9/30/2015

Pic of the Day @ 30 September 2015


Old Drogheda Society

 
Cardinal Tomas O Fiaich's St Oliver of Armagh
 


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9/29/2015

Pic of the Day @ 29 September 2015


Old Drogheda Society



Silver Jubilee of St Mary's National School Drogheda

 
 


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9/28/2015

Pic of the Day @ 28 September 2015


Old Drogheda Society

 
Jim Garry Exercise book with notes
 


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9/27/2015

Pic of the Day @ 27 September 2015


Old Drogheda Society


Grammar School Correspondence re Appeal


 


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9/26/2015

Pic of the Day @ 26 September 2015


Old Drogheda Society

 
Brendan Kerr's The Destruction of The Whitworth Memorial And Drinking Fountain
 


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9/25/2015

Pic of the Day @ 25 September


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Mother and Daughter at Newgrange, c. 1910
 

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9/24/2015

Pic of the Day @ 24 September 2015


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Brendan Kerr's Droichead Atha ... In The Rare Auld Times
 


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Ireland And The Great War

 

Old Drogheda Society

 
 


Please note: the seminar on 26th September is almost fully booked up - the final few places will be allocated on a 'first come first served' basis so bookings must be sent in asap to Julitta Clancy (PRO). A waiting list will also be drawn up in case of any cancellations.

Telephone 01 8259438 or email julitta1@hotmail.com
 
Meath Archaeological and Historical Society
in association with the
Meath Peace Group
Decade of Centenaries Seminar No. 2
 
Saturday, 26th September 2015
St Columban's College, Dalgan Park,
Navan, Co. Meath: 9.30am - 4.45pm

9.30am        Registration
9.45am        Welcome

10.00 Session 1. “IRELAND AND THE GREAT WAR”.   Chaired by Frances Tallon
 “Ireland and the Great War” - Prof. Keith Jeffery (QUB)
 “Irish-Australian Perspectives” - Dr Danny Cusack
 
11.05                                        tea/coffee

11.20 Session 2. “EASTER 1916”.     Chaired by Frank Cogan
 “Dublin Castle and Irish Sedition, 1915-16” - Prof. Eunan O'Halpin (TCD)
 “Commemorating 1916 in 2016” - Dr Fearghal McGarry (QUB)

12.45                                         lunch

2pm   Session 3. “MEATH AND THE GREAT WAR”. Chaired by Peter Connell
 “Navan and its People and the Great War” - Ethna Cantwell
 “From Bellewstown to the Battlefields of WW1” - Fiona Ahern

2.40   Session 4. “MEATH: 1916 AND AFTERMATH”. Chaired by Kieran Cummins
 “Meath and 1916” - Noel French
“1916 and the Rise of Republicanism in Meath, 1917-21” - Ultan Courtney

3.20                                           tea/coffee

3.30   Session 5.  “HISTORY, COMMEMORATION AND 1916”
                        Panel discussion (featuring all speakers). Chaired by John Clancy

4.45                 Closing words

Booking essential: Admission 5 euro payable at door (lunch available only to those who have pre-booked). Contact Julitta Clancy (tel 01 8259438) or email to: julitta1@hotmail.com
Assistance from: Dept of Foreign Affairs Reconciliation Fund (through MPG) and Ireland 2016 (MCC)
 


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9/23/2015

Pic of the Day @ 23 September 2015


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Forty Years By The Boyne

 
 


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Call For Articles - Journal Of The Old Drogheda Society


Old Drogheda Society

   
It's that time of year again when you all get the chance to have an article published in one of the leading local history journals in the country! 
Articles of any length, short pieces or photos with commentary all very welcome but they must relate to the town of Drogheda or surrounding areas of Louth or Meath. 
Articles should be sent as email attachments to info@droghedamuseum.ie
If you have illustrations or photos please do not embed them in the text but send them as separate files. These should be jpgs of at least 300dpi. If the original photos are in hard copy it is probably best to post them to us or bring them in to Drogheda Museum Millmount where we can scan them professionally and return the originals to you. 
Please DO NOT SEND ARTICLES IN HARD COPY (i.e., printed out) as these will only have to be re-typed out again!!
 


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9/22/2015

Pic of the Day @ 22 September 2015


Old Drogheda Society


John McCullen's My Dearest Annie
 


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When Napoleon Came to Ireland


Old Drogheda Society

 
Autumn Lecture by Ray Jordan In the Governor’s House, Millmount On Wednesday 30th September 2015 at 8 pm.

Prince Louis Napoleon as First President of the Second Republic and then as Emperor of all of France was the most powerful and popular man in France.

In 1856 at the suggestion of his Confessor he had ordered that a set of vestments be made in Paris and delivered to the parish priest of Aughrim to be used in a mass to commemorate the death of General St. Ruth and the French fallen at the Battle of Aughrim in 1691. The vestments may now be seen in the Diocesan Museum in Loughrea.

He visited Ireland on two occasions, firstly in 1857, when he visited Birr Castle to view the great telescope and later visited Tipperary, Kerry and Cork. He returned in 1860 when it appears his main interest was agricultural.

French agriculture at that time was in a very fractured state which often resulted in ‛Famine in a Land of Plenty’.

He landed in Kingstown and visited the Albert Model Farm which is now part of U.C.D. He then travelled by train to Ballinasloe to visit the great farm complex of Ganaveen. There he was shown the latest in farm mechanisation and animal husbandry by Alan Pollok it’s then proprietor. It was arguably the most modern farm in Europe, if not in the world at the time.

Ray Jordan’s working career was in the engineering branch of Post and Telegraphs, where he experienced many changes in the field of telephony. He has a great interest in aviation and held a flying Instructor Rating for many years. Ray last gave a lecture to the O.D.S. in 2010, when he spoke on Alcock and Brown which was very well received.



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9/21/2015

Pic of the Day @ 21 September 2015


Old Drogheda Society

 

Drogheda 1798-1998 ~ An Old Drogheda Society Production

 


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9/20/2015

Pic of the Day @ 20 September 2015


Old Drogheda Society

 
Crossing The Boyne ~ The Great Viaduct 1855 - 2005
 


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9/19/2015

Pic of the Day @ 19 September 2015


Old Drogheda Society

 
Drogheda ~ It's Topography And Medieval Layout
 


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9/18/2015

Pic of the Day @ 18 September 2015


Old Drogheda Society

 
James Garry's Streets And Lanes of Drogheda (third edition)
 


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A Hard Look at the Battle of the Boyne 1690


Old Drogheda Society

 


We have been requested by the Boyne Valley Honey Company to let you know that a very interesting lecture by Dr Harman Murtagh A Hard Look at the Battle of the Boyne 1690 will be taking place in Donegan's, Monasterboice Inn today, on Friday September 18th at 6.15pm followed by dinner at 7.15pm.

Hear Dr Murtagh bring the battle to life and explain how it changed Irish and European History for ever. The people, the confusion, the uniforms, the mistakes and what really happened. 

For bookings call the Monasterboice Inn on 041-9837383 Cst of the lecture plus dinner is €25. Signed copies of Dr Murtaghs book The Battle of the Boyne 1690- A Guide to the Battlefield including a free cd will be on sale on the night.


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9/17/2015

Pic of the Day @ 17 September 2015


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Kieran McGovern's thesis The British Union of Fascists and the Conservative Party
 


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9/16/2015

Pic of the Day @ 16 September 2015


Old Drogheda Society

 
Ted Greene's Drogheda ~ It's Place in Irish History
 


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Battle of The Boyne


Old Drogheda Society

 
A hard look at

The Battle of the Boyne 1690

By

Dr. Harman Murtagh

In

Donegans Monasterboice Inn

Friday September 18th 2015

6.30pm-7.15pm

Followed by Dinner

Hear an expert bring it to life and explain how it changed Irish and European history forever. The people, the confusion, the uniforms, the mistakes and what really happened.


 The Battle of the Boyne, which was fought in 1690, is commemorated on both sides of the divide that stands between Northern Ireland under British Sovereignty and the Southern Republic of Ireland.  This was not a religious battle but a political one.  There was indeed a religious aspect but this only played a minor role. 

Dr Harman is a former senior lecturer and current Visiting Fellow at Athlone Institute of Technology, he is a recognised expert on Irish Military History.  Dr Murtagh is President of the Military History Society of Ireland/Irish Commission for Military History and a Vice President of the Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlements.

Lecture and 3 course meal €25 

For bookings call the

Monasterboice Inn on

(041) 983 7383 or visit Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MonasterboiceInn?ref=hl

 
The Monasterboice Inn was the home of Thomas Sarsfield, once the Innkeeper at Monasterboice, who may have been a relative of the famous Irish General, Patrick Sarsfield. 

Both the retiring Jacobite Army and the advancing Williamites passed near Monasterboice on their march to the Boyne.


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9/15/2015

Pic of the Day @ 15 September 2015


Old Drogheda Society


Ned McHugh's Drogheda Before The Famine

 
 


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John Boyle O'Reilly ~ Sensational New Revelations


Old Drogheda Society

 

DROGHEDA MUSEUM MILLMOUNT

 

 

PRESS RELEASE – PRESS RELEASE – PRESS RELEASE – PRESS RELEASE – PRESS RELEASE


EXCLUSIVE


 

SENSATIONAL NEW REVELATIONS ON LIFE OF FENIAN
LEADER JOHN BOYLE O’REILLY

 

Poet and writer John Boyle O’Reilly from Dowth near Drogheda was one of the most romantic figures in Irish 19th century history. A handsome and charismatic journalist in his youth, he then became a “dashing hussar” in the British Army where he was secretly organising the Irish Republican Brotherhood (popularly known as “The Fenians”) for which he was convicted and transported to Australia. His daring escape from the penal colony in 1869 caused an international sensation and he made his way to the USA where he later became editor of a major Boston newspaper and a highly regarded poet and fighter for human rights. 
 
Historian, writer and broadcaster Ian Kenneally  author of the highly-acclaimed biography of John Boyle O’Reilly, “From the Earth A Cry” (2012) and producer of a documentary on O’Reilly’s Life, “The Cry of the Dreamer” (2014), has recently come across hitherto completely unknown primary source material in O’Reilly’s hand which uncovers sensational new details on his experiences in Australia, and makes his life-story even more epic and dramatic.

Ian Kenneally will reveal all exclusively at a Press Conference at Drogheda Museum Millmount on Wed 16th Sept 2015 at 8pm where he will speak on the extraordinary implications of this newly discovered material. He will also launch an exhibition based on the material which he has co-curated with Drogheda Museum and which will run until 11 November 2015. All members of the public are welcome to attend the Press Conference and Exhibition Launch.

DROGHEDA MUSEUM MILLMOUNT – WED 16 SEPT 2015 8pm – ALL WELCOME

 


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9/14/2015

Pic of the Day @ 14 September 2015


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Bill Crimmin's Drogheda
 


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9/13/2015

Pic of the Day @ 13 September 2015


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The Droghedan
 


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The Folk Kitchen


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The Folk Kitchen

One of our most popular exhibits in Millmount Museum is our recreated 19th century Irish Kitchen.


Come and enjoy a look at our traditional dresser with its selection of willow pattern plates and other fine crockery and kitchen utensils from times past.

There’s an original fireplace with a vast collection of cast iron pots and pans, other fire utensils, as well as a settle bed with its straw mattress, a variety of heavy smoothing irons, and a collection of some of the earliest washing machines.

Our Guides can show you how a one hundred year old vacuum cleaner was manually operated before the electrical age. View our hand-made babies' cradles and high chair from a hundred years ago. Twig brooms or “besoms” for brushing the floor are among some of our treasures from the 19th century.

Next to our kitchen is The Dairy Room which demonstrates the various methods of butter-making, including a specimen of “Bog-Butter”. Young people will be intrigued at how we used to live. This exhibition is a wonderful look back at the Irish way of life before the advent of electricity and supermarkets.








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9/12/2015

Pic of the Day @ 12 September 2015


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Tracing Drogheda's Medieval Walls by Tom Reilly
 


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9/11/2015

Pic of the Day @ 11 September 2015


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Civil War In Drogheda By Sean M Collins
 


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9/10/2015

Pic of the Day @ 10 September 2015


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River Boyne
 
 


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