2/28/2015

Pic of the Day @ 28 February 2015


Old Drogheda Society

 
Sile na Gig
 
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

 

Drogheda Millmount Museum Special Family Rate: Last Day


Old Drogheda Society

Drogheda Museum Millmount is offering families who wish to visit the museum and tower at Millmount a special rate for families (2 adults and up to three children) today. Please make use of the offer as this is the final reduced rate of the present season.
 
As you know the Museum houses a wide variety of artefacts of local and national importance. Chief amongst the attractions is the unique collection of Guild and Trade Banners. This collection is recognised by Ireland's National Museum as being of special significance and includes the only remaining guild banners in Ireland.

Popular exhibits at the Millmount Museum include an authentic 18th century Irish folk kitchen, dairy and laundry, and the telephone exhibition including Drogheda's first exchange, The Industrial exhibition showcasing former industries in the town such as brewing, distilling, shoemaking etc. There is also a World War One exhibition showing Drogheda's involvement in the conflict.

The tower offers a great overview of the town and inside there is a weaponry exhibition and War of Independence and Civil War exhibition.
 

The museum Saturday opening hours are 10am to 5.30 pm with the last guided tour at 4.30 pm and at just €6 for a family is really good value. 


Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097


2/27/2015

Pic of the Day @ 27 February 2015


Old Drogheda Society

 
Rotary Quern
 
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

 

2/26/2015

Pic of the Day @ 26 February 2015


Old Drogheda Society

Stone lamp
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

 

2/25/2015

Pic of the Day @ 25 February 2015


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Kitchen dresser
 
 
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

 

ODS Lecture: Last Call - Unveiling Very Interesting Findings



Old Drogheda Society
 
In tonight's Old Drogheda Society Lecture in the Governor's House, Millmount at 8pm, Brendan Matthews will unveil some very interesting findings he has uncovered regarding the ruins of the church in St Mary's Churchyard, Mary Street. 
 
Many historians believed that the ruins dated to the 18th century but Brendan has come across new material that suggests that the buildings could be an early medieval building of the Carmelite Monastry established here in the 13th century. 

Brendan has put together a fascinating tale of desecration and religious division which should enthral the audience. 
 
There will be a book stall on the night and everyone is welcome. 

Turn up, Turn on, Tune in for an evening of intellectual discovery.  

Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

Reminder: ODS Lecture Tonight

Old Drogheda Society

 A forgotten and neglected Medieval Chapel in the grounds of St. Mary`s Churchyard.
The next lecture in the Old Drogheda Society Winter Lecture series take place on tonight at 8pm in the Governor's House, Millmount. Drogheda Museum Millmount's archivist and Community Historian Brendan Matthews will reveal some very interesting information in a talk entitled A forgotten and neglected Medieval Chapel in the grounds of St. Mary`s Churchyard.
 
Could the ruins at the back of St. Mary's Church be all that remains of a monastery built in the 13th century and not a more “modern” building as has been believed up until now?

That is the hypothesis being put forward by Brendan, who is noted for his in depth investigations of local heritage matters, having discovered much information that had previously been overlooked.
 
It is believed by most Historians and Archaeologists that the old ruins to the south of St. Mary`s Church of Ireland in Mary St. Drogheda are the remains of what is termed `a modern building` and dating to the post medieval and reformation period; possibly having been constructed in the 18th century.

However, Brendan has come across some new material which suggests that this `old ruin` could possibly be one of the early medieval chapels or domesticated structures associated with the Carmelite Monastery that was founded here in the early 13th century.

A fascinating and remarkable tale of desecration and religious division has brought this new and very interesting information  to light

The lecture takes place this evening at 8pm at Drogheda Museum Millmount.

There will be a bookstall on the night and everyone is welcome.

Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

2/24/2015

Pic of the Day @ 24 February 2015


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Oars of the Drogheda Rowing Club
 
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

 

2/23/2015

Pic of the Day @ 23 February 2015


Old Drogheda Society

 
Stonewall Jar
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

 

ODS Lecture: A Forgotten and Neglected Medieval Chapel in the Grounds of St. Mary`s Churchyard

Old Drogheda Society

 
The next lecture in the Old Drogheda Society Winter Lecture series take place on Wednesday next February 25th at 8pm in the Governor's House, Millmount. Drogheda Museum Millmount's archivist and Community Historian Brendan Matthews will reveal some very interesting information in a talk entitled A forgotten and neglected Medieval Chapel in the grounds of St. Mary`s Churchyard.
Could the ruins at the back of St. Mary's Church be all that remains of a monastery built in the 13th century and not a more “modern” building as has been believed up until now?

That is the hypothesis being put forward by Brendan, who is noted for his in depth investigations of local heritage matters, having discovered much information that had previously been overlooked.


It is believed by most Historians and Archaeologists that the old ruins to the south of St. Mary`s Church of Ireland in Mary St. Drogheda are the remains of what is termed `a modern building` and dating to the post medieval and reformation period; possibly having been constructed in the 18th century.

However, Brendan has come across some new material which suggests that this `old ruin` could possibly be one of the early medieval chapels or domesticated structures associated with the Carmelite Monastery that was founded here in the early 13th century.

A fascinating and remarkable tale of desecration and religious division has brought this new and very interesting information  to light

The lecture takes place on Wednesday February 25th at 8pm at Drogheda Museum Millmount.


There will be a bookstall on the night and everyone is welcome.

Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

2/22/2015

Pic of the Day @ 22 February 2015


Old Drogheda Society

Stoneware cheese jar
 
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

 

2/21/2015

Pic of the Day @ 21 February 2015


Old Drogheda Society

 
Butter jar
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

 

2/20/2015

Pic of the Day @ 20 February 2015


Old Drogheda Society


Second cream coloured earthenware jar


Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

 

2/19/2015

Pic of the Day @ 19 February 2015


Old Drogheda Society

Opaque green glass bottle
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

2/18/2015

Pic of the Day @ 18 February 2015


Old Drogheda Society


Cream coloured earthenware jar
 

Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

 

2/17/2015

Pic of the Day @ 17 February 2015

Old Drogheda Society



Third earthenware bottle



Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

2/16/2015

Pic of the Day @ 16 February 2015


Old Drogheda Society
White stonewall Fruitfield Varsity marmalade jar

Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

 

2/15/2015

Pic of the Day @ 15 February 2015

Old Drogheda Society

 
Second earthenware bottle
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

 

2/14/2015

Pic of the Day @ Valentines Day 2015


Old Drogheda Society

 
 
Somebody really loves Joanna

 

That's one way of saying it to her hahaha
From Spotted Drogheda


 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

2/13/2015

Pic of the Day @ 13 February 2014


Old Drogheda Society

White stoneware James Keiller & Sons Dundee marmalade jug
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

 

An Irish Tale of Hunger and the Sultan

Old Drogheda Society



Community historian Brendan Matthews has kindly brought this to our attention:

Tale of the Ottoman food aid delivered to Drogheda in 1847 which has appeared in the January 2015 edition of the Saudi Aramco World Magazine. Read More ...

 Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

2/12/2015

Pic of the Day @ 12 February 2015


Old Drogheda Society

 
Glass tumbler
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

Special Family Rate for Museum Visitors


Old Drogheda Society
 
 
Please spread the word to family, neighbours and friends - Drogheda Museum Millmount is offering families who wish to visit the museum and tower at Millmount a special rate for families (2 adults and up to three children) on the next three Saturdays in February 14th, 21st & 28th for just €6. 

As you know the Museum houses a wide variety of artefacts of local and national importance. Chief amongst the attractions is the unique collection of Guild and Trade Banners. This collection is recognised by Ireland's National Museum as being of special significance and includes the only remaining guild banners in Ireland.

Popular exhibits at the Millmount Museum include an authentic 18th century Irish folk kitchen, dairy and laundry, and the telephone exhibition including Drogheda's first exchange, The Industrial exhibition showcasing former industries in the town such as brewing, distilling, shoemaking etc. There is also a World War One exhibition showing Drogheda's involvement in the conflict.

The tower offers a great overview of the town and inside there is a weaponry exhibition and War of Independence and Civil War exhibition.
 

The museum Saturday opening hours are 10am to 5.30 pm with the last guided tour at 4.30 pm and at just €6 for a family is really good value. 


Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097


2/11/2015

Pic of the Day @ 11 February 2015


Old Drogheda Society

 
Earthenware bottle
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

 

2/10/2015

Pic of the Day @ 10 February 2015


Old Drogheda Society

 
Oval green glass bottle
 
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

 

2/09/2015

Pic of the Day @ 9 February 2015


Old Drogheda Society

Green transparent glass bottle
 
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

 

2/08/2015

Pic of the Day @ 8 February 2015


Old Drogheda Society

 
 
Soda Stream - 'Sparkler'
 
 
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

 

2/07/2015

Pic of the Day @ 7 February 2015



Old Drogheda Society
Model of St Peter's RC Church

Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097