8/31/2014

Pic of the Day @ 31 August 2014


Old Drogheda Society


St Peter's Apostolic Group
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage

Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

 

8/30/2014

Pic of the Day @ 30 August 2014


Old Drogheda Society

 
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage

Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

 

8/29/2014

Pic of the Day @ 29 August 2014


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Banner of Irish Shoe & Leather WU
 
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage

Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

 

Francis Ledwidge Talk


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Event: Talk - Francis Ledwidge

Date: Sunday 31 August 2014.

Time: 1500/3pm

Speaker: Dr Gerard Cummins

Description: Francis Ledwidge was born in Slane in 1887. He left school early to work as a farm labourer, copper miner, road workers and union organiser. During this time he produced an extraordinary book of poetry. He was killed near Ypres on 31 July 1917.

Venue: Drumconrath Parish Centre

Admission: free. Voluntary subscriptions accepted.  

Refreshments: light servings

Host: Drumconrath/Lobinstown & District Cultural and Heritage Society.

 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage
Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097


8/28/2014

Vikings in Search of Valhalla in Drogheda

 
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Vikings Seizing Millmount Tower Captured on Camera!


Vikings go hell for leather as part of the Once Upon A Time Millmount Museum Heritage Week events.

A range of activities were put on last Sunday afternoon and the battle of the Vikings along with the firing of the cannons were among the big crowd pleasers.










Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage
Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

Pic of the Day @ 28 August 2014


Old Drogheda Society

 
 
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage

Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

 

Childhood Memories of Greenore Hotel.


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Event: Talk -  Childhood Memories of Greenore Hotel.
 
Date: Friday 29 August 2014 @ 8pm.

Speaker: Peter Kavanagh (a past editor of the Dundalk Democrat)

Venue: Long's Pub, Grange, Cooley

Host: Cooley Genealogical and Historical Society

Refreshments: served

Admission: €5

NB: For anyone interested in summer outings or genealogy classes please phone 0851833110


Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage
Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

8/27/2014

Pic of the Day @ 27 August 2014


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Banner of The Boyne Fishermen
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage
Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

 

Thanking All for Once Upon A Time


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A big thank you to everyone who helped out on Sunday last at our National Heritage Week Event - Once Upon A Time.
 
To the Old Drogheda Society committee and members who helped out, to the staff of Drogheda Museum Millmount who volunteered to come in on their day off, to former staff and friends who helped out, to our medieval warriors, the crew from Drogheda Fire Station for firing the cannons, Nicola Pierce for the children's writing workshop, Alison Large and Tom Anderson for the music, Smith's Ice Cream, Tower Restaurant, St Mary's Parish for use of their car park, the media for promoting and covering the event and to the many who visited us on the day. 

A reminder that the John Boyle O'Reilly Autumn School takes place on Sunday October 19th.
The Annual Ghost Tours take place on Friday October 31st. 


Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage
Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

 

8/26/2014

Five Seats Left for ODS Carlow Trip


 
Old Drogheda Society
 
 
There are just five seats available for Sundays Day Away to Carlow.
 
Anyone interested in going should contact the Governor's House, Millmount during office hours: 9.30 pm - 5.30 pm). The contact number is below. 

 

Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage
Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

Pic of the Day @ 26 August 2014


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Banner of the Drogheda Brick & Stone Layers
 
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage
Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

 

National Heritage Week 2014 at RCSI


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Event Promotion from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland/Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Following on from the success of the 2013 Heritage Week activities at RCSI (our public tours finished as a runner-up in the ‘Best Interactive Event' category) the same historic tours of the RCSI building will take place twice daily from Wednesday 27th August to Friday 29th August. That's not all...
 
This year, as well as the tours, on each of the three days, RCSI will host a lecture that highlight's the College's illustrious heritage. The topics of these lectures, to be held in the Albert Lecture Theatre on each evening at 6pm, will be:
• "Beguiling and Brilliant: The Medics of RCSI" by Meadhbh Murphy, Archivist at the RCSI Mercer Library - Wednesday 27th August
"The Role of Surgeons in World War I" by Mr Joe Duignan, retired Consultant Surgeon & former member of RCSI Council - Thursday 28th August
"Surgeons Halls" by Professor Clive Lee, Head of RCSI Department of Anatomy - Friday 29th August  

Frank Donegan leads a tour of RCSI during Heritage Week 2013
Register here for National Heritage Week at RCSI 

 
The tours will be led by the Head and Deputy-Head Porters of RCSI, Frank Donegan and Bryan Sheils and will last approximately one hour. During the tours, attendees will learn the history of the College and the part it has played in both local and national history, including when the building was seized by rebels led by Michael Mallin and Countess Markievicz during the 1916 Easter Rising. Tours of the building will take place at 11am and 4pm on each day departing from the York Street entrance to the College.


There's lots to discover at RCSI during Heritage Week - Register below!


These events are completely open and free of charge to the public. However, pre-registration is essential, due to limited capacity. You can register here for the tours and lectures
 
RCSI is a not-for-profit health sciences institute which focuses on education and research to drive positive change in all areas of human health worldwide.

Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage
Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

A Pagan Marriage & The Royal Fair



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Tailteann/Donaghpatrick Heritage Group are holding 2 free admission events during Heritage Week.

Wednesday 27th August – In Halla Baile Ghib/Gibbstown Hall @  8.00pm. A Pagan Marriage at Teltown by John Grant – A play based on marriages in Teltown held as far back as 1800BC.


This event will also include a lecture on Teltown by Prof. Seamus MacGabhann. The Royal Fair of Tailteann: Mythology, History and Folklore.
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage
Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

8/25/2014

Pic of the Day @ 25 August 2014


Old Drogheda Society

 
 
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage

Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

 

ODS Annual Away Day Reminder


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The Old Drogheda Society Annual Day Away will this year be taking place on Sunday August 31st and travelling to Carlow where we will be visiting Carlow County Museum, the new Carlow Military Museum, Carlow Cathedral and Duckett's Grove.

The price of €30 includes coach travel, morning tea/coffee & scone,all admission and guiding charges. A light lunch will be available at Duckett's Grove ( at own expense) and there will be a stop in Swordson the return journey to avail of a carvery in the Carnegie Hotel ( at own expense)

Bookings are being taken in Millmount ( 9.30 pm - 5.30 pm) 041-9833097   

 

Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage
Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

8/24/2014

Pic of the Day @ 24 August 2014


Old Drogheda Society

 
Banner of the Drogheda Labourers

 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage
Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

 

Cruicetown Graveyard Public Talk


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Archaeologist Professor George Eogan, from Nobber, with Oliver Ward Secretary of Cruicetown Cemetery Conservation Committee.





Event: public talk in Cruicetown graveyard as part of Heritage Week.

Date: 26th August.

Time: 7.30pm

Speaker: Dr. Michael O'Neill.

Admission: free.

Description: The topic of the discussion is the history and architecture of Medieval Churches in Meath. It will be given by internationally renowned historian, author and lecturer Dr. Michael O'Neill, who in his address, will place particular emphasis on the 13th century church and cemetery of Cruicetown. The event is grant aided by Meath County Council. 

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 will provide an interesting genealogical and local history aspect to the event.

Cruicetown Cemetery Conservation Committee recently held a Mass in the cemetery last Sunday 27th July as part of the Blessing of the Graves ceremonies in Nobber.  

The committee is finalising details to be included on an Interpretative Panel of Burials and Monuments, for display on the entrance to the graveyard. 

The group has researched 470 burials in the graveyard and members have collected relevant information from relatives of those interred there. 

Committee members recently visited various parishes in the surrounding area; Nobber, Kilbeg, Kilmainhamwood and Kingscourt, at weekend Masses with a draft copy of the display, in order to acquire as much detail as possible, for inclusion on the interpretative panel.


Host: Cruicetown Cemetery Conservation Committee in Nobber County Meath. The Committer was formed in 2004 to maintain and preserve the cemetery and research its history.



To contact the group email cruicetown@hotmail.com, phone secretary Oliver Ward 086 33 22 821 or email oliverwardheritage@gmail.com
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage
Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

8/23/2014

Free Guided Tours of Trim Castle


Old Drogheda Society

 


Event: Trim Castle tour.

Venue: Trim Castle, Trim, Town Centre

Description: Excellent Guides take you right to the top of the Keep where you can enjoy wonderful views. Learn all about life in Medieval times and about all the interesting characters who have had associations with Trim Castle over the years.

Dates: 24th August 1000 to 1700; 31st August 1000 to 1700.

Cost: free

Booking: not required
Suitable for Children: yes

Wheelchair Access: none

Car parking Available: yes
Host: Office of Public Works

Email: trimcastle@opw.ie

Telephone: 046 9438619

Website: www.heritageireland.ie


Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage
Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

Guided Historical Walking Tour of Virginia Town


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Event: Guided Historical Walking Tour of Virginia Town

Date: Monday August 25th @7:30pm
 
Venue: Assembly Point @ Bailieboro Rd. Junction, Virginia, Co. Cavan.
 
Host: Virginia and District Historical Society.


Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage
Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

Pic of the Day @ 23 August 2014


Old Drogheda Society

Certificate of United Plumbers
 
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage

Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

 

8/22/2014

Pic of the Day @ 22 August 2014


Old Drogheda Society

 
 
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage

Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

 

Tour Mullingar's Cathedral of Christ The King


Old Drogheda Society


Event: Tour of the Cathedral of Christ The King, Mullingar.

Date: 25th August

Time: 1400 to 1500

Venue: Main door of the Cathedral.

Host: Meath Archaeological and Historical Society

Description: tour of the Cathedral of Christ The King as part of celebrating its 75th anniversary.

Admission: Free.

Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage
Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

Vere Foster Lecture @ Drumconrath

 

Old Drogheda Society

Event: Lecture on Vere Foster.
 
Date: Sunday August 24th @2:30pm.
 
Venue: Drumconrath Parish Centre.
 
Speaker: Professor Lori Beckett, Winifred Mercier Professor of Teacher Education at Leeds Mets. University.
 
Description: Vere Foster of Glyde Court, Ardee, was a nineteenth century philanthropist who established progressive emigration and education schemes in post-famine Ireland. As founder of the INTO in 1868, his legacy offers many valuable lessons for contemporary Irish Education.
 
Admission: free. Voluntary subscriptions accepted.
 
Refreshments: Light refreshments served.

Host: Drumconrath/Lobinstown & Districts Cultural and Heritage Society.

Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage
Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

8/21/2014

Pic of the Day @ 21 August 2014


Old Drogheda Society

 
 
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage

Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

 

The Importance of Being Oscar


Old Drogheda Society


Actors Matt Murphy and Trevor Lee will perform their Wild Tribute that has toured in the USA.

Venue: Long's Pub, Grange, Cooley.

Date: Friday 22 August 2014.

Host: Cooley Genealogical and Historical Society.

Activities: A night of lively entertainment will be provided combined with a little light relief and laughter or, as Wilde would have out it, 'laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.' Refreshments served.

Admission: €5.


Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage
Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

Heritage Day @ Millmount Tower


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Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage

Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

 

Tailteann/Donaghpatrick Heritage Group Heritage Week Events


Old Drogheda Society

 

Tailteann/Donaghpatrick Heritage Group are holding 2 free admission events during Heritage Week.

23rd August - Martyr Mill- 10.00am to 5.00pm.

Enjoy a visit and tour of one of the country’s few water-powered cornmills, still producing flour.

27th August – In Halla Baile Ghib. 8.00pm. A Pagan Marriage at Teltown by John Grant – A play based on marriages in Teltown held as far back as 1800BC. Event will also include a lecture on Teltown by Prof. Seamus MacGabhann.



Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage
Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097