Wednesday 16 October 2019

History week info at the Louth County Libraries

Louth Libraries will host a Festival of History taking place from Tuesday 30 October to Saturday 3 November in all five branch libraries.

Bringing together historians from across the country, this festival will address the centenary of significant events in 1918 such as the end of the Great War, the Representation of the People Act, the rise of nationalism and threats to unionism, the decline of John Redmond and the Irish Parliamentary Party's prominence.

Attendance is free but booking essential.

The week kicks off in Dunleer at 6pm on October 30th with a talk on Unionism in 1918 and also at the same time in Drogheda library, women in the IRA and in employment.

Ardee library hosts John Redmond's story on November 3 at 2.30pm.

For full festival details please consult the library website: and for bookings please phone the relevant branch library. Drogheda library 041-9876162 , Dundalk library 042- 9353190 . Ardee Library 041-6859023, Dunleer Library 041-6859016, Carlingford Library 042-9324113 . General Email:

St John table quiz night

St John Ambulance Drogheda Division host a table quiz night on November 2nd in The Pheasant Bar at 8:30pm. All proceeds go towards running the division.

History course

A new five-week Local History Course on getting to know more about Drogheda`s fascinating history & heritage will once again be delivered at the Drogheda Museum.

The `Know Your Drogheda` course will be presented each week in a relaxed and laid-back manner at the Drogheda Museum Millmount and will be presented by renowned Community Historian Brendan Matthews in association with the Old Drogheda Society. Beginning on Thursday evening November 1st from 7.45pm to 8.45pm and ending on Thursday evening November 29th; this course is designed for anyone interested in the town`s historic past and would be deemed ideal for both adults and students alike and also for those who may be already employed in the tourism/hospitality sector in the north-east region.

The Course fee is €60 and is payable on the first night of the course. Early booking is advisable as places on this course are limited. To book your place contact the Drogheda Museum at 041-9833097 or Community Historian Brendan Matthews at 086-2260158 or by e mail to

Humpty in the TLT

For the first time ever The classic nursery Rhyme Humpty Dumpty is brought to the TLT stage in this wonderful live interactive all singing and dancing production.

Sing along; solve puzzles, and meet lots of famous children's charters along the way including, The Three Little Pigs, Little Bo Peep and all the animals on Old MacDonald's Farm and many more!

With amazing costumes, dazzling stage sets and a host of colourful characters to bring you on the journey of a lifetime.

It's in the TLT on November 4th, tickets €10.

Irish chat in Ardee

The Irish language conversation group which meets in Full of Beans Cafe, Ashwalk, Ardee (opposite Super Valu) is inviting new members to join them every Thursday morning at 10.45 a.m. to practise speaking Irish in an informal setting. As well as general conversation, the group focuses on a different topic each week and participants get a list of sample sentences to bring home with them, some popular Irish songs are also included. There is no charge to attend and newcomers are welcome every week. Just come on the day or phone Tom on 087-9895542 for more information. Beidh fáilte romhat.

Drogheda Independent