Today The ODS Hosts .... "1916- Myth or Reality".

Old Drogheda Society

This year's theme is "1916- Myth or Reality". 

In the run up to the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising, we look at 1916 in its social, national and European context and try to begin to unravel the myths from the historical reality of this period.

We also will have an update on the ongoing research into the sensational revelations in the recently discovered John Boyle O’Reilly letter of May 1870. This will be given by O’Reilly’s biographer - leading historian, writer and broadcaster Ian Kenneally.

Drogheda in 1915 – The Calm Before the Storm - Millmount Research Unit
The Battles of the Easter Rising – Military historian Paul O’Brien
Arthur Griffith and the Easter Rising – Gerard Shannon
The Irish Citizen Army and the Easter Rising – Dr. Mary Muldowney
Cumann na mBan in County Louth – Ailbhe Rogers
Special Report on New John Boyle O’Reilly Revelations – Ian Kenneally

Venue: the Governor's House, Millmount, Drogheda from 9.30am to 5pm.

Drogheda Museum Millmount,

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,



Co. Louth, Ireland,


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