Old Drogheda Society
ODS Walk & Talk This Evening With Eamon ThorntonThe next in the series of Old Drogheda Society Walk and Talks will take place this evening, 21st June, at 7.30 pm, when Eamon Thornton will lead a walk around the Millmount Complex. This, of course, is the longest day of the year and the walk will be held during the Midsummer Craft Fair that will take place throughout the Millmount Complex. So come and enjoy the craic, be entertained with the arts and crafts of the Fair and learn about the rich heritage of this very important but underappreciated ancient site.
Eamon will inform his audience of the origins of the site, the mythology and folklore associated with this extraordinary place from its prehistoric roots through the foundation of the town of Drogheda, its development through the ages, the major military battles that took place there, the people who lived in the buildings on the site, its later emergence as a famous sporting venue where a world champion learned and practiced his sport and the emergence of Millmount in the 21st century as the site of the leading voluntary-run museum in the country.
The tour will end with a visit to the wonderful gun platform of the Napoleonic Tower with its panoramic vista overlooking the countryside for many miles in all directions. Here Eamon will talk about the significance of Amergin and his role in the Irish Mythology Cycle and his links with Millmount.
The Craft Fair will run from 5 pm to 9 pm with the Walk and Talk at 7.30 pm.
Drogheda Museum Millmount,
History, Archaeology & Heritage,