Friday 18 October 2019

Know your local history

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 February 14th 2019from 7.45pm to 8.45pm and ending on Thursday evening March 14th 2019; 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 aim of this five-week course is to introduce the participants to the historical sites & monuments within the town of Drogheda and to outline the historical timeline of events, its streetscape, buildings and people that have shaped its storied past from the first settlers along the great River Boyne to the foundations of the medieval town and from the Industrial mills & factories of the 19th century to the emergence of an expanding town in the 21st century.

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

Drogheda Independent