Old Drogheda Society
A fascinating new book Louth Folk Tales by professional storyteller Doreen McBride, will be launched in the Governor's House Millmount on Wednesday June 10th at 8pm.
The book recounts the local tales, ancient and modern, of County Louth, including the doomed love of Lassara and her harpist who haunted the waters of Carlingford Lough, of the origin of the River Boyne, of Drogheda's haunted house and of the jumping church at Kildemock.
The book looks at St Brigid's association with Faughart, the Maiden Tower in Mornington and how Drogheda's Mayoralty House had its roof partially destroyed by the “Big Wind". It also deals with how the Hound of Ulster recovered from war wounds on the Death Mound of Du Largy, the Long Woman's Grave, the Death of Conla at Rosnaree with 30 stories included in the book.
Doreen has stortytelling in her blood. She was born in Belfast, listened to stories at her grandmother's knee and inherited a family tradition of storytelling. She is a well known broadcaster, teacher and author as well as being an imaginative storyteller, sharing her tales throughout Ireland, America, Canada and New Zealand.
Refreshments and entertainment will be provided on what should be a very enjoyable night. Copies of the book will be available to purchase on the night
Drogheda Museum Millmount
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