it.
Despite a population of almost 70,000 people in the Greater Drogheda area, it warrants no mention in the National Planning Framework which will determine development nationwide until 2040.
BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, today celebrated the 50th anniversary of its plant opening in Drogheda, Co Louth, with an announcement of a 16 million ($22 million) investment in new equipment to expand its production of BD PosiFlush syringes and create up to 20 additional jobs in Drogheda.
PAT FENLON reckons Drogheda could be the latest Irish outfit to spring a shock result in Europe to set up a date with his Hibs side.
Shahzad Hussain, 31, from Fitzwilliam Court, appeared at a special sitting of Drogheda District Court yesterday afternoon.
A total of 250 workers--the same number as took the "sick day"--will lose their jobs when production is transferred from the Irish border town of Drogheda to newer plants in Ballina, County Mayo, and Athy, County Kildare.
DROGHEDA UNITED can take command of Group One of the Setanta Sports Cup by beating Cork City tonight.
BOHEMIANS ace Colin Hawkins says that Drogheda United have turned from basement battlers into genuine title contenders.
SLIGO ROVERS arrive in Drogheda tonight looking for a point to secure their Premier Division safety - but boss Gerard Lyttle wants three.
THE DROGHEDA Chamber of Commerce has announced the full list of exhibitors at the forthcoming Drogheda Motorshow.
DROGHEDA completed their first double success of the season as they defeated Finn Harps in last night's re-arranged League of Ireland Premier Division clash between the already relegated bottom two at Finn Park.
PLANS to extend the Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda appear to have stalled.