Drogheda is an industrial and port town 26 miles north of Dublin, on the east coast of Ireland. The town is increasingly populated by commuters working in Dublin.

Population: 31,020 (2002 census).

It has certain historical interest:

  • Located close to the site of Newgrange, a burial mound constructed around 3200 BC
  • Founded in 911 by the Danes
  • Invaded by Oliver Cromwell in September 1649, Drogheda was the site of an infamous massacre of the Catholic defenders
  • Battle of the Boyne, 1690

A notable landmark is the Boyne Viaduct, a 98ft high railway bridge carrying the main Dublin to Belfast line, designed by civil engineer Sir John MacNeill and built during the 1850s.

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