Old Drogheda Society
Sunday December 14th 2014 at 3pm
December 2014 marks the centenary of the arrival of the first German and Austrian Prisoners of War in Oldcastle in 1914.
These mainly civilian prisoners were interned in the Oldcastle Workhouse which was specially fortified for their arrival. The Workhouse building itself no longer exists, but at its peak nearly 600 men were imprisoned there. Moylagh Historical Society and Meath County Council Library Service will commemorate their arrival at Oldcastle Railway Station by re-enacting the march from the railway station to the site of the Workhouse, escorted by British Army soldiers, on Sunday December 14th 2014 at 3pm.
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097