Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

21.31 15 Mar 2019


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Firefighters in Co Louth have been battling a massive blaze in Drogheda this evening.

They've been working for several hours to bring the fire at the derelict Donaghy's Mill under control.

It's not known how the fire started, but there are no reports of injuries.

Photos and videos from the scene suggest that the derelict mill has been gutted.

The former shoe factory was built in 1820, and was once home to the pirate station Boyneside Radio in the 1970s.

Trinity Street remains closed to outbound traffic between George's Street and Ashfield Green due to the fire.

AA Roadwatch is warning motorists that smoke is affecting visibility.

One local told LMFM: "I think it's very, very sad to see the mill gone - it's an iconic structure."

Another added: "It's been derelict for a while now, and to suddenly see it up in flames... it's just a shock."

Main image: The fire at Donaghy's Mill in Drogheda. Image: LMFM

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