In May 2015, President Michael D. Higgins was conferred with the Freedom of Drogheda.
In his speech, the President said:
“Although small in size, Louth is a county with a very deep and dense history and the Boyne Valley is an area of exceptional historic richness going back thousands of years to the founding moments of human settlements on our Island.”
“Today Drogheda is home to a vibrant community who are putting a new shape to the town, its economy and society. Utilising the successive revolutions in transport and communications, they have forged all sorts of new connections, notably with the Dublin region, as well as developing new relations with cities across the Irish Sea.”
You can read the full text of the President's speech by clicking on the link below.