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Old Drogheda Society

There are still a few places for tomorrow evenings( 5th August) Old Drogheda Society's Summer "Walk & Talk" Evening when Liam Reilly, supervisor in Drogheda Museum Millmount, will talk on "Dooley Gate". The walk departs at 7.30pm from Millmount.

Liam will talk on many aspects of the Duleek Gate area including the shooting of Liam Leech at Pitcher Hill steps, The Millmount Bar (Sampson's), hideaway of the Fenians, The Riot in Duleek Gate, Barney Daly, the Old Hill resident shot by Free State troops on the day of Michael Collins funeral, Larry Walsh, Drogheda's longest serving Mayor, Barber Callan's Pub, The old streets and lanes off Duleek Street, St Mary's Church of Ireland, Oliver Cromwell's attack on the town, The Cairnes Trust Sunday School and houses, World War One Memorial, The characters and the pubs of the area, Joe Shiels, baker and prisoner of war, St Marys Church and the Castle of Comfort. We may even get a few verses of the song "The Hooley in Dooley Gate."

Because of the limited number of people that can be accommodated pre-booking is essential. Phone the Governor's House 041-9833097 or e-mailinfo@droghedamuseum.ie 

Bookings are also being taken for the 5th "Walk & Talk Evening" Drogheda's Places of Detention" with Audrey Smith meet Bia Cafe, bottom of Dublin Road 7.30pm

Content -

Dublin Rd, ‐ Prostitutes, thieves and informers: Red Pat Bannon & the Lodging houses of Drogheda. James Street Gaol ‐ Drogheda Hanged Shop Street ‐ Murder most foul the homicide of James Woods 1868 and St Savours Bridewell

The Tholsel ‐ Law & Order, a history of Women and Children in the dock.

Peter Street Lockup – Thomas Guppy and the Drogheda Gang

Rope Walk –

Felix Maguire the last man hanged in Drogheda. Drogheda Gaol – Stories from a 19th century jail and extracts of the Governor’s Diary.

Remember advance booking essential. Phone 041-9833097 or e-mail info@droghedamuseum.ie


Drogheda Museum Millmount,

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,



Co. Louth, Ireland,


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