Drogheda

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Drogheda

Irish: Droichead Átha
Town
Lacy bridge
Lacy bridge
Coat of arms of Drogheda
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
Deus praesidium, mercatura decus  (Latin)
"God our strength, merchandise our glory"
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
CountyCounty Louth
Dáil ÉireannLouth
Highest elevation
23 m (75 ft)
Lowest elevation
1 m (3 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
30,435
Irish Grid ReferenceO088754
Websitewww.droghedaboro.ie www.drogheda.ie

Drogheda (pronounced /ˈdrɒhədə/ or /ˈdrɔːdə/) (Droichead Átha in Irish, meaning "Bridge of the Ford") is an industrial and port town in County Louth on the east coast of Ireland, 56 km (35 mi) north of Dublin. Within legally defined boundaries, Drogheda is the second largest town in Ireland, behind its county neighbour, Dundalk; however, the town's total population (including suburbs and environs) is recorded to be 35,090, five inhabitants more than Dundalk.[2]


References[change | change source]

  1. "Census 2011, Preliminary results", Table 8. Central Statistics Office Ireland
  2. "Census 2006 – Volume 1 – Population Classified by Area" (PDF). Central Statistics Office Census 2006 Reports. Central Statistics Office Ireland. April 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-17.

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