The Old Drogheda Society will be holding its annual John Boyle O'Reilly School in the Governor's House, Millmount on Saturday July 2nd between 10am and 4pm.
The theme is “Divided Families The Civil War in Drogheda" and examines the social and political scene in Drogheda and its surroundings as the Irish War of Independence ends and Irish Civil War begins in June 1922.
This year’s school will give new insights into the Civil War in Drogheda, and the incidents surrounding the shelling of Millmount Tower as well as details of the conflict in Louth, and the impact it had not on ordinary people living in Drogheda and its surrounding districts.
In addition to this, there will also be a talk on the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 over a century before the Irish Civil war in what is now Belgium, and the local Louth/Meath connections with that great battle. This will be followed by a tour of the Battle of Waterloo Exhibition recently opened in Millmount Tower.
Tickets are priced at €15 including a light lunch, and can be purchased from the Governor’s House, Millmount Drogheda or by phoning Tel: 041 – 9833097 or online from Eventbrite.