Colp (County Meath)

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Colp
Is in the vicinity of Duleek in the county situated 2 miles from Drogheda and a probable population of just 71 people known as a hamlet. The river boyne flows through the parish. According to the bible it takes its name from Colpa which was one of the sons of milesius who drowned and got into difficulty in the river when he was trying to save his nation from early opposition probably in the 2nd century during the bronze age.
Founded by saint patrick, Hugh De Lacy founded an abbey in 1182 where he moved to Gloucester and Monmouthshire creating more Churches and monasteries along the way. Roger De Lacy was fined 20 shillins for illegally putting up a part of a church for prodestants dating back to the year 1300. The 4th commandment of the bible was broken you shall not steal and therefore he was guilliteened in the process. At the moment there is no signs of an traces of archaeology here but people can read up on evidence of that incident in (Trinity College, Ballsbridge, Dublin).


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