3/31/2015

Pic of the Day @ 31 March 2015


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Hot water pewter jar
 

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

 

3/30/2015

Pic of the Day @ 30 March 2015


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Small receptacle

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

 

3/29/2015

Pic of the Day @ 29 March 2015

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

 

Remember: Set Your Clocks Ahead


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"Don't forget - Sunday, 29 March 2015, 1.00 AM clocks are turned forward one hour to 2.00 AM local daylight time (DST)."
Make the Switch



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

3/28/2015

Pic of the Day @ 28 March 2015

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Pewter receptacle

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

 

3/27/2015

Pic of the Day @ 27 March 2015


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

 

3/26/2015

Pic of the Day @ 26 March 2015


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

 

3/25/2015

Pic of the Day @ 25 March 2015


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

 

3/24/2015

Pic of the Day @ 24 March 2015


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

 

Pic of the Day @ 23 March 2015


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A second Noticeboard - Lives saved by Drogheda No 2 Lifeboat


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

3/22/2015

Pic of the Day @ 22 March 2015


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Butter Dish

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

 

3/21/2015

Pic of the Day @ 21 March 2015


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

 

3/20/2015

Pic of the Day @ 20 March 2015



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Noticeboard - Lives saved by Drogheda No 2 Lifeboat

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

 

The Restoration of Oldbridge House


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

3/19/2015

Pic of the Day @ 19 March 2015


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

Monastery to Mansion: Tudor Remodelling at Mellifont and Related Sites


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Tonight Dr Geraldine Stout will lecture on Monastery to Mansion: Tudor Remodelling at Mellifont and Related Sites in the Governor's House Millmount, Drogheda, at 8pm. Hosted by the County Louth Archaeological & Historical Society.

The lecture focuses on the history of the Cistercian abbey post-Dissolution. In the period after the Acts of Dissolution 1540-41 a great number.of former monasteries were converted to domestic use by leading Crown favourites who took advantage of their position to transform them into residential mansions. Amongst these was the Moore family who became owners of Mellifont in 1563. The lecture presents a reconstruction of Mellifont House, 'the great stone house', based on the surviving evidence on the ground and a recently discovered plan of 1714. The other related sites are Bective Abbey, Co. Meath and Dunbrody Abbey, Co. Wexford.
 
Admission is free and all welcome. 

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

Appreciation of Ian Kenneally


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The ODS wishes to thank Ian Kenneally for the riveting lecture he delivered yesterday evening. His vivid delivery of a narrative on the Plains Wars that so concentrated the minds of US military strategist in the 180os and caused immeasurable pain in the name of progress, was a intellectual dish of the finest cuisine. 

His detail concerning the participation, lives and deaths of Irish men in the ranks of the US military, proved a strong allure to a Droghedian audience with an appreciation of history.  

The ODS expresses gratitude also to an attentive audience, a number of whom engaged with Ian Kenneally.

The ODS is committed to bringing more lectures of this quality to Drogheda.

Thank you Ian Kenneally.


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

3/18/2015

Pic of the Day @ 18 March 2015


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Second Celtic Cross

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

 

Reminder: Tonight's ODS Lecture


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ODS LECTURE REMINDER - TONIGHT


 
This evening's  Old Drogheda Society Winter Lecture Series, will take place in the Governor's House, Millmount, Drogheda, when Ian Kenneally will speak on Irish Soldiers, American Wars - From Appomattox to Wound Knee.

For more detail see here.


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

3/17/2015

Pic of the Day @ Patrick's Day 2015


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

 

Happy Patrick's Day


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Happy St. Patrick's Day from all at Millmount Museum.


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

 

3/16/2015

Pic of the Day @ 16 March 2015


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Cast iron bell with wooden handle
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097



3/15/2015

Pic of the Day @ 15 March 2015


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

 

The Towering of the Green

 
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In line with many iconic buildings all over the world turning green to celebrate St Patrick's Day, the tower and mound at Millmount, Drogheda went green on Friday evening and will remain so until Wednesday 18th. 
 
St Patrick would have passed by the 3,000 year on his way to the Hill of Slane having landed at the mouth of the Boyne in 432AD. 

Drogheda Museum Millmount will open today 2pm - 5pm, Monday 16th 9.30am - 5.30pm and on St Patrick's Day 2pm - 5pm. 

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

3/14/2015

Pic of the Day @ 14 March 2015


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Gold medal

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

3/13/2015

Pic of the Day @ 13 March 2015


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

Seachtain na Gaeilge’



 
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Most of us are familiar with ‘Seachtain na Gaeilge’ which promotes the Irish language during the two week lead up to Saint Patrick's Day on March 17th. But did you know that the festival was established by Conradh na Gaeilge, (also known in English as the Gaelic League) far back as 1903?

The following article appeared in the Drogheda Independent on Saturday March 6th 1915 under the heading “A Word for a Small Nationality”. It details how March has traditionally been the month ... when a ‘special effort’ had been made to encourage people in supporting Irish-Ireland, from sermons in Catholic and Protestant Churches preached through Irish, to shopkeepers displaying Irish manufactured goods.

It mentions how this appeal is directed not just to Gaelic Leaguers but to “every Irish man and woman, no matter their class, creed, or condition” and includes the great quotation from Thomas Davis, best known for his work with the Young Ireland movement:

“Language is a Nation’s soul; a country without a language is only half a Nation”.

Slán go fóill!
 
"Most of us are familiar with ‘Seachtain na Gaeilge’ which promotes the Irish language during the two week lead up to Saint Patrick's Day on March 17th. But did you know that the festival was established by Conradh na Gaeilge, (also known in english as the Gaelic League) far back as 1903?

The following article appeared in the Drogheda Independent on Saturday March 6th 1915 under the heading “A Word for a Small Nationality”. It details how March has traditionally been the month when a ‘special effort’ had been made to encourage people in supporting Irish-Ireland, from sermons in Catholic and Protestant Churches preached through Irish, to shopkeepers displaying Irish manufactured goods.

It mentions how this appeal is directed not just to Gaelic Leaguers but to “every Irish man and woman, no matter their class, creed, or condition” and includes the great quotation from Thomas Davis, best known for his work with the Young Ireland movement:

“Language is a Nation’s soul; a country without a language is only half a Nation”.

Slán go fóill!"
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

3/12/2015

Pic of the Day @ 12 March 2015


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Painting of SS Tredagh



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