Old Drogheda Society
The Old Drogheda Society will host a day trip to Malahide Castle and Newbridge House on Sunday July 12th, 2015.
Malahide Castle has a long and rich history. The oldest parts of the castle date back to the 12th century and were enlarged in the reign of Edward IV. Get a glimpse into the life of the castle during the 800 years that the Talbot family resided there. Tour the beautiful reception rooms and the Great Hall, home to the original Battle of the Boyne painting. The Castle is adorned with beautiful period furniture and an extensive collection of paintings from the National Gallery of Ireland.
Newbridge House was built by Archbishop Cobbe to a design by James Gibbs. It is extremely rare in that it still contains most of it's original furniture, thanks to an arrangement with the Cobbe family. It offers many surprises; these include the magnificent Red Drawing Room, the Museum of Curiosities and the ornate plasterwork found throughout the house. The house is set in a 360 acre demesne, one of the finest and most complete 18th century landscapes in Ireland.
Cost €20 per person (includes coach transport, admission and guided tours of both properties) Tea/Coffee facilities are available at Malahide Castle at own expense
Following the tours, there will be a stop at the Carnegie Court in Swords to avail of the carvery at own expense.
Bus departs Bolton Square at 11.15am sharp
Bus departs Millmount at 11.30am sharp
The Day Trip is open to both members and non members
Advance booking is essential. Bookings are now being taken at the Governor's House, Millmount. Phone 041-9833097 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- The operation of this tour is subject to a minimum number of bookings
Drogheda Museum Millmount,
History, Archaeology & Heritage,