Old Drogheda Society
The 5th in the series of "Walk & Talk" evenings hosted by the Old Drogheda Society, will take place on Wednesday August 12th when Audrey Smith will lead the walk around the former places of detention in the town and unveil some interesting stories on law and order in the town, down through the years.
Content and stopping points
Dublin Road – Prostitutes, thieves and informers: Red Pat Bannon and the lodging houses of Drogheda.
James Street Old Gaol – The Drogheda Hanged
Shop Street – Murder most foul, the homicide of James Woods in 1868, during the election rally for Benjamin Whitworth & St Savours Bridewell
The Tholsel – Law & Order, the history of women and children in the dock
Peter Street Lock Up – Thomas Guppy and the Drogheda Gang
Rope Walk – Felix Maguire, the last man handed in Drogheda
Scarlet Street Gaol – Stories from a 19th century gaol and interesting extracts of the Governor’s diary
As there are limited places it is essential that those planning to come along, please book in advance by phoning Drogheda Museum Millmount 041-9833097 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The 6th Walk & Talk Evening will take place on Wednesday August 19th when Margaret Clinton will lead the walk on "Oliver Cromwell's sacking of Drogheda and the history of Millmount ".
Meet at Drogheda Museum Millmount at 7.30pm. Bookings are now being taken.