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At the meeting it was resolved that the town should be held and four regiments were chosen for its defence.
The garrison was composed of both English Royalists and Irish Confederate troops under Aston, with a total strength of about 2,550.
In a letter to William Lenthall, Speaker of the English House of Commons, written shortly after the storming of the town, Cromwell explained why he did not fully invest the town—an action that would have left his divided command vulnerable to an attack by a relieving force and a simultaneous sortie by the garrison—but rather concentrated his troops on the south side of Drogheda for a swift assault.
The officers and soldiers of this Garrison were the flower of their Army.
The outcome of the siege and the extent to which civilians were targeted is a significant topic of debate among historians.
Since 1642, most of Ireland had been under the control of the Irish Catholic Confederation, who had taken much of the country in the aftermath of the 1641 Irish rebellion.
On 23 August, the Royalists held a council of war at Drogheda.
Double bed room with own private large ensuite bathroom and own private living-room.
'Mad' Mary Mc Ardle returns to Drogheda after a short spell in prison - for something she'd rather forget. Her best friend, Charlene, is about to get married and Mary is to be her maid of honour.
When Charlene refuses Mary a 'plus one' on the grounds that she probably couldn't find a date, Mary becomes determined to prove her wrong.
Close to the town center and hospital (15 minute walk).
The Siege of Drogheda took place on 3–11 September 1649, at the outset of the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland.