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Prospect of the Town of Drogheda

Prospect of the Town of Drogheda

Artist: [Thomas Philips]

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1680

Shelfmark: Ktop LIV

Item number: 38

Length: 50.8

Width: 99

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

Drogheda is situated 28 miles north of Dublin on the River Boyne and was an important trading centre being situated between the provinces of Leinster and Ulster. Drogheda takes its name from the Irish ‘Droichead Átha’ which translates as ‘bridge of the ford’. It is one of Ireland’s oldest towns being founded in the tenth century by the Danes. The town was at one time a fortified city; the total enclosed area was 113 acres. Some parts of the walls can be seen in this drawing.

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