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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.
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(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)
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Drog•he•da(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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|Noun||1.||Drogheda - 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
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