Drogheda

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Dro·ghe·da

 (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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Drogheda

(ˈdrɔɪɪdə)
n
(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)

n.
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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