Old Drogheda Society
Thursday 27th June 2013
St Peter and Pauls Church - featuring the famous Harry Clarke stained glass windows, stopping at Balbriggan town park to view the Viaduct and to hear the story of the Dublin to Drogheda railway (1844). Strolling to Lighthouse (1769) and hearing the history of the harbour. Viewing the famous Smyth’s Hosiery factories (1780-1980) and hearing about the silk stockings made by Thomas Mangan for Queen Victoria. Concluding along the "Sea Banks" with the history of the sack of Balbriggan Sept 20th 1920.
The tour will be led by Jim Walsh
founder member of the Balbriggan Historical Society
including tea/coffee and sandwich at the City North Hotel on way back
Bus Departs Lourdes church: 6.15pm. Sharp
Bus Departs Marian Park: 6.30pm. Sharp
Millmount Museum, telephone: 041 9833097
members are advised NOT to park their cars on the property of the Lourdes Church.
That minimum numbers will be required for this outing` to operate