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Irish: Droichead Átha
Coat of arms of Drogheda
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
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]

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