Drogheda, Ireland

Seaport in Louth, Ireland, on the Boyne. Here in 1152 the papal legate convened a synod. The Irish Parliament passed in 1494 the famous "Poynings Laws." The town was besieged by Cromwell in 1649 and was the scene of a massacre. It surrendered to William III after the battle of the Boyne. Saint Peter's chapel served as the cathedral of the Archbishopric of Armagh. There are ruins of the Dominican monastery (1224), and of the Augustinian abbey (1206).

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