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Irish: Droichead Átha
Coat of arms of Drogheda
Coat of arms
Motto(s): Deus praesidium, mercatura decus  (Latin)
"God our strength, merchandise our glory"
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Louth
Dáil Éireann Louth
Highest elevation 23 m (75 ft)
Lowest elevation 1 m (3 ft)
Population (2011)[1] 30,435
Irish Grid Reference O088754
Website www.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]

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  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. 2007. Retrieved 2007-6-17.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help); Check date values in: |access-date=, |date= (help)

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