Tonight is European Culture
Night and the Old Drogheda Society is delighted to announce that Drogheda
Museum Millmount will stay open until 9 pm with a reduced admission fee of
only €2 for adults with FREE entry for children ( under 14) applying after the
normal closing time of 5.30 p.m. There will also be a talk on "Millmount
Tower of Strength" by Brendan Matthews in the tower at 7.30 pm
Please spread the word that our
local fully accredited museum is open late this evening as it is an ideal
opportunity for those unfamiliar with the museum to learn about our shared
heritage and enjoy viewing the wide range of rare and interesting artefacts
from many periods of the past.
As well as the late opening of
the museum we have organised a very special event for Culture Night 2017, for
this annual countrywide celebration of our heritage. The great Tower that
overlooks the town will be the venue for a very interesting talk by the
renowned community historian, Brendan Matthews. Brendan has given
many talks in the past and has led many guided walks and has never yet been
found wanting in his entertaining and instructive delivery of so many aspects
of our history. His passion for the preservation, appreciation and
promotion of our heritage is second to none.
On this occasion Brendan will
tell us the story of Millmount and the use of the site through the ages
including its long association with military objectives due to its very
strategic location. The site, however, holds some surprises too and there
is sure to be some very interesting information emerging from Brendan’s
contribution as we follow the development of the site through the varying
political and social changes down the centuries.
Before and after the talk you
can absorb the wonderful bird’s eye view of the town and the surrounding
countryside in daylight and later in the darkness. Altogether you can
expect an unforgettable experience.
Places will not be reserved and
there will be no admission fee but a voluntary donation will be accepted on the