Dates for your Diary!

The Old Drogheda Society has a very busy schedule of events lined up between now and Christmas.

Starting with a lecture on Wednesday 13th November at 8pm in the Governor's House, Millmount, when well-known local historian Brendan Matthews will give a talk on "Kate the Navvy & the Street Characters of Drogheda". All are welcome.

From Tuesday 19th November the first stage of the Archaeological Remote Sensing of the mound at Millmount starts, with the work being carried out by LGS Ltd. who specialise in geophysical research, in association with Dr. Conor Brady from DKIT. The first stage of the work will take five or six days, and there may be parking restrictions in place during part of this period. Alternate parking will be provided nearby.

On Tuesday 26th November the Corcoran Garry Transition Year Local History Quiz for transition year students will be taking place in the Barbican Centre, William Street at 2pm, with six local schools participating.

On Thursday 28th November in the Tower, Millmount at 7.30pm the Society will celebrate the granting of full Accreditation Status to Drogheda Museum Millmount by the Irish Heritage Council. The Museum is the first voluntary run one to achieve this honour.

On Sunday 1st December in the Boyne Valley Hotel, the President's Christmas Lunch takes place at 1pm. The Guest Speaker will be Adrian Oughton, Headmaster of Wilson's Hospital School in Westmeath and former League of Ireland referee. The cost is €25; for bookings call 041-9833097 or email info@droghedamuseum.ie. There will be a book stall from 12.15pm until lunch is served but not afterwards.

On Wednesday 4th December in association with the Meath Archaeological and Historical Society there will be a talk on "Medieval Drogheda" by Dr. Brendan Smith in the Governor's House, Millmount at 8pm.

On Wednesday 11th December the Old Drogheda Society Journal No. 20 will be launched in the Governor's House, Millmount at 8pm.

The "Family History from the Sea" Mariners Exhibition continues in the Governor's House Millmount from 10am - 5pm every day except Wednesdays and Sundays until November 30th. David Snook of irishmariners.com will be in attendance each Friday from 11am till 12 noon to assist with queries on the exhibition.

A reminder; to join the Old Drogheda Society please email info@droghedamuseum.ie. Membership fees for adults is €15, students €10 Junior ( under 14) €5.

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