Museums and a Castle

The Old Drogheda Society will hold an outing on Sunday July 28th to Dublin visiting The Irish Jewish Museum, The Pearse Museum and Drimnagh Castle.

The Bus departs Lourdes Church at 10.45am and Marian Park Shops at 11am. Cost: Members  €20 &  Non Members €25

The Irish Jewish Museum -  The Museum contains a substantial collection of memorabilia relating to the Irish Jewish communities and their various associations and contributions to present day Ireland. The Museum is an all-Ireland museum and its material associates with the communities of many Irish towns including Drogheda.

The Pearse Museum -  St Enda's school run by Patrick Pearse, now a museum in beautiful grounds. Attractions include exhibitions, a nature study room with attractive displays on Irish flora and fauna and an audio-visual show titled "This Man Kept a School". Much of the planning for the 1916 Rising took place here. St. Enda's Park is one of Dublin city's most charming and atmospheric parks, with its riverside walks, waterfall and walled garden.

Tea/Coffee and refreshments available in the restaurant/tearooms at own expense.

Drimnagh Castle - For nearly 800 years until 1954, Drimnagh Castle was one of the oldest cntinually inhabited castles in Ireland and it is an outstanding example of an old feudal stronghold. .It was built around 1240 as a fortress of the Barnewall family. There were a Norman family who owned large parts of land in Soth County Dublin.. It is the only Irish castle still to be surrounded by a flooded moat. The Castle consists of a Restored Great Hall and a medieval undercroft, a tall battlement tower with lookout
posts and other separate buildings. One of the most attractive aspects of Drimnagh is the garden – a formal 17th century layout. .

There will be a stop on the way home at the Carnegie Court Hotel to avail of their carvery service (at own expense).

Bookings are now being taken at Drogheda Museum Millmount - Phone 041-9833097 or e-mail info@droghedamuseum.ie

Please note -  you are advised NOT to park cars on the Lourdes Church property.

Please note - this tour will operate subject to minimum numbers

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

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