10/31/2015

Pic of the Day @ Halloween 31 October 2015


Old Drogheda Society
Ghoulish: Halloween @ Millmount


 


Drogheda Museum Millmount,

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth, Ireland,

0419833097

10/30/2015

Pic of the Day @ 30 October 2015

 
Old Drogheda Society

 
Ghostly: Halloween @ Millmount
 


Drogheda Museum Millmount,

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth, Ireland,

0419833097

Cruicetown Cemetery Conservation Committee Update


Old Drogheda Society

 
The Cruicetown Cemetery Conservation Committee Annual Memorial Mass will be held in St John the Baptist Church, Nobber, County Meath on Friday 6th November 2015 at 8pm. 

The Annual General Meeting of Cruicetown Cemetery Conservation Committee will also be held on Friday 6th November in Nobber Community Hall, immediately after the Annual Memorial Mass.

Cruicetown Cemetery Conservation Committee and St John's Old Cemetery Restoration Committee formed - following a public meeting held in Nobber Community Hall in April 2004 - with Nobber Parish Priest Fr Seamus Houlihan, to organise the ongoing maintenance, preservation and historical documentation of the two old cemeteries in the parish.

As part of this historical documentation, the Discovery Programme has carried out studies of both cemeteries. 

Cruicetown Cemetery Conservation Committee has initiated a continuous programme of restoration and conservation of the total site in consultation with the relevant authorities; OPW and a private archaeologist, David Sweetman, and County Heritage Officer, Dr. Loreto Guinan. 
 
The continuous conservation & maintenance of the total site has included the reinstatement of external walling (with security fence over) and internal peripheral gravel path, repair / re-erection of Abbe James Lynch memorial, carved Celtic cross.

Other work carried out includes; a survey by the National Discovery Programme Team; its publication on Internet & copies to County Library, a new entrance to facilitate disabled and funeral access and the erection of pedestrian entrance, stone piers and walling at entrance off  public road.

Further work has included the erection of Interpretative Panel listing all known burials, monuments and layout. 

Cruicetown church and cemetery is situated in the townland of Cruicetown,  west of Nobber Village, off county road 136. 

The parish of Cruicetown includes the townlands of Altmush, Cruicetown, Moydorragh and Newtown; it is now part of Nobber Parish. Amalgamation around 1700. 

Maurice Cruise, an Anglo-Norman, got possession of substantial land holdings in Morgallion following the Norman invasion. 

The church, built in the late 12th or early 13th centuries: surrounded by a dry-stone built wall, probably erected after the 1815 Act.  The church contains a Cruise vault in the church; in the cemetery a fine carved stone High Cross (1688) and the remains of a possible bell tower.

Adjacent to the site is a Motte and Bailey and  traces of a substantial settlement.

It is a site of archaeological and historical importance, on an elevated site.  It is a tourist attraction with  numerous visitors and many people tracing family genealogy, from Ireland & abroad.

To contact the group phone Oliver Ward Secretary 046 90 5 22 36 or 086 33 22 821, email cruicetown@hotmail.com or see www.facebook.com/cruicetowncemeteryconservationcommittee 


Drogheda Museum Millmount,

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth, Ireland,

0419833097

10/29/2015

Pic of the Day @ 29 October 2015


Old Drogheda Society


Spectral ~ Halloween @ Millmount
 


Drogheda Museum Millmount,

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth, Ireland,

0419833097

10/28/2015

Pic of the Day @ 28 October 2015


Old Drogheda Society


Spirits of Meath
 


Drogheda Museum Millmount,

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth, Ireland,

0419833097

10/27/2015

Pic of the Day @ 27 October 2015


Old Drogheda Society


Haunting: Halloween @ Millmount
 


Drogheda Museum Millmount,

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth, Ireland,

0419833097

10/26/2015

Pic of the Day @ 26 October 2015


Old Drogheda Society



Bewitching: Halloween @ Millmount
 


Drogheda Museum Millmount,

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth, Ireland,

0419833097

Spirits of Halloween


Old Drogheda Society

 
Over the last four days Drogheda Museum Millmount has hosted a special event for schools "Spirits of Halloween" with 450 children attending.
 
The museum staff did a great job in decorating the Governor's House to a Halloween theme and put together a performance that was educational, interesting and fun. 

We will be repeating the "Spirits of Halloween " next week from Tuesday October 27th to Friday 30th at 3pm daily, for children whose schools did not take part.

Children will learn  

Where did the name Halloween come from?
What were the Irish Traditional foods, games, costumes, etc associated with the day...?
Where did the Celtic tradition of lighting a bonfire come from?
How the Jack O Lanterns came about?
How the Irish feast spread across the Atlantic?
We will explain the various types of superstitious and ghostly spirits : – Banshees, Pucas, Hobgoblins,Witches,etc, and how to avoid these unwelcome creatures of the dark. 

Guides in costume will also tell of some of the myths and legends related to ghostly happenings, suitable for children.
 
We meet Alice Kytler, the famous Kilkenny Witch and her servant Prunella of Meath and her son William who turns into a cat, Anne Hardman, the Drogheda woman who came back from the dead and her butler who tried to rob her grave. 

We learn about the foxes of Gormanston The myth of the headless coachman and the body snatchers/The Fairies dancing on the mound in Millmount/the story of the Puca and the Piper and much more.

These talks will last about one hour and are aimed at children whose schools are not involved in our school visits (parents are also welcome and places must be pre-booked by phoning 041-9833097 or by e-mailing: info@droghedamuseum.ie Cost is €2 per person.
 


Drogheda Museum Millmount,

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth, Ireland,

0419833097

10/25/2015

Pic of the Day @ 25 October 2015


Old Drogheda Society


Eerie - Halloween @ Millmount
 


Drogheda Museum Millmount,

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth, Ireland,

0419833097

Halloweeen Events


Old Drogheda Society


We have two different events happening next week. From Tuesday Oct 27th to Friday Oct 30th we have our "Spirits of Halloween" talks for children under 12 at 3pm. €2 per person and must be booked in advance by phoning 041-9833097.

 We also have our "Ghosts of Drogheda Heritage Walk" aimed at adults and older children,on Friday Oct 30th at 7.20pm. This walk will combine information on the traditions of Halloween with introductions to some of the characters who shaped Drogheda's history. Tickets for this walk cost €3 and are on sale from Drogheda Tourist Office.
 


Drogheda Museum Millmount,

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth, Ireland,

0419833097

10/24/2015

Pic of the Day @ 24 October 2015


Old Drogheda Society

 


Spooky: Halloween @ Millmount


Drogheda Museum Millmount,

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth, Ireland,

0419833097

10/23/2015

Pic of the Day @ 23 October 2015


Old Drogheda Society



Cadaver Stones in  St Peter’s Church of Ireland, over the grave of Sir Edward Golding, husband of Elizabeth Fleming
 


Drogheda Museum Millmount,

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth, Ireland,

0419833097

Fading Echo Of A Distant Drum?: The Easter Rising In Australian History And Memory


Old Drogheda Society

FREE PUBLIC LECTURES

 
The Royal Irish Academy in association with UCD is hosting free public lectures from the UCD 1916 as a Global Event series of lectures, presented by eminent historians from Australia and the United States.
 

Date: Wednesday, 28th October – 16:30

Event: Fading echo of a distant drum?: the Easter Rising in Australian history and memory

Speaker: Prof. Mark Finnane, Griffith University, Australia

Venue: RIA, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Go to Eventbrite to book your place.
Places are free.
Booking is essential.

The ODS learned of this event via The Cedar Lounge Revolution


Drogheda Museum Millmount,

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth, Ireland,

0419833097

10/22/2015

Pic of the Day @ 22 October 2015


Old Drogheda Society


1890s Drogheda
 


Drogheda Museum Millmount,

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth, Ireland,

0419833097

10/21/2015

Pic of the Day @ 21 October 2015


Old Drogheda Society
 
Frank Gallagher who is being inaugurated as 4th Honorary President of the Old Drogheda Society this evening

 
 


Drogheda Museum Millmount,

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth, Ireland,

0419833097

Don't Forget Frank Folks


Old Drogheda Society

 
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO A CELEBRATION

TO MARK THE INAUGURATION OF

     FRANK  GALLAGHER

                                as

 4th HONORARY PRESIDENT

                           of the

      OLD DROGHEDA SOCIETY

 


Frank Gallagher
 

WESTCOURT HOTEL, WEST ST., DROGHEDA

WED 21 OCT 2015 8pm

 

A celebration in music, song and video

with reminiscence, chat and banter.

Prominent speakers, musicians and singers.

 

 
Frank Gallagher has been a crucial part of the activities of the Old Drogheda Society for many years and has carried out pioneering research into the history of the early Trade Union Movement in Drogheda with a constant emphasis on the social history of the common people in times past.
 
An active Trade Unionist since his youth, he has been Secretary of the Drogheda Council of Trades Unions for many years and was elected to Drogheda Borough Council as a representative of the Socialist Party.

 

 

041-9833097   info@droghedamuseum.ie


 

 

 


Drogheda Museum Millmount,

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth, Ireland,

0419833097

10/20/2015

Pic of the Day @ 20 October 2015


Old Drogheda Society


Visitation by Andrew Buchanan
 


Drogheda Museum Millmount,

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth, Ireland,

0419833097

10/19/2015

Pic of the Day @ 19 October 2015


Old Drogheda Society


Blessed Oliver Plunkett

 
 


Drogheda Museum Millmount,

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth, Ireland,

0419833097

10/18/2015

Pic of the Day @ 18 October 2015


Old Drogheda Society


AOH Rule Book
 


Drogheda Museum Millmount,

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth, Ireland,

0419833097

Today The ODS Hosts .... "1916- Myth or Reality".


Old Drogheda Society


This year's theme is "1916- Myth or Reality". 

In the run up to the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising, we look at 1916 in its social, national and European context and try to begin to unravel the myths from the historical reality of this period.

We also will have an update on the ongoing research into the sensational revelations in the recently discovered John Boyle O’Reilly letter of May 1870. This will be given by O’Reilly’s biographer - leading historian, writer and broadcaster Ian Kenneally.
                         
                                                   Topics


Drogheda in 1915 – The Calm Before the Storm - Millmount Research Unit
The Battles of the Easter Rising – Military historian Paul O’Brien
Arthur Griffith and the Easter Rising – Gerard Shannon
The Irish Citizen Army and the Easter Rising – Dr. Mary Muldowney
Cumann na mBan in County Louth – Ailbhe Rogers
Special Report on New John Boyle O’Reilly Revelations – Ian Kenneally

 
Venue: the Governor's House, Millmount, Drogheda from 9.30am to 5pm.


Drogheda Museum Millmount,

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth, Ireland,

0419833097

10/17/2015

Pic of the Day @ 17 October 2015


Old Drogheda Society


Helen M Roe's Monasterboice and its Monuments
 


Drogheda Museum Millmount,

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth, Ireland,

0419833097

Five Places Left For Tomorrow


Old Drogheda Society

 
There are just 5 places left for the  Old Drogheda Society/ Drogheda Museum Millmount Annual John Boyle O'Reilly Autumn School takes place tomorrow October 18th, in the Governor's House, Millmount, Drogheda from 10am to 5pm. Bookings are now being taken

This year's theme is "1916- Myth or Reality". 

In the run up to the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising, we look at 1916 in its social, national and European context and try to begin to unravel the myths from the historical reality of this period.

We also will have an update on the ongoing research into the sensational revelations in the recently discovered John Boyle O’Reilly letter of May 1870. This will be given by O’Reilly’s biographer - leading historian, writer and broadcaster Ian Kenneally.
                         
                                                   
Topics


Drogheda in 1915 – The Calm Before the Storm - Millmount Research Unit
The Battles of the Easter Rising – Military historian Paul O’Brien
Arthur Griffith and the Easter Rising – Gerard Shannon
The Irish Citizen Army and the Easter Rising – Dr. Mary Muldowney
Cumann na mBan in County Louth – Ailbhe Rogers
Special Report on New John Boyle O’Reilly Revelations – Ian Kenneally

Cost: €15 including light lunch. Bookings (before 5.00pm today) phone 041-9833097 
 


Drogheda Museum Millmount,

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth, Ireland,

0419833097

10/16/2015

Pic of the Day @ 16 October 2015


Old Drogheda Society

 

St Peter's Church Drogheda Centenary book 1881-1991
 


Drogheda Museum Millmount,

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth, Ireland,

0419833097

Don't Forget ~ John Boyle O'Reilly Autumn School This Coming Sunday


Old Drogheda Society

 


REMINDER
 
the Old Drogheda Society/ Drogheda Museum Millmount Annual John Boyle O'Reilly Autumn School takes place on Sunday next, October 18th, in the Governor's House, Millmount, Drogheda from 9.30am to 5pm. Bookings are now being taken. 

This year's theme is "1916- Myth or Reality".

A day of the latest cutting-edge historical research, with a scope both local and national (and even international!) presented by innovative and original historians and much of which has not yet even been published!

We look again at the Easter Rising of 1916 in its social, national and European context and try to begin to unravel the myths from the historical reality of this period.

We also will have an update on the ongoing research into the sensational revelations in the recently discovered John Boyle O’Reilly letter of May 1870. This will be given by O’Reilly’s biographer - leading historian, writer and broadcaster Ian Kenneally.

Topics

10/15/2015

Pic of the Day @ 15 October 2015


Old Drogheda Society

 
St Mary's Drogheda Yearbook 2004-2005
 


Drogheda Museum Millmount,

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth, Ireland,

0419833097

Spirit of Halloween"


Old Drogheda Society

 
During the forthcoming half term holiday from Monday 26th October until the 30th October at 3pm daily, Drogheda Museum Millmount in association with the Old Drogheda Society, will have "Spirit of Halloween" sessions in the Governor's House, Millmount aimed at children but interested parents or adults can also attend.


Learn about The Celtic origins of the festival of Samhain
Where did the Celtic tradition of lighting a bonfire come from ?
Where did the name Halloween come from.?
The Irish Traditional foods, games, costumes, etc associated with the day.
How the Jack O Lanterns came about ?
How the Irish feast spread across the Atlantic ?
The various types of superstitious spirits : – Banshees, Pucas, Hobgoblins, Changelings, Zoombies... etc,

The ‘Banshee of Old Hill’ a short film shot in the area by Drogheda film-maker Liadan Holohan will be shown. .
The guides will also tell of some of the local myths and legends related to ghostly happenings- suitable for children such as
The Foxes of Gormanston / The Curly Hole Ghost/ Archbishop Marsh’s Ghost/ The myth of the headless coachman and the body snatchers/The Red Man of the Boyne/The Dublin Road ghost, the white horse of Millmount/ Ann Hardman who came back from the dead and much more

These talks will last about one hour and are aimed at children whose schools are not involved in our school visits (parents are also welcome and places can be pre-booked by phoning 041-9833097 or by e-mailing info@droghedamuseum.ie Cost is €2 per person..

 

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth, Ireland,

0419833097

10/14/2015

Pic of the Day @ 14 October 2015


Old Drogheda Society

 
James Garry's Calvary Cemetery ~ History And Tombstone Inscriptions
 


Drogheda Museum Millmount,

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth, Ireland,

0419833097

ODS Celebrates Frank Gallagher Inauguration as 4th Society President


Old Drogheda Society

 
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO A CELEBRATION

TO MARK THE INAUGURATION OF

     FRANK  GALLAGHER

                                as

 4th HONORARY PRESIDENT

                           of the

      OLD DROGHEDA SOCIETY

 

Frank Gallagher

 

WESTCOURT HOTEL, WEST ST., DROGHEDA

WED 21 OCT 2015 8pm

 

A celebration in music, song and video

with reminiscence, chat and banter.

Prominent speakers, musicians and singers.

 

 
Frank Gallagher has been a crucial part of the activities of the Old Drogheda Society for many years and has carried out pioneering research into the history of the early Trade Union Movement in Drogheda with a constant emphasis on the social history of the common people in times past.
 
An active Trade Unionist since his youth, he has been Secretary of the Drogheda Council of Trades Unions for many years and was elected to Drogheda Borough Council as a representative of the Socialist Party.

 

 

041-9833097   info@droghedamuseum.ie


 

 
 


Drogheda Museum Millmount,

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,

Millmount,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth, Ireland,

0419833097