Ambling with Audrey

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 info@droghedamuseum.ie 

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. 

Drogheda Museum Millmount,

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,



Co. Louth, Ireland,


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