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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.
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Drogheda United 1 Derry City 1 CLIFF BYRNE banged in the goal that earned Derry a point and left Drogheda in despair.
PHILLY HUGHES last night joined Drogheda United - with new Boynesiders boss Robbie Horgan insisting he would fit right in at Hunky Dory's Park.
The 26-year-old was detained in Drogheda, Co Louth, over a gun attack in the town last night.
M SHLINGERMANN Mf 6 MADE one decent save from Iarfhalith Davoren but could do little about Sligo's three goals, all of which were top class bS MICK DALY Sphg 6 SOLID display, particularly in the firsthalf when Drogheda got a foothold in the game but Sligo exposed him in the dying stages D PRENDERGAST HDt 7 HEROIC stuff from the Drogs skipper, only to tarnish his evening with a sending-off late on after protesting Danny North's second goal a ALAN MCNALLY Sd 6 Dw SOLID stuff until the dying stages when Drogheda's rearguard was leaking like a sieve.
Drogheda Utd 1 Sligo Rovers 1 SLIGO'S hopes of retaining their league crown are hanging by a thread after dropping two precious points last night.
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.