6/30/2015

Pic of the Day @ 30 June 2015


Old Drogheda Society

 

 
Photograph of handloom

Drogheda Museum Millmount

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth,

 Ireland

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Soccer in the Abbey Ballroom - An Oral History Exhibition


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AN ORAL HISTORY EXHIBITION DROGHEDA MUSEUM OPENING THURS 2 JULY 2015  8PM ALL WELCOME

In 1966/7 the famous Abbey Ballroom Drogheda ran a 5 a side indoor football competition which attracted hundreds of teams from Drogheda and surrounding counties. The organisers took the pioneering step of introducing women's leagues - (perhaps for the first time in Ireland?) - and for many women it was their first experience of any kind of sport and they went on to initiate full scale women's teams. Many of the teams in the Men's Leagues and the Women's Leagues were factory or workplace-based and huge crowds of followers attended all the games.

A group of students from UCD School of Information and Library Studies (SILS) with the assistance of DROGHEDA LOCAL VOICES have carried out an oral history project, talking to both men and women who took part in these leagues. Their reminiscences vividly recall the joy and excitement of life for young people in mid 1960s Ireland, when a highly-confident working class looked to the future with great hope.


Drogheda Museum Millmount's photo.

Drogheda Museum Millmount

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth,

 Ireland

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6/29/2015

Pic of the Day @ 29 June 2015


Old Drogheda Society

 

 
Oak shuttle used in Greenmount & Boyne Mill

Drogheda Museum Millmount

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth,

 Ireland

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6/28/2015

Pic of the Day @ 28 June 2015


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Wooden shuttles for making cotton blankets
 

Drogheda Museum Millmount

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth,

 Ireland

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6/27/2015

Pic of the Day @ 27 June 2015

Two canteen mugs

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Drogheda Museum Millmount



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Governor's House,


Millmount,


Drogheda,


Co. Louth,


 Ireland


0419833097

6/26/2015

Pic of the Day @ 26 June 2015


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Third Yarn Weighing Machine
Drogheda Museum Millmount

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth,

 Ireland

0419833097

6/25/2015

Pic of the Day @ 25 June 2015


Old Drogheda Society

Painting of Linen Hall
 

 

Drogheda Museum Millmount

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth,

 Ireland

0419833097

 

6/24/2015

Pic of the Day @ 24 June 2015


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Second Yarn Weighing Machine

Drogheda Museum Millmount

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth,

 Ireland

0419833097

 

6/23/2015

Pic of the Day @ 23 June 2015


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Photograph of Benjamin Whitworth

Drogheda Museum Millmount

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth,

 Ireland

0419833097

 

6/22/2015

Pic of the Day @ 22 June 2015


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Yarn weighing machine

 

Drogheda Museum Millmount

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth,

 Ireland

0419833097

 

6/21/2015

Pic of the Day @ 21 June 2015


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Lustreware dish from Valencia, Spain - circa 1500-1525

Drogheda Museum Millmount

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth,

 Ireland

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6/20/2015

Pic of the Day @ 20 June 2015


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'Werra ware' slipware dish from Wanfried, Germany - 1625

Drogheda Museum Millmount

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth,

 Ireland

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6/19/2015

Pic of the Day @ 19 June 2015


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Merida ware from SW Spain - circa 15th Century

Drogheda Museum Millmount

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth,

 Ireland

0419833097

6/18/2015

Pic of the Day @ 18 June 2015


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Sgraffito jug handle from Beauvais, France - circa early 16th Century

Drogheda Museum Millmount

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth,

 Ireland

0419833097

 

Reminder: Lunchtime Lecture Today


Old Drogheda Society
 
The Old Drogheda Society will be hosting a free lunchtime lecture entitled John Boyle O’Reilly and the Fenian Escape from Fremantle Gaol today June 18th in Drogheda Tourist Office in the Tholsel, West Street.

The speaker will be Brendan Woods, an Irish born historian and musician, now based in Western Australia, who has written The Catalpa Rescue an epic tale of truly international proportions, linking Ireland, Australia and the United States of America, with local Fenian John Boyle O'Reilly playing an important part.

This was the most successful prison break in Australian history. It was an international rescue effort that took years to organise, and which finally freed six Irish prisoners from Fremantle gaol. The rescue ship was an American whaler called The Catalpa. The escape was so dramatic that it's now a symbol of human resilience, even resurrection

John Boyle O’Reilly, had escaped in 1869 by getting a berth on a whaler, on his recommendation the Fenians raised 25,800 American dollars and bought the Catalpa to mount a rescue mission under the guise of whaling.

Six Fenians broke away from their work gangs at the appointed time, met up with pre-arranged trap and horses and were taken to Rockingham beach, where they were rowed out to the Catalpa waiting in International waters. It was a race against the water police and the steamship Georgette, which gave chase in a huge storm, and it took them 28 hours to get to the safety of the Catalpa, flying the American flag.

Brendan Woods has worked in Fremantle Gaol and is recognised as an authority on the subject and his account of this famous escape will be well worth hearing.  The lecture starts at 1.00 pm.
 
 

 
Drogheda Museum Millmount

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth,

 Ireland

0419833097