11/30/2017

John Boyle O'Reilly School 2017



Old Drogheda Society

The Old Drogheda Society John Boyle O'Reilly School 2017 in association with Dundalk Institute of Technology: 'Recent Archaeological Research in the Boyne Valley'. This will take place in Millmount, Drogheda, on Saturday 2nd December. Registration 9.30am - 4 pm Tickets €20 from this outlet.

This conference is the fourth in the series the first of which took place in 2010 as part of the INSTAR funded Boyne Valley Landscapes Project. Although this project has now ceased, the value of having such an event on a semi-regular basis was recognised. The papers represent a selection of archaeological projects from the academic research, commercial and community sectors and include traditional survey, geophysical survey and excavation and are the most recent investigations of the rich heritage of this important area.

The Old Drogheda Society President's Dinner will take place on Sunday December 10th in the Boyne Valley Hotel. The guest speaker will be Ronan Gormley, Professor in the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science. A native of the Chord Road, his father was headmaster in the Drogheda Technical School in King Street. Ronan is a keen angler and he recently published a book on his experiences fishing in local waters. Full details of the dinner will be circulated shortly.



Drogheda Museum Millmount,
History, Archaeology & Heritage,
Governor's House,
Millmount,
Drogheda,
Co. Louth,
Ireland,

0419833097



Cruicetown Cemetery Conservation Committee Annual Mass



Old Drogheda Society




The Cruicetown Cemetery Conservation Committee Annual Mass is on Friday 1st December 2017 in St John the Baptist Church, Nobber at 8pm.

The Annual General Meeting will take place - immediately following the Mass - in Nobber Parochial House.

Cruicetown Cemetery Conservation Committee, in Nobber, County Meath, formed in 2004 to maintain and preserve the cemetery and research its history.

The well maintained church structure contains the monument and vault of the Anglo-Norman Cruise family who gave their name to the townland, an early baptismal font, excellent stone carvings and recumbent effigies of family members.

The cemetery includes recorded burials from the 18th century, ancient memorials, the foundations of a bellcote and a carved “Ring” highcross, depicting the Crucifixion on one side with the Virgin and Child on the other.

A newly erected Interpretive Panel provides an interesting genealogical and local history aspect to the event.

Cruicetown Cemetery Conservation Committee has researched 470 burials in the graveyard and members have collected relevant information from relatives of those interred there.

To contact the group email cruicetown@hotmail.com, or here.

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Drogheda Museum Millmount,
History, Archaeology & Heritage,
Governor's House,
Millmount,
Drogheda,
Co. Louth,
Ireland,

0419833097