6/26/2017

Pic of the Day @ 26 June 2017



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Pic Of The Day

Irish Society for Christian Civilisation in front of St Peter's Chapel, West Street, Drogheda, Today


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6/25/2017

Pic of the Day @ 25 June 2017



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Pic Of The Day

Surprise 80th birthday party for long serving SVP worker Carmel Clarke in the Black Bull


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6/24/2017

Pic of the Day @ 24 June 2017



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Pic Of The Day


Drogheda Town FC Phoenix players tucking into chips and sausages @ DTFC end of season awards

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6/23/2017

Pic of the Day @ 23 June 2017



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Pic Of The Day

Boyne Valley Weavers


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6/22/2017

Pic of the Day @ 22 June 2017



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Pic Of The Day


William Kenny's VC and medals in the Regimental Museum, Aberdeen

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6/21/2017

Pic of the Day @ 21 June 2017



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Pic Of The Day

Drogheda woman, Carrie Twomey @ the Nashville concert in Dublin on Monday


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ODS Walk & Talk This Evening With Eamon Thornton



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ODS Walk & Talk This Evening With Eamon Thornton

The next in the series of Old Drogheda Society Walk and Talks will take place this evening, 21st June, at 7.30 pm, when Eamon Thornton will lead a walk around the Millmount Complex.  This, of course, is the longest day of the year and the walk will be held during the Midsummer Craft Fair that will take place throughout the Millmount Complex.  So come and enjoy the craic, be entertained with the arts and crafts of the Fair and learn about the rich heritage of this very important but underappreciated ancient site.

Eamon will inform his audience of the origins of the site, the mythology and folklore associated with this extraordinary place from its prehistoric roots through the foundation of the town of Drogheda, its development through the ages, the major military battles that took place there,  the people who lived in the buildings on the site, its later emergence as a famous sporting venue where a world champion learned and practiced his sport and the emergence of Millmount in the 21st century as the site of the leading voluntary-run museum in the country. 

The tour will end with a visit to the wonderful gun platform of the Napoleonic Tower with its panoramic vista overlooking the countryside for many miles in all directions.  Here Eamon will talk about the significance of Amergin and his role in the Irish Mythology Cycle and his links with Millmount. 

The Craft Fair will run from 5 pm to 9 pm with the Walk and Talk at 7.30 pm. 


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6/20/2017

Pic of the Day @ 20 June 2017



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Pic Of The Day

 
Dog at the Boyne


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Mid Summer Craft Fare



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This Wednesday evening from 5 pm - 9 pm in the Millmount Cultural Quarter there will be a Mid Summer Craft Fare plus an Old Drogheda Society Walk & Talk.

Stall holders joining the resident craft studios will include, Dark Horse Pizzas, Seodra Glass Jewellery, Shell's Driftwood, Moo Moo Knits, Puddy Upcycled, Little Twit Designs, Clayotic, all but chaotic, Maggie Hollins
Cathy Prendergast, Patricia Murphy Artist, Breda McNelis Textile Artist, Siobhan Coffey, Dunany Flour, Edde Art Big Red Kitchen, Soilse Candles Bridge Street Studios, Little Delights.

The fabulous Brown Hound will be here with their gorgeous treats and coffee.

Richmond Fort will be open with delicious hot food and drinks as well.

There also have live music from Kern and the Drogheda Youth Brass Band.

Demonstrations from Newgrange Willow Design And Children's Activities by Kieran McNulty.

Drogheda Museum Millmount will be offering discounted entry and Eamon Thornton will lead a Walk & Talk detailing the history of Millmount since it's foundation by the Normans at 7.30 pm.

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Ireland,

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6/19/2017

Pic of the Day @ 19 June 2017



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Pic Of The Day

The Boyne at a June sundown


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6/18/2017

Pic of the Day @ 18 June 2017



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Pic Of The Day

The cool water of the Boyne flows on the second scorcher in a row


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6/17/2017

Pic of the Day @ 17 June 2017



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Pic Of The Day


Summer 2017: Fine June Weather bathes the Boyne

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6/16/2017

Pic of the Day @ 16 June 2017



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Pic Of The Day


Insulator dusting brush

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6/15/2017

Pic of the Day @ 15 June 2017



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Pic Of The Day


Insulator No 22 Delph

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6/14/2017

Pic of the Day @ 14 June 2017



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Pic Of The Day


Insulator Fused

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Walk & Talk with Liam Reilly Wednesday 14 June 2017



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This evening the 5th in the Old Drogheda Society Summer Walk and Talk series takes place when Liam Reilly will be the guide.


Taking in the history of the Newfoundwell - Scarlet Street area, starting at 7.30 pm from Kierans' Corner ( Garvey's Car Park).

Liam will be talking about a wide range of topics including the origin of:

Kierans' Corner

The Glen

Swan Park

Newfoundwell Bridge

The Well Pub

James Flanagan after whom Flanagan's Terrace is named,

Tommy Hanratty,

Garvey's Pub & Cash and Carry, Kelly's Lane, , St Francis Club, Thomas Sandiford, St Janes & St Mark's Terraces,

The Cottage Hospital,

Oulster Lane,

The Fire Station

The old St Patrick's School,

Segraves Field,

The Old Jail,

Morgan's Lane,

Campbell's Shop,

Joe Corcoran the barber,

Slate Row.

The walk and talk will finish at Sunday's Gate.



All are welcome and there is no set charge but small donation to the Old Drogheda Society will be accepted.


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Millmount,
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Ireland,

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6/13/2017

Pic of the Day @ 13 June 2017



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Pic Of The Day


Insulator No 13 Fused

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6/12/2017

Pic of the Day @ 12 June 2017



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Pic Of The Day



Insulator No 12 Double Groove

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6/11/2017

Pic of the Day @ 11 June 2017



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Pic Of The Day


Insulator No 10 Double Groove

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6/10/2017

Pic of the Day @ 10 June 2017



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Pic Of The Day


Pocket Knife

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All You Need to Know about the Irish Maritime Festival



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All You Need to Know about the Irish Maritime Festival

Gates open at 11.00am each day, on both Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th will be jam-packed with lots of fun activities. 

·         Ships open for visitors from 11.30am – 3.30 pm  each day … come aboard to explore these fabulous ships. They will be sailing up the river from Mornington on Friday from 11.30am  passing Donor’s Quay at about 12 noon


Check out which Ships are coming  http://www.maritimefestival.ie/ships/ 

Children can visit King Neptune’s stage for Billy Bubbles, Magic and the Kids Disco.

Build a sand castle in The Sand Shanty, dig for buried treasure or watch the sand sculpture in action.

Enjoy the all the fun of the fair  vintage carousel rides in Finn MacCool’s Fairground.

Kick back and enjoy live music  all weekend on the Ballast Quay Stage. Times of performances listed below.

Live life like a Norman in the Norman Village.

Marvel at the talented artists in Lir’s World of Art including visiting artist Ryan Mutter.

Take a selfie with a Mermaid and watch out for pirates roaming the Port.

Enjoy  a Taste of Ireland’s Ancient East  with a host of local food producers.

Cookery demos with TV chef Tara Walker 

Chill out with a local craft beer and a great band in the Living Room by Sarsfield’s.

RTE’s hit series “You Should Really See A Doctor” will be filming with Dr Pixie & Dr Phil

Peter Pan Ariel Acrobatic Show  high on the masts of the Tall Ship the Shtandart . 3 shows daily 12.30 pm, 3 pm 5 pm

The Boyne 2.7km Swim starts Saturday at 12.50 pm from Mell finishing at the Boyne Fishermen’s Recue Boathouse.

The Howth to Drogheda Yacht Race starts Howth  9 am on Saturday arriving at the mouth of the Boyne between 12  noon and 1 pm

Meet the fabulous crew of the Irish Coastguard and Boyne Fisherman’s Rescue and learn about all they do.

Special discounted fares from Irish Rail for those travelling to the Festival



Music At The Maritime: Saturday 10th June:

12.00hrs Phoenix Baton Twirler

12.30hrs Katie Gallagher

12.55hrs Andrew Ore

13.20hrs Priorland

13.55hrs Chris Brady

14.20hrs The Gatinhos

14.55hrs Sarah Something

15.20hrs Clara Rose

15.55hrs Pull the Wool

16.20hrs Pauly Fagan

16.45hrs Fuzz Gigolo
 

Sunday 11th June:

12.00hrs The FAA Side

12.35hrs Whistle

13.10hrs Accidents in the Workplace

13.45hrs Chelsea Nolan

14.10hrs Moon Looks On

14.45hrs Marcin Fabisiak

15.10hrs Augustinian Gospel Choir

15.45hrs Red Empire

16.20hrs Cua

17.20hrs Kid Kast



Admission Prices: children under 12 free of charge, 12-18 €3.00, adults €8.00 and concessions €5.00 (students, OAPs and disabled/carer).

Once on-site all kids activities (except the fairground), music, food and ships activities are free of charge. Hours of fun and activity for all ages at Ireland’s largest maritime event.




Drogheda Museum Millmount is open Saturday 9.30 am - 5.30 pm and on Sunday 2 pm - 5 pm  

Compiled by Drogheda Tourist Office, The Tholsel, West Street, Drogheda phone 041-9872843  

                  Support Your Local Festivals


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Governor's House,
Millmount,
Drogheda,
Co. Louth,
Ireland,

0419833097