Drogheda and the First World War

Old Drogheda Society

The Old Drogheda Society will launch a new exhibition in Drogheda Museum Millmount tomorrow, Wednesday, December 3rd at 7pm. Oh What A Lovely War - Drogheda and the First World War.  

Around 170 young Drogheda men died horrifically in the First World War

Who were they?

Why did they go ?

What did they die for ?

This new exhibition answers some of these questions and the exhibition will be available Monday to Saturday 10am to 5.30pm and on Sundays 2pm - 5pm. 

The launch on Wednesday night will be followed by the launch of a fascinating ne publication from Community Historian, Brendan Matthews, unravelling the tale of social conditions in Drogheda during the Great Famine of 1847 and the background to the story that food-aid was delivered to the port of Drogheda in that year by the Ottoman Empire. In his book Drogheda and the Ottoman Empire Ships of 1847 , Brendan's extensive research gives a outlook into what did happen in Drogheda in that year. 

Refreshments will be served on the night and there will be a bookstall with a wide variety of books of local interest that will make ideal Christmas gifts. All welcome.

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


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