11/30/2014

Pic of the Day @ 30 November 2014


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End over end churn

Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage

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

 

11/29/2014

Pic of the Day @ 29 November 2014


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Dash churn

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

 

11/28/2014

Pic of the Day @ 28 November 2014


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White enamel billy can

Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage

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

 

11/27/2014

Pic of the Day @ 27 November 2014

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Willow patterned plate


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


11/26/2014

Pic of the Day @ 26 November 2014


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Sunset at Millmount Tower by Carrie Twomey
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage
Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

11/25/2014

Pic of the Day @ 25 November 2014



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Pair of white dogs

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

Reminder: ODS Winter Lecture Series




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The Old Drogheda Society’s series of Winter Lectures continue on Wednesday November 26th at 8pm, in the Governor’s House, Millmount, when James Kane will speak on The Confederate Wars of the 1640s - Sir Phelin & Owen Roe – Who Were They?

James O’Kane is a descendent of the famous O`Neill Dynasty of Ulster and is an established Historian on the O`Neill`s. He is also Vice-Chairperson of the O’Neill Country Historical Society. In this talk he tells the story of the Siege of Drogheda in 1641 by Irish forces under Sir Phelim O’Neill and the Battle of Julianstown.

He also deals with the return to Ireland in 1642 of Owen Roe O’Neill (Eoin Rua Ó Néill) who took command of the Irish forces in an attempt to overturn the Plantation of Ulster. The story ends with the arrival of Cromwell and the sack of Drogheda in 1649.

To coincide with this lecture, a new book, titled, The Battle of Julianstown and the Siege of Drogheda, by Community Historian Brendan Matthews, will be available for the first time on the evening and the Old Drogheda Society will have a book stall. All Welcome.


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

11/24/2014

Pic of the Day @ 24 November 2014







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

 

Drogheda Engineering Industry Lecture



 
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The fourth and final talk in the series hosted by The Mill Enterprise Centre and Drogheda Museum Millmount will take place tomorrow evening at 8pm.

It will focus on the engineering industry in Drogheda. Dan Mullan from the Museum, will be speaking on the history of engineering including Grendons Foundry and Drogheda Ironworks, and Stuart Carolan of Cisco Engineering Ltd will discuss how they built an engineering business in Drogheda.

The talk will look at the investment in Drogheda from German Engineering firm, Hauni during the 1960’s, and how its closure spawned a number of Entrepreneurs (including Cisco Engineering) in Drogheda when it closed in 1974.

Thomas Grendon & Company opened on the South Quay in Drogheda in 1835 and at its height in the mid nineteenth century, occupied a site from Old Graves Lane to Ship Street, employing over 600 people. Grendon’s built bridges, water tanks, drain covers, farming implements, lighthouse equipment, buoys, ships, steam boats, barges, train engines and some brass works.

They built Dominic's Bridge in Drogheda, the lattice railway bridge across the Royal Canal, the Obelisk Bridge across the Boyne at Oldbridge and many more bridges at home and abroad. In 1866 they constructed the Diving Bell used to create Dublin port and Alexandra Basin, which continued to be used until 1958.

They were the only commercial makers of broad-gauge steam locomotives in Ireland, and built around 50, supplying the Great Northern Railway, the Midland Great Western Railway, the Dublin to Kingstown Railway and most of the railways in Ireland between the years 1844 and 1885. One of their locomotives is in Brazil.

Their street drainage gratings can still be seen throughout Drogheda including Magdalene Street, Fair Street and Bolton Square.

Also on the night Stuart Carolan of Cisco Engineering will speak on the industry today. Cisco Engineering has been involved in many projects in the Louth area, including the Boyne Cable Bridge, Laurence Shopping Centre, and construction of the M1 Motorway.

Admission to the talks is free but places must be prebooked by ringing 041-9802444


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

11/23/2014

Pic of the Day @ 23 November 2014

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Circular willow patterned plates


Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage

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

 

11/22/2014

Pic of the Day @ 22 November 2014

 
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Oval serving plate

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

 

Sir Phelim & Owen Roe O'Neill - Who Were They?


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SIR PHELIM & OWEN ROE O`NEILL - WHO WERE THEY?

                                 
 
by

 

James Kane

of the O`Neill Dynasty in Tyrone.

 

In the Governor’s House, Millmount


Wednesday 26th November 2014 at 8 pm.

         


 


 
 
James Kane is a descendant of the famous O`Neill Dynasty of Ulster and in this talk he tells the story of the Siege of Drogheda in 1641 by Irish forces under Sir Phelim O’Neill and the Battle of Julianstown. He also deals with the return to Ireland in 1642 of Owen Roe O’Neill (Eoin Rua Ó Néill) who took command of the Irish forces in an attempt to overturn the Plantation of Ulster. The story ends with the arrival of Cromwell and the sack of Drogheda in 1649.

 

 

James O’Kane is Chairperson of the O’Neill Country Historical Society and an Executive Committee Member of the Association of the O’Neill Clans

 

 

To coincide with this lecture, a new book, titled, The Battle of Julianstown and the Siege of Drogheda, by Community Historian Brendan Matthews, will be available for the first time on the evening.

 

Bookstall on night.

 




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


11/21/2014

Pic of the Day @ 21 November 2014

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

 

Documenting & Exploring Diversity in Ireland's Built Heritage


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ODS

 


 
This one-day symposium in Freemasons' Hall celebrates the work and reviews the objectives of the Buildings of Ireland series in recording the architecture of our island – old and new; urban and rural; from landmark buildings to hidden gems. 
 
Directly modelled on Sir Nikolaus Pevsner’s original Buildings of England series, four volumes have been published to date by Yale University Press. The series commenced with North West Ulster, written by Alistair Rowan, (1979), and covering the four counties of Derry, Donegal, Fermanagh and Tyrone.  This was followed by North Leinster, written jointly by Rowan and Christine Casey (1991); Dublin, the historic city between the canals, by Christine Casey (2005); and the most recent, South Ulster, Armagh, Cavan and Monaghan, by Kevin Mulligan (2013).
 
The series continues apace with the forthcoming publication Cork City and County by Frank Keohane, due in mid-2015; and with Central Leinster, Kildare, Laois and Offaly, by Andrew Tierney expected in mid-2016. Nine further volumes are planned to take this ambitious project to completion.
 
Each volume includes a detailed introduction on the architectural development of the area, followed by a topographical gazetteer giving an account of every important structure – churches, castles, public and commercial buildings, country houses, towns and villages and contemporary architecture – in each of the counties covered.

Booking necessary for this event. Full details on the link here


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

11/20/2014

Pic of the Day @ 20 November 2014


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Spirit measure
 

Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage

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

 

11/19/2014

Pic of the Day @ 19 November 2014


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Cream coloured plate
 

Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage

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

Drogheda Journal Digitised & Online

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The Drogheda Journal, a local newspaper which flourished in the first half of the 1800s has been added to the digitised online collection of The British Newspaper Archive which is an online service provided by the British Library. 
 
So far they have digitised 4,400 pages of this paper, covering 1812-1836 and 1838-1840. Drogheda Municipal Library holds a microfilm copy of this paper, covering the years 1824-1842, but the advantage of the online digitised version is that it is word-searchable, whereas with the microfilm you have to search through the entire paper to find what you want.
 
The online service is subscription based – you can search for an item for free but you must pay a fee to access it. Members of the Old Drogheda Society can search this huge online archive (and many others) for free in the archive room of Drogheda Museum Millmount – by appointment  … ring 014 9833097.
 
Membership of the Old Drogheda Society is only €15 Per year. 

 

The Drogheda Journal was Unionist in its politics and later morphed into The Drogheda Advertiser. In all, 17 Irish newspapers have just been added to The British Newspaper Archive site here in addition to the many major Irish titles already there. 

Thanks to historian and author Ian Kenneally (the biographer of John Boyle O’Reilly) for drawing our attention to this useful addition.


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

11/18/2014

Pic of the Day @ 18 November 2014


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Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage

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

 

11/17/2014

Pic of the Day @ 17 November 2014


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Small Jug

Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage

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

 

11/16/2014

Pic of the Day @ 16 November 2014


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Willow Patterned cups
 

Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage

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

 

11/15/2014

Pic of the Day @ 15 November 2014


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Ceramic jug

Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage

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

 

11/14/2014

Pic of the Day @ 14 November 2014


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Jug



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

 

Book Launch: Drogheda & The Ottoman Empire Ships of 1847



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The launch of the eagerly awaited book  Drogheda & The Ottoman Empire Ships of 1847 by Community Historian, Brendan Matthews, will take place on Wednesday December 3rd at the Governors House Millmount at 8pm.
 
Unravelling the tale of the social conditions in Drogheda during the Great famine year of 1847 and the "supposed" food-aid delivered to the port of that town by the Ottoman Empire.

Brendan has researched this subject for a number of years and his findings make very interesting reading.  

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

11/13/2014

Pic of the Day @ 13 November 2014


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Dan Mullan took these snaps this afternoon in the middle of severe weather. Drogheda was besieged by the force of nature with incessant rain sparing no part of the town.


The first was taken at 3.45 pm


Photographed by Dan Mullan



The second at 4.45pm.


Photographed by Dan Mullan


Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage

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

Innovate Drogheda – Printing



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‘Innovate Drogheda – Printing’ is the third of a series of four events, celebrating Drogheda’s industrial history & entrepreneurial past with its present and future entrepreneurs will be held on Thursday November 13th at 8 pm in the Mill, Enterprise Hub, Greenhills, Drogheda

Former Borough Councillor and Drogheda Musem Millmount Guide, Frank Gallagher will talk about printing history in Drogheda, Dr. Conor MacCormack of Mcor Technologies will speak of how they are developing new product in 3D printing and the future prospects for growth in the sector.

An open discussion will be held amongst attendees. 

Drogheda has a strong tradition of printing over the past two centuries, with newspapers such as the Drogheda Conservative, The Argus, Drogheda Independent, Drogheda Express, The Local News, Drogheda Leader and still includes a number of the largest printing firms in Ireland. Many famous people started their careers in the Drogheda printing industry including patriot and poet, John Boyle O'Reilly and comedian Dave Allen. 

Mcor Technologies is an innovative manufacturer of the world’s most affordable, full-colour and eco-friendly 3D printers. They are the only 3D printers to use ordinary business-A4/letter paper as the build material, a choice that renders durable, stable and tactile models. Mcor Technologies was formed by brothers Dr. Conor MacCormack and Fintan MacCormack in a bid to democratise ‘innovation,’ by creating a set of accessible tools based on Selective Deposition Lamination (SDL) technology that would provide the freedom to innovate in an unlimited way.


Details & Booking

Date: Thursday, 13 November 2014

Time: 8.00pm to 9.00pm

Location: The Mill Enterprise Hub, Drogheda

Cost: Free – Booking is Essential



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