Old Drogheda Society
Our Guest at the Annual Old Drogheda Society's President's Lunch next Sun 14 Dec 2014 in the Boyne Valley Hotel at 1pm is Col Colm Doyle, who grew up in Drogheda and was Ireland's top man at the United Nations in charge of international peace keeping. He is probably most famous for his involvement in Bosnia and Sarajevo in the 1990s and for his high profile clash with "The Butcher of the Balkans", Radovan Karadzic in the International Criminal Court in the Hague in 2003.
Colm grew up in Drogheda where he lived on the Chord Rd and attended St. Joseph's CBS. With his twin brother Francis he was part of the famous Drogheda Leaving Cert class of 1964 which included such luminaries as Eamonn Campbell of the Dubliners; Gerry Cullen of the Voice Squad; Nicholas Carolan Director of the Irish Traditional Music Archive; Paddy Clarke, Manager of the Louth G.A.A. Team and Seán Corcoran, Chairperson of the Old Drogheda Society.
Colm played hurling with the Wolfe Tones Club, Drogheda and was a member of the Louth Minor Team.
Tickets for the Lunch cost €25 and are available from Drogheda Museum Millmount 041-9833097. Today is the last opportunity to purchase tickets.
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & HeritageMillmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097