Old Drogheda Society
Collon House, the former home of the Foster/Massereene family, restored by its present owners with contemporary Georgian furniture and furnishings steeped in history and is full of character and charm; its gracious rooms are exquisitely furnished with period antiques and paintings, retaining the atmosphere of early Georgian living.
Built in 1740, Collon House was the home of Anthony Foster, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer. His famous son John “Speaker” Foster , was the last Speaker of the Irish House of Commons up to its dissolution by the Act of Union in 1800.The Foster family had many famous connections including Vere Foster, the Educationalist and First President of the Irish National Teachers Organisation.
Tour of house followed by tea, coffee and sandwich in Watters Pub.
Depart Marian Park 6.30 p.m.
Depart Lourdes Church 6.45 p.m.
Please note no parking available on Lourdes Church property.
Cost : €15 per person including coach travel, admission/tour of house,
tea, coffee and sandwich..
Booking now open. Advance booking essential at Millmount tel :
9833097, not later than Monday June 16th, 2014.
Please note this tour is open to non members and will operate dependent on sufficient numbers.
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & HeritageMillmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097