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ID: 7006967
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Drogheda (inhabited place)  Drogheda (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 53 43 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 53.7167  decimal degrees
Long: 006 21 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -6.3500  decimal degrees

Note: The seaport is situated on the Boyne River, near its mouth on the Irish Sea, in the county of Louth in northeastern Ireland. It was a Danish stronghold from the 8th to the 11th century. It was taken for England by the Anglo-Normans in 1170. The Irish princes of Leinster and Ulster submitted to Richard II here in 1394. Oliver Cromwell stormed the town and massacred the population in 1649. Among its ancient and medieval remains are the St. Lawrence Gate and the West Gate of the old fortifications, the tower of a Dominican friary founded 1224, the arch of an Augustinian abbey founded 1206, and St. Peter's Church, which holds a shrine, containing the embalmed head of the archbishop of Armagh, St. Oliver Plunket, who was martyred in London in 1681. The seaport is a center for salmon fishing on the River Boyne and ships out coal and agricultural products. Its estimated 2003 population was 28,3000.

Names:
Drogheda (preferred,C,V,English,U,N)
Droichead Átha (C,V,Irish Gaelic,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Ireland (nation)  ........  Ireland (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Leinster (province)  ............  Leinster (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Louth (county)  ................  Louth (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Drogheda (inhabited place)  ....................  Drogheda (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was important early center
city (C)
port (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Drogheda..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Blue Guide: Ireland (1989) 47
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 3 Oct. 2003 3
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 58
Droichead Átha..........  [VP]
.............................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 253
.............................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) "Drogheda," accessed 3 Oct. 2003
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Blue Guide: Ireland (1989) 47
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 253
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 3 Oct. 2003 3 ; "Drogheda," accessed 3 Oct. 2003
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 58
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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