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225th Anniversary Year of the Founding of Drogheda Port

21st April 2015
225th Anniversary Year of the Founding of Drogheda Port

#DroghedaPort225th –This year celebrates the 225th anniversary of Drogheda Port Company whose origins date to 19th of April 1790 when the very first board meeting was held in the town's Tholsel.

Drogheda Port Company can trace it historical roots to be that of the oldest remaining indigenous industry in the Co. Meath town having employed more than 1,700 workers over the period.

The present day port located downriver along the Boyne remains as vital now as then in the economic well-being of the region.

The company, or commissioners as they were then titled, were established by Act of King George 111 for the 'improvement of the Port and Harbour of Drogheda, and the better regulation of the Police of said town.'

It was recognised at the time that a separate company would be the best vehicle for the future management of the commercial port and would contribute considerably to the advancement of trade and prosperity.

Published in Ports & Shipping
Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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