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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.
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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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(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.
A MAN suspected of being linked to the Drogheda feud was shot last night in a brazen gun attack.
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.
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.
Damien and Frances Nugent are desolate following the callous attack on their property in Drogheda, Co Louth, just over a week ago.
THE DROGHEDA Chamber of Commerce has announced the full list of exhibitors at the forthcoming Drogheda Motorshow.
The title of Our Lady Of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, Co Louth, could be altered in a move described as "bizarre" by Labour Senator Ged Nash.