View Full Version : North Quay, Drogheda

Paul Pless
09-25-2013, 08:32 AM

Paul Pless
09-25-2013, 08:34 AM

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).


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."


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!