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Paul Pless
09-25-2013, 08:32 AM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8041/7928270882_fa67bf759b_o.jpg

Paul Pless
09-25-2013, 08:34 AM
http://viewdrogheda.ie/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/the-quay-lr.jpg

AndyG
09-25-2013, 07:52 PM
When was the OP photo taken?

Here's google's version (https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=north+quay+drogheda&hl=en&ll=53.713771,-6.34903&spn=0.002235,0.00471&sll=57.746995,-4.687341&sspn=8.264834,19.291992&t=h&hnear=N+Quay,+Drogheda,+County+Louth,+Ireland&z=18&layer=c&cbll=53.713733,-6.349153&panoid=k3lVLCBI-F77LLqgLEgESQ&cbp=12,41.58,,0,-4.92).

Andy

Chip-skiff
09-25-2013, 10:19 PM
An ill-famed city. Oliver Cromwell's troops slaughtered 4000 Irish Catholics and English Royalists (including many women and children) there, in 1649, which he defended by saying:

"I am persuaded that this is a righteous judgement of God on these barbarous wretches, who have imbrued their hands with so much innocent blood; and that it will tend to prevent the effusion of blood for the future, which are satisfactory grounds for such actions which cannot otherwise but work remorse and regret."

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b8/Massacre_at_Drogheda.jpeg/442px-Massacre_at_Drogheda.jpeg

Mad Scientist
09-26-2013, 07:04 PM
At first, I couldn't believe that the present-day photo (#2) was actually taken in Ireland...but, after a second look, I saw incontrovertible evidence that it was!
To wit: the red car in front of the Drogheda Resource Centre and the black vehicle at the extreme right of the photo are parked facing oncoming traffic. A dead giveaway!

Tom