4/30/2015

Pic of the Day @ 30 April 2015


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Pottery sherds from Cheshire England - 13th Century jug, spout and handle
 

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

 

Book Now For Sunday's Millmount Tower Concert


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  • Book now for concert by Irish Supergroup in Millmount Tower on Sunday May 3rd. 

 

Supergroup Elsaftey, Armstrong and Browne will be giving a concert in the tower in Millmount on Sunday next, May 3rd at 3pm. as part of Drogheda Arts Festival.
 

Admission is free but space is limited so booking in advance is essential. To book phone 041 9833097 oe email info@droghedamuseum.ie .

This trio presents the scintillating voice of one of Ireland’s finest sean-nós singers, Róisín Elsafty together with the very rare and meltingly beautiful sound of the medieval Irish harp, played by Ireland’s foremost historical harper, Siobhán Armstrong, woven with the diverse colours of Ronan Browne’s flutes, whistles and 170-year-old pipes. 

From sparkling songs to harp laments and old pipes “pieces”, we will be given a glimpse of the unique sound of early Ireland. 
 
Róisín performs evocative unaccompanied songs in the florid Connemara style, together with achingly beautiful 17th & 18th century Irish harpers’ songs with harp and flute accompaniment.  Playing a facsimile copy of Ireland’s national emblem – and Europe’s oldest surviving harp, the medieval Trinity College harp– in the ancient manner, with fingernails striking brass, silver and gold strings.
 
Siobhán plays the compositions of the old Irish harper-composers. 
 
Ronan’s flat pitch Union pipes, dating from the 1840s, have that rich tone which makes you want to curl up and snuggle deep into their rumbling purr as he performs old airs, marches and jigs.
 
The coming together of these three musical minds with their deep fascination, love and respect for that past which created our present, makes for a warm, informative and joyous afternoon’s entertainment.


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

Supergroup Irish Music - Millmount Tower


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Supergroup EL SAFTY, ARMSTRONG & BROWNE will be giving a concert in the tower in Millmount on Sun at 3pm.
 
The event is part of DROGHEDA ARTS FESTIVAL.
 
Admission free but space is limited so booking in advance is essential.
http://www.ronanbrowne.com/EAB/EAB/Home.html

Book by phone 041 9833097.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQM2vFwEYEI
 
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

4/29/2015

Pic of the Day @ 29 April 2015


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Pottery sherds from Saintonge, SW France - Second 13th Century Rim and handle of wine jug

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

 

ODS Reminder: Tonight's Lusitania Lecture

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The final lecture in the Old Drogheda Society Spring lecture series, The Lusitania Conspiracy? will be given by Dr Ken Baker on tonight  April 29th at 8pm in the Governor’s House, Millmount .

Dr Baker is a self confessed history addict. He used to teach it to Leaving Cert level,. It drove his PhD studies (in ancient historical documents), and his very first job after leaving school was a six month archaeological dig, sifting through an Anglo-Saxon settlement on the shores of the river Thames. These days he just writes about it. His latest publication is The Lusitania Conspiracy?

For one brief shining moment, the Lusitania, a British-built ocean liner, was the largest, fastest and most luxurious ship in the world. When she was torpedoed by a German submarine in May 1915, she sunk in just under fifteen minutes, taking over 1200 passengers and crew to their deaths.

The New York Times reported a “grave crisis at hand” which was the question of Washington’s response to this outrage. Would the American government retaliate against this “monstrous act of aggression” by joining Britain and her allies against the Kaiser’s Germany?

And here we come, immediately, to the first whiff of historical discussion which may, (or may not), validate the use of the word “Conspiracy”. Was there more going on here than meets the eye.

The lecture is open to the general public and there will be a bookstall on the night.
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

4/28/2015

Pic of the Day @ 28 April 2015


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Pottery sherds from Saintonge, SW France - Fragment of handle and decorated body sherd from wine jugs

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

 

Launch of Festival in Trim Library

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  • Launch of Festival in Trim Library - Thursday 30th April, 3.00p.m

 
Exhibition on Wellington and Waterloo on display for week previous.
 
8pm: The Battle of Waterloo – Trim Library
 
For further information contact Noel French 086 8053293 or noeltrim@gmail.com
 
Details are still being worked upon.
 
Most events are free.
 
Donations in aid of Trim Tidy Towns at some events.
 
Insurance sponsored by Optis
 
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

4/27/2015

Pic of the Day @ 27 April 2015


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Cheshire, England - 13th Century Decorated jug with thumb filled spout

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

ODS Lecture: The Lusitania Conspiracy?

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The final lecture in the Old Drogheda Society Spring lecture series, The Lusitania Conspiracy? will be given by Dr Ken Baker on Wednesday April 29th at 8pm in the Governor’s House, Millmount .

Dr Baker is a self confessed history addict. He used to teach it to Leaving Cert level,. It drove his PhD studies (in ancient historical documents), and his very first job after leaving school was a six month archaeological dig, sifting through an Anglo-Saxon settlement on the shores of the river Thames. These days he just writes about it. His latest publication is The Lusitania Conspiracy?

For one brief shining moment, the Lusitania, a British-built ocean liner, was the largest, fastest and most luxurious ship in the world. When she was torpedoed by a German submarine in May 1915, she sunk in just under fifteen minutes, taking over 1200 passengers and crew to their deaths.

The New York Times reported a “grave crisis at hand” which was the question of Washington’s response to this outrage. Would the American government retaliate against this “monstrous act of aggression” by joining Britain and her allies against the Kaiser’s Germany?

And here we come, immediately, to the first whiff of historical discussion which may, (or may not), validate the use of the word “Conspiracy”. Was there more going on here than meets the eye.

The lecture is open to the general public and there will be a bookstall on the night.
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

4/26/2015

Pic of the Day @ 26 April 2015

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Saintonge, SW France 13th Century Rim and handle of wine jug


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

 

1916 A Year Of Momentous Events


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The Council of the Meath Archaeological and Historical Society hopes to hold an exhibition and seminar in 2016 focusing on the historic events of 1916 and is inviting members and others to send in copies of material and memorabilia you may have in relation to the momentous events of that year (Easter Rising and the lead-up to it and subsequent events, and/or events relating to Irish involvement in the Great War).

The MAHS is seeking copies of letters, press clippings, family stories, diaries, photographs etc.

Inquiries to the Hon. Secretary of the Society, Tom French (Navan Library) - email tfrench@meathcoco.ie or phone 0874119633.



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

4/25/2015

Pic of the Day @ 25 April 2015


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Pic of the Day


13th Century Drogheda cooking pot rim with wavy line decoration
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

4/24/2015

Pic of the Day @ 24 April 2015


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15th Century Leinster cooking ware - rim of large hand build cooking pot


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

 

Ansac Day


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Tomorrow April 25th is Anzac Day, to mark the centenary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzacs) on the Turkish shores of Gallipoli on 25 April, 1915.

The current World War One Exhibition in Drogheda Museum Millmount, notes that two Drogheda men died on that day, 100 years ago. Private Stephen Byrne aged 40 from the Marsh Road a member of the Royal Dublin Regiment killed at Gallipoli and Private Owen Farrell aged 20 from Patrick Street, a member of the Royal Irish Fusiliers, killed in France. 

This weekend is an ideal opportunity for those who have not yet seen our World War One Exhibition to do so.

Drogheda Museum Millmount is open Saturday 9.30am to 5.30pm and on Sunday 2pm - 5pm 
 

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

4/23/2015

Pic of the Day @ 23 April 2015



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Three 13th Century decorated jug handles

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

 



99th Anniversary of the 1916 Rising Lecture



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Ashbourne Historical Society will this evening host a lecture on the Easter Rising.
 
Venue: Trim Library, High Street, Trim.
 
Time: 7.00 p.m.
 
All Welcome
 
Further information from Noel French 0868053293

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

4/22/2015

Pic of the Day @ 22 April 2015


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Sgraffito pottery sherds from North Devon, England circa 1700
 
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

 

Five Star Museum

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Drogheda Museum Millmount has been awarded a 5 star Recommendation from Tripadvisor and the window sticker is now proudly on display on the museum door. 80 % of those who contacted Tripadvisor gave the museum 5 stars( excellet) while the other 20% gave it 4 stars(very good). Nobody rated it good, average or poor.  

The museum featured on the Nationwide show on RTE on Monday last and further footage will be shown on another Nationwide show in the near future. 


Irish TV's Louth Matters show also runs a 20 minute feature on the museum. 


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

4/21/2015

Pic of the Day @ 21 April 2015


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More pottery sherds from North Devon, England circa 1700
 
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

 

Quiz In Aid Of Drogheda Samba Festival

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  • An Appeal from the Drogheda Tourist Office
 
Drogheda Samba Festival are appealing to local firms, clubs, organisations and individuals to support their fundraising Table Quiz which is taking place on this Thursday night, April 23rd in Foley's Lounge, Trinity Street at 9pm. A table of 4 costs €40 and there will be finger food and spot prizes on the night.

Due to cut backs in funding there is a real danger that this popular festival, which has run for 21 years, may not go ahead this year unless alternative funding can be raised and the committee are hoping that this event will be supported.   

 Drogheda Tourist Office,

The Tholsel,

West Street,

Drogheda

041 -9872843 / 041  98333097
 
 

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

4/20/2015

Pic of the Day @ 20 April 2015


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Yarn hand winder

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

 

4/19/2015

Pic of the Day @ 19 April 2015


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Pottery sherd
 



 
 

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

 

4/18/2015

Pic of the Day @ 18 April 2015


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Bartmannkrug pottery sherd

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

4/17/2015

Pic of the Day @ 17 April 2015

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Advertising poster of Greenmount and Boyne Linen Company Ltd
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

 

4/16/2015

Pic of the Day @ 16 April 2015


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Second framed photo of Boyne Mills


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

 

4/15/2015

Pic of the Day @ 15 April


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Shutter holder
 

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

 

4/14/2015

Pic of the Day @ 14 April 2014


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Photo of workers of Usher's Mill
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

 

4/13/2015

Pic of the Day @ 13 April 2015


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First framed photo of Boyne Mills

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

 

4/12/2015

Pic of the Day @ 12 April 2015


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