Old Drogheda Society
There has been a change in the Old Drogheda Society "Walk & Talk" Evening planned for Wednesday Aug 26th.
It had been planned for Brendan Matthews to lead a walk and talk about Drogheda's industrial past but Brendan felt it would be unfair to the people who have taken part in the tours to date, to do the this talk on a Wednesday, as a lot of it's content was covered in his previous walk and talk on Drogheda Docks.
Instead Brendan Matthews will take walkers on a stroll across West St. telling the tales of Saint Oliver Plunkett, executed in 1681 and Dr. Patrick Curtis, friend to the Duke of Wellington and one-time Primate of Armagh who died in 1832, the relics of both are which interred within St. Peter`s Church. The tale of old Arthur Moy, who owned a locksmith`s shop in Stockwell St. in the later 19th and early 20th century. The life and adventures of a daring Fenian, Big John Francis Nugent, of Duke St. and the formation of the Fenian Movement in Drogheda in the old White Horse Hotel. The veterinary surgeon Henry Byrne and the John Boyle O`Reilly connection. The site of the old 18th century Linen Hall. The Old Abbey, Town wall remains and the West Gate. Brendan will bring the evening to a close at Georges Square, location of the renowned Drogheda Horse Fair and where he will speak about the appalling conditions of the people who once lived in Chesters Lane; often led on a `drinking spree` by the famous Kate the Navvy, they were known as the `Chesters Lane Elite`
This walk will start from outside St Peter's Church at 7.30pm.
Advance booking is essential and can be made by phoning the Governor's House on 041-9833097 of e-mail email@example.com