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St Peter's Church of Ireland

St Peters Church of Ireland stands on the site of the earliest church in Drogheda, established in the 12th century. It was sacked in 1649 by Cromwells troops who set fire to it, killing many citizens who had taken refuge in its wooden steeple. It was part

Within the churchyard of St. Peter's can be found many interesting and varied funerary monuments. Of these, perhaps the most interesting and visited is a "cadaver stone" taken from the tomb of Sir Edmond Goldyng and his wife Elizabeth Fleming. It is built

A fine tombstone also stands over the grave of John Duggan, a Drogheda man who as a private in the 17th Lancers fought in the Crimean campaign. He was a survivor of the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava and the battles of Alma and Sevastopol. Dugga

Location & Information

Location: , Peter Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth