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
line, designed by civil engineer
Sir John MacNeill
and built during the 1850s.