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Boyne Viaduct and Millmount[edit]

Moved both Boyne Viaduct and Millmount Fort to their own respective pages, i belive both sites warnt their own pages for just not their importance to the town but the country as a whole. Removed things to do as it was a advet. --Boothy443 23:21, 28 Dec 2004 (UTC)fuck me fuck me hard

Edits[edit]

I am planning on adding more on the history of town, attractions, and such, so just bare with me, if you want to add things feel free, and I'll incorporate them into the edits that i have that are ongoing, hopefully i can expand this out a bit more. Feel free to comment or contact me. --User:Boothy443 | comhrÚ 20:01, 1 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Pronunciation Guide[edit]

Do you think it would be a good idea to include an indication of how the town's name is pronounced? I've never heard anyone outside of Ireland (with the sole exception of Bill Clinton) pronounce it remotely correctly.

Yes please, do add pronunciation guide -- the best is an audio file if you've got a microphone on your computer. --stochata 20:46, 18 July 2005 (UTC)come in my ass
No, the best is IPA. Why does the English wikipedia seem to be allergic to including it? BTW I'm not from Drogheda but I always pronounce it that way, as two syllables. Don't know why :-) --Dub8lad1 00:56, 4 August 2006 (UTC)
Hou can you get two syllables when it is clearly three! Is Leinster really that anglicised? --Red King 22:51, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

contradictory[edit]

The last census put Dundalk as Ireland's largest town. Previous to that it was Drogheda. The difference is never more than 1000. They are both virtually the same size

How is Drogheda Ireland's largest town, when Dundalk is said to have a larger population? Also, one iteam says 31,200, and another 30,000. Make up your mind!

Dundalk is a city not a town!!!--213.202.158.49 (talk) 06:13, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

Steve Staunton a Drogheda inhabitant? erm....no

On the first part you are half right. While dundalk is bigger in pouplation then Drogheda, the difference is that while Dundalk is a town, Drogheda is technicaly a borough. I belive that it status among the boroughs in the country put it in first, but being that i dont have the current pouplation figures in front of me, i cant say for sure, if anything it at least in the top three.

Second while i cant say if Staunton currently live in drogheda or the Surrounding area, i dont know, he was born their. Will make appropae changes to the section heading. --Boothy443 | trácht ar 06:21, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

Question: Is the quoted population that of population living inside the town borough or are the significant populations living just outside the borough boundary in Meath and Louth included in the count. In the article on Leinster the population of Drogheda is listed as 37,601. Highlands16 14:37, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

What does the census say?[edit]

The census is the only official measure of population. Wikipedia can't have 'should be's, 'by right's, 'we was robbed' or any other personal opinion. It has to be the legal population ffigure as decided by the census. Can someone please find out what it is and put it in the info box. Then check all the various references to Drogheda (such as Ireland#Demographics) and record the official figure. --Red King 22:48, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

Ottoman humanitary aid during the Great Famine[edit]

"During the Great Famine, in 1847 the Ottoman Empire wished to donate Ireland 10,000 pounds on behalf of humanity, but Queen Victoria would let only 1000 English pounds to be given as a healing. So, the Ottoman padishah of the time, Abdülmecid (abdeulmedgid), sent 5 freighter ships (filled with bulk for the Irish) to Britain from Istanbul. In response to Queen Victoria's preventing the ships to dock in English ports, the five ships disembarked their loads in the first Irish port possible, Drogheda." gheda. A turkish blog describing the event and also a meeting between a christian priest and the sultan a letter is also provided from the priest who talked about his meeting with the sultan. http://www.yursil.com/blog/2007/11/ottoman-aid-to-the-irish/


Klael 15:31, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

Even if any reference to this can be found, this is NOT the reason Drogheda has the star and cresent on its coat of arms. I have removed this sentence and renamed the section using the header listed here "Ottoman humanitary aid during the Great Famine" Bailzebub (talk) 18:10, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

I have no idea whether or not the Sultan Abdul Medgid sent aid to ireland or not. (1, 2, 3 or 5 everyone has a differen number) But that is NOT the origin of the the Star & Cresent emblem. The Civic Arms are medieval in origin. The star and crescent are the personal royal seal of King John, who gave the town its charter. The gate is St. Lawrence's Gate, a Norman building that still stands in the town. The ship represents the town's status as a major trading port, while the three lions (or leopards) represent the House of Plantagenet. The source is http://www.ngw.nl/int/ier/d/drogheda.htm. Jalipa —Preceding unsigned comment added by 57.67.164.37 (talk) 12:00, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

URBAN MYTH!This has all the hallmarks of an urban myth and should be removed. The citation is in Turkish and has version of the story from an article on a football match. There is no appearance of this alleged incident in any history in the famine.77.251.125.7 (talk) 13:53, 11 February 2008 (UTC)


This is absolute nonsense, there is no relation between the town's coat of arms ('flag of Drogheda') and the Ottoman Empire's donations to Ireland during the Famine. I'm removing the erroneous paragraph from the introduction. As stated above, the civic arms are of medieval origin and predate the Famine by some 600-700 years.88.109.15.111 (talk) 19:02, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

Drogheda United F.C. has a sister F.C. in Turkey TrabzonSpor please check the reason from http://www.claretandblueclub.com/overseas.html . The Ottoman aid is a well known historical fact which is included in both Ottoman and British archives. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.100.252.185 (talk) 12:18, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

The question of Turkish aid has absolutely no bearing, one way or the other, on the town's star and crescent emblem. Drogheda, like Portsmouth, had the emblem for hundreds of years before the famine. It doesn't matter if the entire Turkish fleet docked in Drogheda in 1847, because the town had already had the star and crescent emblem for centuries at that point! Arguing that the town has the star and crescent emblem because of a Turkish cargo ship once docked there is like arguing that Lawrence's Gate was buit in imitation of the town's coat of arms - the Gate, like the star and crescent emblem, came first. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.71.33.27 (talk) 16:10, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

Despite some calling it an "absolute nonsense", this is indeed the version told by the Irish Preseident Mary McAleese to Turkish President Abdullah Gul during her visit on 23 March 2010. You can find several accounts in daily newspapers. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 146.48.86.65 (talk) 15:17, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

And she has now accepted that it is bollocks http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2010/0325/1224267012277.html —Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.97.166.36 (talk) 12:00, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

Noted Natives[edit]

Okay people, stop adding every thomas, richard and harold that was born in Lourdes. It is the main maternity unit in the NE. Should Tommy Tiernan, Dylan Moran and Hector all be added? Just because they were born here does not mean they are Drogheda men. If you can prove than Pierce spent a substantial portion of his life in drogheda then I will stop removing it. Johnny-Carmello

I'm with Johnny here- Removed Staunton and Brosnan. Staunton has never lived in the town and I doubt that Brosnan ever did. Just because the Lourdes Hospital is located in the town doesn't mean that all those born there are "from" Drogheda. Downunda 05:13, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

I would have to disagree because Pierce's heritage is in Drogheda, unlike some other people e.g. Keanu Reeves was born in Beirut, Eddie Izzard was born in Aden, and Bruce Willis was born in Idar-Oberstein. I wouldn't say they are of these nationalities because they were born there but only if it is their cultural heritage which it isn't for the previously mentioned. However, correct me if I am wrong, does Pierce's heritage lie in Drogheda? Since I am outnumbered, I guess I will have to stick with "no".

I'm not sure though if Brosnan or any of his family actually lived in Drogheda or its immediate surrounds. He definitely has some Navan links as I recall he was made a "Freeman" of Navan (or something similar). He has some very Irish traits (sense of humour being one) but I don't know if any of this can be linked to Drogheda. I am open to correction though Downunda 04:36, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

Noone should deny the fact that Ottomans have arrived Drogheda with 5 ships and brought food. There are documents of proof for this. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.156.209.248 (talk) 14:38, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

How do you know that Danes have founded it?[edit]

what are the sources? --Comanche cph 23:34, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

The Danes founded nearly every town on the east coast.It's fairly safe to say they did. Dermo69

Cogar, inis dom...[edit]

Cad é an scéal mar gheall ar an t-ainm ar Dhroichead Átha, 'Pontana'? Cén saghas foinse focail atá i gceist? El Gringo 20:45, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

Cheapam go bhfuil freagra agat má iarrfaidh tú an ceisteann as béarla, mo chara. Pride in our heritage is fine but for practical reasons English helps a lot! Géaltóirs are few and far between. --10:29, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Non comprende mate —Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.71.33.27 (talk) 16:12, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

Drogheda for Kids[edit]

Drogheda for KidsJust wondering if anyone would be opposed to adding a link? The website is designed to help families moving into the area. There are links to activities, education and a community forum (soon-to-be). If you're intersted in seeing preliminary ideas for the site pls. look @ http://www.zyworld.com/kcirelandkids/

noted natives[edit]

Is not Pierce Brosnan born and/or raised here? --Sobreira 22:40, 22 December 2006 (UTC) Sorry, I did not read those previous statement of removing Brosnan. I was not pretending to start again a discussion on it, but in any case of having doubts, we can start another third level headline on "related people", as the article of Brosnan directs here and it is a bit surprising not finding him here. --Sobreira 22:50, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

Better to get rid of this section altogether.

Brosnan has nothing to do with Drogheda. He is from Navan. Who on earth keeps putting his name back in? 137.191.234.98 (talk) 15:28, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

How is it pronounced[edit]

Members of my family who come from Drogheda refer to the town as DRAWDAH. Is this correct? Almost everyone else pronounces it as DROCKEDA. Arcturus 22:56, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

"Drawdah" is very much the colloquial pronounciation. "Draw-head-da" i believe is the correct form. I note the IPA pronunciation on this page is incorrect, if someone has the know-how as to hot to fix this...Downunda 23:55, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

I think Drogheda should be 'merged' with Drogheda United. BigMacintosh

I disagree, Drogheda United is notable enough to deserve its own page. Cleaned up perhaps with regards to this page, i'm sure there is more about sport in drogheda than merely the drogs Johnny-Carmello 16:40, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

The Draw-dah pronunciation is, as Downunda states, very much colloquial. Irish people other than Drogheda natives tend to pronounce it Droh-eh-da. The English tend to pronounce it Drock-eda, not knowing quite how to handle the silent 'g'. --Osullibhean (talk) 19:09, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

Speaking of Down Under: Drogheda has received a lot of attention in Australia in the past fortnight, in the wake of the rape and murder of Jill Meagher in Melbourne. But almost 100% of the newsreaders and reporters get the pronunciation completely wrong. They say something like "drog-HEED-uh", with the accent squarely on the 2nd syllable, when it actually belongs on the first syllable. Some roving reporters have even gone to Drogheda to report on the Requiem Mass held there for Jill, and still can't get the pronunciation remotely correct. Shameful. -- Jack of Oz [Talk] 22:14, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

Drogheda is still in Meath and Louth?[edit]

This article repeats what appears, to me, to be a common myth: that Drogheda is still in two counties. Does anybody have a reference for this? As far as I am aware both sides of Drogheda united as early as 1412 to create a unified corporation and the Local Government (Ireland) Act 1898 ensured that all of Drogheda was moved into Louth. Does anybody have a reference supporting the continued existence of the two county division? Thanks. 89.100.195.42 00:10, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

The opening line states the situ clearly and precisely:

"an industrial and port town in County Louth (on the county line with Meath) "

Judging by your other wiki contributions, I wonder if your query is in good faith or if you are just trolling...Downunda 04:19, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

'Clearly and precisely'? This article says: 'so when the National Census was completed only the Louth section was gave as the population of Drogheda, truly the population within a 7km radius of the town centre stands above 50,000.' So if there was a 'Louth section' of Drogheda that implies, to me, that there are other sections of the town. And if you are including a 7km radius as being the town, as this article is doing, then this article is definitely implying that Drogheda is in both counties. Judging by your above understanding of the English language I wonder is this some idiosyncratic Lenten campaign to inflict involvement in a literary outlet like wikipedia on your own leisure time? 89.100.195.42 00:45, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

The article makes sense. Drogheda is in Louth although parts of Meath are within a 7km radius of the town. Can't you limit your personal attacks to the British whom he seem to enjoy taunting? Downunda 01:11, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

My official address, on the register, is Drogheda, CO. MeathJohnny-Carmello 23:04, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

I know people in Monasterboice and Clogherhead include "Drogheda" on their address as it speeds up mail deliery. Johnny, do you live in the town or a surrounding village/area that might also benefit (ie with quicker post) from having the town on their address? Downunda 05:44, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

in town Johnny-Carmello 00:55, 7 April 2007 (UTC)


I live in drogheda. The government tells me im in meath, so i have no reason to doubt them. Johnny-Carmello 20:18, 17 June 2007 (UTC)


  • I live in Drogheda but I'm in Meath and live in Meath. If u keep on saying that Drogheda isn't in Meath/Louth I will form a rally outside wikipeadia HQ and vandalise all pages I come across!!!.Secondly Drogheda is big enough to be a city.50,000 is the official

pop but is probably 75,000+

These things are often not clear-cut. Bray has a section in County Dublin, which, so far as I know is still included in the town population. Apart from an annoying habit of Wicklow County Council of putting their "Welcome to Wicklow" signs about a kilometer inside Dublin (Dún Laoghaire doesn't bother with the welcomes) there seems little problem with the notion of Bray having a population straddling both counties. (Sarah777 (talk) 00:26, 26 December 2007 (UTC))
For postal reasons/ease of recognition some places are referred to as 'Drogheda' but in the strict sense are not in Drogheda. My polling card is addressed Laytown, Drogheda but you could in no way argue that Laytown is in Drogheda. As far as I can see this is for postal reasons. The official line, as far as I know, is that Drogheda is a town in county Louth. I know there was war back in the 60s/70s when Drogheda Borough was extended at the expense of Meath (this is how it is referred to in the official records of the Dail debates at the time). From this it would seem that the government didn't see it was feasible to have the town in two counties.So I propose we should stick to the facts as they are. Find out where the actual town boundary is (is the Ordinanace Survey the official record??) and we call that Drogheda. I have no objection to then stating that it is on the border and nearby towns are ... (a section that has just been added I see), or the Greater Drogheda Area (which incorporates nearby villages in both Louth and Meath)...etc - which would be more factually correct. Just because the area is part of the urban sprawl spreading out from town centre of Drogheda is not a justifiable reason to call it all Drogheda. Soon enough all the surrounding villages will be 'Drogheda' and then who knows what we are going to call it when Drogheda and Balbriggan merge in the future.89.100.145.130 (talk) 21:48, 4 January 2008 (UTC)
"Just because the area is part of the urban sprawl spreading out from town centre of Drogheda is not a justifiable reason to call it all Drogheda." Rightly or wrongly that's the way it works. Dublin today is composed of dozens of places that were once separate towns and villages. Being in a different county had tended to slow down the process a bit; Lucan was "absorbed" easily and is just another large suburb; Leixlip in County Kildare is holding out but what does it mean? As is the case with Bray if a stranger asks "where are you from" half the population will reply Dublin; "What part of Dublin?" - Bray! So if Drogheda physically absorbs Laytown etc they will become part of it. When Balbriggan and Drogheda merge? Looking at the UK they will come to be regarded as parts of the bigger entity; so unless Balbriggan grows explosively it will one day be a part of South Drogheda. (Or maybe by then they'll both be parts of Dublin, in which case, ironically they'd keep their separate identities in the Tallaght/Clondalkin sense!! But I guess we are looking a wee bit far ahead. Sarah777 (talk) 05:14, 6 January 2008 (UTC)
There is a legal border between Louth and Meath, in age ole times the river Boyne divided the two, but for to administrative ease, the Meath boundary was extended southwards to the outskirts of town. However due to the expansion for the town, the towns residential estates started overflowing into Meath. It makes sense to further extend this border to deal with this, but such a move would cause significant protests from some, who consider the Meath address to be more appealing to them, as such the boundary remains where it has been for decades, in some cases it runs straight through the middle of estates -eg Rosevale. For those living on the Dublin Road, the boundary line is the small stream that flows at the back of the Boyne Valley hotel and crossed the Dublin rd at the hotels entrance, so if you live South of the Hotels entrance you are in Meath, and if you live Drogheda side of the entrance you are in Louth, but some estates entrances are in Louth but the estates can overflow into Meath. Technically speaking the 'Drogheda' estates that are in Meath are not officially part of the town and have no voting rights or local services. They are considered by the residents to be Drogheda houses, but they are not de-jure Drogheda homes. As such, Drogheda is a 'Louth' town , whose suburbs and housing estates overlap into Meath. So Drogheda council and Meath Council often meet repairing roads in the same estates, it's a crazy situation, but that is where it is at.
In conclusion, no part of Drogheda is in Meath, however strongly the residents wish it and may include it on the postal addresses, as do the government to ease postal delivery.Tommyxx (talk) 10:12, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, but the stream does not cross the Dublin Road at the hotel's entrance, but between 0.5 and 0.7km further south. You are right, though, in stating that it forms the county boundary. --Osullibhean (talk) 07:46, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Rating Articles[edit]

I've upgraded this from "start" to "b" (the next highest). Irish Wiki ratings seem to be a bit hit and miss (usually miss!) - but reading the definitions of the ratings this must be more than a "start". Bad and all as it is! A town the size of Drogheda, with such history, must have the potential to make a GOOD article. So get to work! (Sarah777 23:04, 7 July 2007 (UTC))

merger involving Neighborhoods[edit]

In general, neighborhoods have a tough time passing notability criteria and often end up on WP:PROD or WP:AFD. My suggestion is to merge several articles into Drogheda, perhaps into the Drogheda#Drogheda today section (as indicated in the article). The articles covered by this suggestion are:

--User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 16:59, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

I don't think so there not neighborhoods, there ares outside of drogheda not quite part of it and no a town/village/city in it's own rite.So i think it's best to leave it alone. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Markreidyhp (talkcontribs) 20:06, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

In defence of Colp, it was quite a significant ecclesiastical settlement in late medieval Ireland (although not a word about it in the article). But generally, I think your point is sound, even if it would inspire all sorts of internal imperialism with, for instance, all the great things about Drogheda attributed to the Meath section and all the crap things attributed to the Louth section (there being more Meath people, and therefore more people to rob anything worth robbing in Louth- how (ahem) familiar!). 86.42.119.12 (talk) 17:12, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

The townland/parish is actually spelled Colpe. I don't see why neighbouring areas such as Colpe shouldn't be included with the general article on Drogheda, provided that they don't become free online advertising for yet another one of those hideous commercial developments. The Drogheda article was previously defaced with advertising for Scotch Hall shopping centre eyesore, and I see the Colpe section is starting to read like a brochure from the agents handling the Grange Rath development. --Osullibhean (talk) 19:21, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

Nearby towns section[edit]

I have created the new section Drogheda#Nearby towns as a subsection of Drogheda#Points of interest to collect article cross-references from the PROD-nominated Articles relating to Drogheda. I would suggest adding more distance-direction information to the list. --User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 17:25, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

Town Size[edit]

see: Talk:Dundalk#Town_Size --Boothy443 | trácht ar 21:21, 5 March 2008 (UTC)


Drogheda in Meath or Louth: Mark II[edit]

The earlier discussion has got a bit long. However, the conclusion from User:Tommyxx that 'no part of Drogheda in Meath' appears to be disputed by this article from The Irish Times on 19 June 2008. This implies, very clearly, that south Drogheda is still in Meath. Could somebody please clarify this once and for all: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2008/0619/1213810561093.html Captain Fearnought (talk) 17:41, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

The southern boundary of Louth ends at the housing estates Five Oaks and Stameen. On Google Maps[1] you can just about make out the stream that forms the border between the two counties - running south of Silverstream Avenue (the tall trees) and south of Five Oaks / Five Oaks Village. Those living north of this line pay more for their car insurance than those living just south of it, solely because the former are in County Louth, and the latter in County Meath. --Osullibhean (talk) 19:05, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

Long lists of people and places[edit]

I have removed a number of long lists of people and venues that are probably not notable except in Drogheda.

  • Regarding people, a good rule of thumb is - does this person already have a wikipedia article? Because if not, he/she is probably not notable.
  • Regarding venues, wikipedia is not a tourist guide. It is impossible to say which venue should be list and which should not, again until they have their own article like the Point Theatre in Dublin.
  • Of course the easy way to get round this is to write articles, but they have to be supported by plenty of notable external sources if they are to be allowed to stand.

--Red King (talk) 13:53, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

The next best thing is a reference (such as a book review or exhibition commentary) from a national newspaper. --Red King (talk) 22:34, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Mother Mary Martin[edit]

A February 2009 article states that "Plans are afoot to erect a statue in Drogheda to Mother Mary Martin, the founder of the Medical Missionaries of Mary."[2] There is a 1987 Irish stamp of a Mother Mary Martin - see List of people on stamps of Ireland. It would be a good thing for someone to look into this further and incorporate the info into this article.--User:Brenont (talk) 19:58, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Town Arms[edit]

This section either needs a total revamp or to be totally thrown out as their are some serious issues here. First off their is nothing in the citations that have anything to do with proving that their was Ottoman influence in the coat of arms of the town. The first 2 citations point to the wikipedia article for the Ottoman Empire and Turkey and infer that because the both used a star and crescent as their symbols and that their is a star and crescent in the town crest their is some kind of influence. Last i looked the positions are different between the 2, and if i am going to use a visual connection i could say South Carolina was partially founded by the Turks as it has a crescent in their flag. The next 2 citations are just as bad, http://www.bookrags.com/wiki/Drogheda#Ottoman_humanitary_aid_during_the_Great_Famine is a mirror of this article, and http://www.yursil.com/blog/2007/11/ottoman-aid-to-the-irish/ cites this article as it's source for making the same claim as the article does, so neither one of the citations are valid. On top of it the section for the Osmanli Traveller log seems to have nothing to do with the town crest other then to further the story of famine and Turks and the crest. The story it's self seems to be perpetrated by football, in being that Drogheda United use the star and crescent in their emblem and share colours with Turkish football club Trabzonspor, even the united supports club, The Claret and Blue, has went so far as to promote this on their website, http://www.claretandblueclub.com/overseas.html , and i would not be surprised if they got their information from this site. Through all of this i have yet to see anything that said, beaus of the people of turkey or due to the actions of the ottoman empire the people of Drogheda added the star and Crescent to there town arms. and what gets me is strangely enough the star and crescent is very similar, even more so the the Turkish version, to the star and crescent that is present in the coat of arms of Portsmouth, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Arms-portsmouth.jpg, which has it's origins from King Richard I and the crusades. Either way until their is some kind of definitive proof that their is some kind of ottoman influence in the arms, that an be accurately sourced, or that their is a source for where it came from, http://www.ngw.nl/int/ier/d/drogheda.htm states that it some from the seal of King John who gave the town it's charter, the section should be removed. Also the discussion should be followed across to the united page as well as it suffers from the same issue. --Boothy443 | trácht ar 10:44, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

It's an urban legend that just won't die. Despite being debunked time and time again. [3] [4]. I guess it's just a good story, and it could be included but with the proviso that it is oft repeated but fictional. Fribbler (talk) 14:14, 11 November 2009 (UTC)
Agree, it's something that needs to be put to rest. And have no problem with the addition of the attribute of the story, with the caveat that it is mentioned to be fictional or in that sense, as it has been used by groups in the community to boost ties to Turkey. However do think that a stronger source is need to flesh out where the exact origins of the star and crescent come from, and i just don't think that the ngw.nl one is strong enough to go on, their are some issues i have found with that one as well. --Boothy443 | trácht ar 21:33, 11 November 2009 (UTC)
The tourist office (a state body) says the story is a myth in my link above (nr. 3), and that would likely be a better source than the heraldry site. I'll try to find a wordier source in the morning. Fribbler (talk) 02:05, 12 November 2009 (UTC)
Excellent, the tourist board link would work well with the myth relation part. If you can find anything that would be great, doesn't even have to be from the net, a book or something like that would work just as well. --Boothy443 | trácht ar 02:21, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

The Cromwell quote is misleading[edit]

The Cromwell quote is misleading as he is not talking about the defenders in general (of which a far higher percentage were killed) but those who retreated to a specific tower and then continued the fight, while those in another tower who did not, merited different treatment. The full quote is:

The next day, the other two Towers were summoned; in one of which was about six or seven score: but they refused to yield themselves: and we knowing that hunger must compel them, set only good guards to secure them from running away until their stomachs were come down. From one of the said Towers, notwithstanding their condition, they killed and wounded some of our men. When they submitted, their officers were knocked on the head; and every tenth man of the soldiers killed; and the rest shipped for the Barbadoes. The soldiers in the other Tower were all spared, as to their lives only; and shipped likewise for the Barbadoes.

I think the quote should go or a different one should be used eg "I forbade them to spare any that were in arms in the Town: and, I think, that night they put to the sword about 2,000 men [out of a total of about 3,0000 mentioned elsewhere in the same account]" In other words 2 in 3 not 1 in 10 were killed. NB the total is in a Post Script, the defendants in Drogheda by Cromwell's estimate consisted of: 400 + 2,000 + 200 + 200 infantry and 200 cavalry. -- PBS (talk) 23:55, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

File:Drogheda Montage January 2012.jpg Nominated for Deletion[edit]

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Shopping[edit]

Is this section really needed? Neighbouring towns Navan and Dundalk don't have a similar section, even though they too have their quota of shopping centres. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nollaig63 (talkcontribs) 10:09, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

accent/pronunciation[edit]

Anybody against me adding a section with references regarding the Drogheda accent? 195.162.87.201 (talk) 15:21, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

Yes. I think it would be an invitation for smart-arsery across the project. If you have properly sourced info on regional accents, try Regional accents of English. RashersTierney (talk) 13:53, 12 December 2013 (UTC)
Hmm, the Drogheda accent is fairly unique in Ireland due to it's Non-Rhoticity, It's an important and interesting missing component of the article. 195.162.87.201 (talk) 13:58, 12 December 2013 (UTC)
If you are serious about this, then start at the article indicated. The Irish section, North or South, still doesn't have a single reference. It could, perhaps, then be linked. RashersTierney (talk) 14:14, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

Copyright violation[edit]

Over the past few months the article has been heavily edited by Glen2014. Unfortunately significant parts of the changes were copyright violations, see for example here. That's not the only example; paragraphs from multiple sources seem to have been copy-pasted: [5][6] Much of the other changes is not based on reliable independent sources and of dubious worth, for example the entire "Culture" section. Thus I will revert major parts of the article back to its June 1 state, which predates the copyright issues. We may have to actually revision delete the infringing content from the article history. Huon (talk) 17:06, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

Good luck in communicating with him, his only TP edits are either removing comments from his or adding to the tp box on articles. Murry1975 (talk) 17:31, 3 October 2014 (UTC)
Huon, have any of his other additions on wiki been checked yet? Murry1975 (talk) 17:36, 3 October 2014 (UTC)
Some people are in the process of doing so, and what they found so far indicates a larger problem. Mentioned were Drogheda railway station and Drogheda Borough District; I haven't looked at those yet. Huon (talk) 17:40, 3 October 2014 (UTC)