16 OCTOBER 2023
I lived near Drogheda and my sister had a business in the town but she relocated to Florida and it is many years since I visited to town.
Back in 2004 a child in Drogheda, yet unknown, was set to have a lasting impact on the town by naming the new bridge at Scotch Hall. Children from primary schools across Drogheda were be asked to forward their ideas on a name for the bridge in January. I believe that the bridge was originally named the Millennium Bridge.
The De Lacy Bridge was opened in 2005 and, apart from the Boyne Railway Viaduct, is the lowest crossing point of the River Boyne. It is named after Hugh De Lacy who founded the town of Drogheda in 1194. Hugh de Lacy was one of the most powerful men in Ireland in the late 1100s
The bridge was built in conjunction with Phase 1 of the Scotch Hall shopping centre development on the south bank of the river.