2/28/2017

Pic of the Day @ 28 February 2017



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Pic Of The Day

Con O'Brien, Jack Murray & Cardinal Daly


Drogheda Museum Millmount,
History, Archaeology & Heritage,
Governor's House,
Millmount,
Drogheda,
Co. Louth,
Ireland, 0419833097


2/27/2017

Pic of the Day @ 27 February 2017



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Pic Of The Day

Co Louth Archaeological and Historical Journal 1913 Vol II1 No 2


Drogheda Museum Millmount,
History, Archaeology & Heritage,
Governor's House,
Millmount,
Drogheda,
Co. Louth,
Ireland, 0419833097


2/26/2017

Pic of the Day @ 26 February 2017



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Pic Of The Day

Windswept conditions as Drogheda Town FC Phoenix play their under 12 match against Drogheda Marsh Crescent this morning

Drogheda Museum Millmount,
History, Archaeology& Heritage,
Governor's House,
Millmount,
Drogheda,
Co. Louth,
Ireland, 0419833097


2/25/2017

Pic of the Day @ 25 February 2017



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Pic Of The Day

Co Louth Archaeological and Historical Journal 1912 Vol II1 No 1

Drogheda Museum Millmount,
History, Archaeology& Heritage,
Governor's House,
Millmount,
Drogheda,
Co. Louth,
Ireland, 0419833097


Folklore Friday: John Philip Holland



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Fokelore Friday




John Philip Holland, the inventor of the submarine, was born in Liscannor, Co. Clare on the 24th February 1841.

He was the son of a British Coastguard member and as a result had an interest in engineering and the ocean. 

He joined the Christian Brothers in Limerick and later taught at a number of Christian Brother Schools around Ireland, including Drogheda, where he taught mathematics and music. The old Christian Brothers school in Drogheda is now occupied by Scholars Townhouse Hotel.

During his time with the Christian Brothers he retained his interest in engineering and developed an idea for an underwater vessel capable of attacking ships.

In 1875 he submitted his designs to the U.S. Navy but was turned down. The Fenians, however, funded Holland’s work and in 1881, the “Fenian Ram” was launched. The Fenian Ram is now on display at the Paterson Museum in New Jersey, U.S.

Holland and the Fenians parted company over the issue of payment and Holland continued to work on his designs privately.

He launched a new prototype submarine in May, 1897. A company called “The Electric Boat Company” was founded in 1899 and the prototype plus six more submarines were purchased by the U.S. Navy in 1900. Holland’s design was also adopted by the British Navy and adapted by the Japanese Navy.

John Philip Holland died on 12 August 1914 in Newark, New Jersey, aged 73.

A monument, dedicated to Holland and his work, now stands at the gates of Scholars Townhouse.


Drogheda Museum Millmount,
History, Archaeology& Heritage,
Governor's House,
Millmount,
Drogheda,
Co. Louth,
Ireland, 0419833097

2/24/2017

Pic of the Day @ 24 February 2017



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Pic Of The Day


Shopping Trolley Dumped in the Boyne

Drogheda Museum Millmount,
History, Archaeology& Heritage,
Governor's House,
Millmount,
Drogheda,
Co. Louth,
Ireland, 0419833097


Universities Ireland Is Offering Four Bursaries



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Applications are now being accepted for the Universities Ireland 2017 History Bursary. Universities Ireland is offering four bursaries to students undertaking post-graduate study on a topic relating to the 1912-1923 period in Ireland, the decade of the First World War and the division of the island into the states of Ireland (Irish Free State) and Northern Ireland.

Applications in 2017 will be particularly welcome from students undertaking work on the impact of the events in 1917 on this island.

The closing date for applications to this bursary will be Thursday 4th May.

Please visit the following link for further information:  http://universitiesireland.ie/history-bursary/

If you know anybody who might be interested in these bursaries they should contact:


Eimear Donnelly

Centre for Cross Border Studies

39 Abbey Street, Armagh, BT61 7EB

Tel: 028 375 11550 (048 from Republic)

















Drogheda Museum Millmount,
History, Archaeology& Heritage,
Governor's House,
Millmount,
Drogheda,
Co. Louth,
Ireland, 0419833097


2/23/2017

Pic of the Day @ 23 February 2017



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Pic Of The Day

Watching The Clock - Emergency Services in attendance at the Tholsel this morning after storm damage to the clock


Drogheda Museum Millmount,
History, Archaeology& Heritage,
Governor's House,
Millmount,
Drogheda,
Co. Louth,
Ireland, 0419833097

2/22/2017

Pic of the Day @ 22 February 2017



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Pic Of The Day

Co Louth Archaeological and Historical Journal 1911 Vol II No 4


Drogheda Museum Millmount,
History, Archaeology& Heritage,
Governor's House,
Millmount,
Drogheda,
Co. Louth,
Ireland, 0419833097

ODS Lecture: Ancient Munificence -The Charities Of The Corporation Of Drogheda, The Poor Of St John And St Stephen

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St John's Home, located at St Peter's Square( the former old corn market at the top of Peter Street) has been in the news lately with a number of politicians and groups looking for something to be done about the present buildings, opened 201 years ago, but the charity goes back even further. 

The Old Drogheda Society will host a Winter Lecture this evening Wednesday, February 22nd in the Governor's House, Millmount, at 8 pm when Nick Reilly will speak on Ancient munificence -The charities of the Corporation of Drogheda, the poor of St John and St Stephen.


It was recorded on the 12th day of October 1660, the Corporation of Drogheda resolved : [I]t is alsoe desired, & that the Worshiple. Mr. Mayor and the Church Wardenes, doe consider of some convenient way for puttinge of St. Stephen and St. John’s poore howses into one, for the more comfortable support of the poore belonging to ye same.

Nick Reilly’s lecture will: (i) briefly examine the origin of the charity by the process of examining the evidence attempt to assess its antiquity; (ii) look at its role within the town from the middle ages to the present day; (iii) discuss the numbers of those who benefited from its good offices and how it financially maintained itself; (iv) the architecture and design of the current premises at Corn Market Square and finally, (vi) its future prospects for a charity that is possibly as old as the town itself.

Nick Reilly BL is a barrister with a keen interest in local history, he was educated at the IPA, Athlone IT, UCD and the Honorable Society of King's Inns. He also acts as chairperson of the Droichead Arts Centre.

There will be a bookstore on the night and all are welcome
Drogheda Museum Millmount,
History, Archaeology& Heritage,
Governor's House,
Millmount,
Drogheda,
Co. Louth,
Ireland, 0419833097
















2/21/2017

Pic of the Day @ 21 February 2017



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Pic Of The Day

Co Louth Archaeological and Historical Journal 1910 Vol 2 No 3


Drogheda Museum Millmount,
History, Archaeology& Heritage,
Governor's House,
Millmount,
Drogheda,
Co. Louth,
Ireland, 0419833097






2/20/2017

Pic of the Day @ 20 February 2017



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Pic Of The Day


Co Louth Archaeological and Historical Journal 1909 Vol 2 No 2

Drogheda Museum Millmount,
History, Archaeology& Heritage,
Governor's House,
Millmount,
Drogheda,
Co. Louth,
Ireland, 0419833097






2/19/2017

Pic of the Day @ 19 February 2017



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Pic Of The Day

Drogheda Town FC Phoenix Boys in their cup game against Albion Black this morning


Drogheda Museum Millmount,
History, Archaeology& Heritage,
Governor's House,
Millmount,
Drogheda,
Co. Louth,
Ireland, 0419833097





2/18/2017

Pic of the Day @ 18 February 2017



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Pic Of The Day


 Co Louth Archaeological and Historical Journal 1908 No I. Vol 2

Drogheda Museum Millmount,
History, Archaeology& Heritage,
Governor's House,
Millmount,
Drogheda,
Co. Louth,
Ireland, 0419833097




2/17/2017

Pic of the Day @ 17 February 2017



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Pic Of The Day


Drogheda dog enjoying February sun

Drogheda Museum Millmount,
History, Archaeology& Heritage,
Governor's House,
Millmount,
Drogheda,
Co. Louth,
Ireland, 0419833097




2/16/2017

Pic of the Day @ 16 February 2017



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Pic Of The Day


Stameen Laneway beneath a February sun

Drogheda Museum Millmount,
History, Archaeology& Heritage,
Governor's House,
Millmount,
Drogheda,
Co. Louth,
Ireland, 0419833097




2/15/2017

Pic of the Day @ 15 February 2017



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Pic Of The Day

Irish Wolfhound In Drogheda Today





Drogheda Museum Millmount,
History, Archaeology& Heritage,
Governor's House,
Millmount,
Drogheda,
Co. Louth,
Ireland, 0419833097



2/14/2017

Pic of the Day @ 14 February 2017



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Pic Of The Day



Relics Of St. Valentine Whitefriar Street Church, Dublin

Drogheda Museum Millmount,
History, Archaeology& Heritage,
Governor's House,
Millmount,
Drogheda,
Co. Louth,
Ireland, 0419833097



2/13/2017

Pic of the Day @ 13 February 2017



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Pic Of The Day

Co Louth Archaeological and Historical Journal 1990 XXII.2


Drogheda Museum Millmount,
History, Archaeology& Heritage,
Governor's House,
Millmount,
Drogheda,
Co. Louth,
Ireland, 0419833097



2/12/2017

Pic of the Day @ 12 February 2017



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Pic Of The Day



Drogheda Town FC Phoenix Boys Line up against Walshestown in this morning's game

Drogheda Museum Millmount,
History, Archaeology& Heritage,
Governor's House,
Millmount,
Drogheda,
Co. Louth,
Ireland, 0419833097



2/11/2017

Pic of the Day @ 11 February 2017



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Pic Of The Day

Looking Through Sunlit Trees in Drogheda Photo by Firinne McIntyre


Drogheda Museum Millmount,
History, Archaeology& Heritage,
Governor's House,
Millmount,
Drogheda,
Co. Louth,
Ireland, 0419833097



2/10/2017

Pic of the Day @ 10 February 2017



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Pic Of The Day

Co Louth Archaeological and Historical Journal 1989 XXI1.1


Drogheda Museum Millmount,
History, Archaeology& Heritage,
Governor's House,
Millmount,
Drogheda,
Co. Louth,
Ireland, 0419833097


2/09/2017

Pic of the Day @ 9 February 2017



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Pic Of The Day



Seancas Ard Maca Journal of the Armagh Diocesan Historical Society Vol 18 No 1 1999-2000

Drogheda Museum Millmount,
History, Archaeology& Heritage,
Governor's House,
Millmount,
Drogheda,
Co. Louth,
Ireland, 0419833097


2/08/2017

Pic of the Day @ 8 February 2017



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Pic Of The Day

Dog enjoying a Stameen Solstice Photo By Firinne McIntyre


Drogheda Museum Millmount,
History, Archaeology& Heritage,
Governor's House,
Millmount,
Drogheda,
Co. Louth,
Ireland, 0419833097


2/07/2017

Pic of the Day @ 7 February 2017



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Pic Of The Day

Co Louth Archaeological and Historical Journal 1988 XXI.4


Drogheda Museum Millmount,
History, Archaeology& Heritage,
Governor's House,
Millmount,
Drogheda,
Co. Louth,
Ireland, 0419833097