Old Drogheda Society
The final "Walk & Talk" evening in the Old Drogheda Society Summer series takes place this evening, September 2nd, when Liam Reilly will lead a walk from outside St Peter's Church of Ireland at 7.30pm.
The content of the walk will include
a look at some of the interesting graves in the churchyard including John Duggan, survivor of the Charge of the Light Brigade, the Elcock family grave, Anne Hardman, the lady who came back from the dead, Bartholomew Van Homreigh, former Mayor of Dublin the first to wear the mayoral chains presented by William of Orange and still worn today. And we look at the cadaver from the 16th century.
Then we move into William Street and hear about Eamonn Campbell, probably Drogheda's most famous musician, TK Whitaker, voted Irishman of the 20th Century, Church Lane and the Drogheda connection to "The Fairytale of New York", Freeschool Lane, Paradise Place and Harpur House.
In Palace Street we hear about the former Presbyterian Church, the Tooting Tower, the Archbishops of Armagh's residence in Drogheda. We visit St Laurence Gate and the old town walls at Featherbed Lane and hear about the Whitworth Hall, the Old Drogheda Grammar School, the Franciscans in Drogheda, Keysers Lane, the old Methodist Church and Rosemary Lane, finishing at the Tholsel.
There is no set charge for this walk but small donations will be accepted for Drogheda Cultural Services. As numbers are limited pre-booking is essential. Bookings are now being taken at the Governors House, Millmount. Phone 041-9833097 or e-mail email@example.com